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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: 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.

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

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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