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finish your collapse and stay for breakfast [Jun. 30th, 2009|05:36 pm]
jimmy triumphant

i have a prolapsed disc in my lumbar region. it's a happily anti-climactic outcome (or, as dad put it, "thank christ for that"). i manned up, put my suit on and winced my way into court this morning but i only lasted about ninety minutes before i had to leave. my pain threshold is pretty high but when i start sweating in agony, it's time to pull up stumps.

i saw a different physio this afternoon; really nice lady at elsternwick called Lee. she was a lot more inquisitive than the hack i saw in caulfield last week (she went as far as getting a copy of the CT scan faxed across from my GP) and after a thorough examination she declared an MRI necessary. if the disc has slipped right out (and the numbness in my left foot is apparently a bad sign), i'll need a minor operation rather than therapy. she forbade me from working until that's been clarified, which is a bummer - i hate this inactivity. i'm still in inexplicably good spirits, though.
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[User Picture]From: lunaminor
2009-06-30 07:50 am (UTC)
ouch ouch ouch ouch!

i'm glad you have someone who sounds like their going to take care of it all though. there's nothing worse than people wasting your time, especially with health stuff.

hope it all gets sorted soon dude.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-06-30 08:44 am (UTC)
thanks julia.
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[User Picture]From: notcharming
2009-06-30 08:05 am (UTC)
so glad you've found a therapist that is thorough. do you think you can send Lee over here! i'm having ridiculous trouble finding a therapist that does more than 'here's a basic massage and i'll see you next week, thanks for the $60'.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-06-30 08:44 am (UTC)
my first physio would say to me, "and i want to see you next Monday" and proceed to make an appointment, or something like that. it was a bit greasy. this one's decent.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-06-30 08:43 am (UTC)
shyeah, it's been a tough few weeks. so it goes.
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[User Picture]From: inflightdata
2009-06-30 08:37 am (UTC)
If you want me to visit and bring groceries or baked things or whatever, let me know. (Phone's fucked at the moment, but that'll be resolved soon. I think.) In the meantime, hope the pain decides to give you a break.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-06-30 08:43 am (UTC)
you're adorable. thanks miki. i'm pretty sorted; i've got mobility, it's just limited.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-07-02 04:43 am (UTC)
DEATH TO ALL LEES

thanks rachael.
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[User Picture]From: midsommer
2009-06-30 10:33 am (UTC)
that's no good! any idea how that happened?

I work with surgeons - so if I can help to "suss" out a reputable one (i.e, one a surgeon would send his family to), let me know.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-07-02 04:38 am (UTC)
no freakin' idea at all. my GP said that it's common among tradies who have a few more years on me. i'm stumped. thanks for the help - at this stage it's looking like surgery won't be necessary.

hope everything is going well with the house!
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-06-30 02:30 pm (UTC)
IT WAS NOT A COLLAPSED ARCH J-NEL.

ur fired. no medicare rebate for u.
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[User Picture]From: siologen
2009-06-30 04:14 pm (UTC)
Shit dude. Im sorry to hear! Still better a misplaced chunk of bone than rampagingly out of control kamikaze yet non-suicidal cellular material. I hope you go well.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-07-02 04:38 am (UTC)
I AGREE. i have visions of draining with a walking stick. cheers jim.
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[User Picture]From: kerithehobo
2009-06-30 05:19 pm (UTC)
Zombies don't have spines.

But I am sorry to hear this. At least you're getting it checked out.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-07-02 04:37 am (UTC)
shyeah. thanks keri.
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[User Picture]From: garethkeenan
2009-07-01 03:04 pm (UTC)
Chris' mother is dealing with this exact thing! But I'm glad that its fixable.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-07-02 04:37 am (UTC)
i'm not sure about FIXABLE per se. but it's survivable.
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[User Picture]From: ems
2009-07-02 11:13 am (UTC)
I'm really glad it's nothing sinister, and hope they get it all sorted soon, preferably without surgery.

Be good to yourself, James. I know you'll try and push yourself too far. Don't.

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjack
2009-07-02 01:04 pm (UTC)
grin.

thanks em.

the doctor said i needed to take a week off work. i had planned to see how i was feeling on monday but my Other Boss rang me this evening and told me that i wasn't allowed back until tuesday and i said, alright.

i am deathly bored. come online!!
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[User Picture]From: kemarie
2009-07-04 07:41 am (UTC)
hey! glad you know what it is and are working it out. take care xx!
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