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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.

[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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