Friday, August 21, 2015

The journey continues....




The majority of you follow me on Fb so you already know about my current spinal issues but for those who do not know I will keep it brief. The short story is I have some bulged disks caused by bone spurs from arthritis that I am currently trying to control. Many of you remember my shoulder injuries from 2 years ago and how we could not find the source of the pain, well, now we know. It is all from my C4/5 and 5/6. So I am going to be receiving epidural injections, seeing a chiropractor and PT while we wait to see if the pain improves. If not,  we have consulted with 2 surgeons regarding my surgery options. But I want to wait until I have tried all I can first.

Moving forward.....

I was depressed, anxious and unmotivated when I first found out all this was going on 3 weeks ago and so now I have to get back on track.  I have gained more weight and now that the pity party is over, it's time to get back to work! I cannot train as I did before right now as it hurts to much but I can walk and ride on the spin bike until it hurts, then I need to stop.

So I am setting a new goal. To walk and bike a total of 150 miles for this month. Starting on Monday, August 24th.  I know it does not sound like much but it's a start back and we will see how it does with my pain.

Shoot for the stars right?


2 comments:

Niki Di Rocco said...

Prayers for great things to come of this! Keep your head up!

michael sharp said...

Epidural injections, even though insurance usually pays for them does not mean that it is approved by the FDA. IT IS A HUGE MONEY MAKER FOR DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS.
IT IS CODED BY DOC OFFICES AND INSURANCE COMPANIES AS MINOR SURGERY!!!! I WOULD BE VERY CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU DO. SURGERY IS NO WHERE CLOSE TO BEING A SURE THING. I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE TWO NECK SURGERIES BUT ENDED UP HAVING FIVE NECK SURGERIES. JUST BECOME INFORMED AS POSSIBLE. BEST WISHES