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Post  Tim C on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:32 pm

So I've been fighting sciatica issues for about 6 months now and MRI has confirmed I have a bone spur and compressed disk that are impinging on the nerve canal.  I've tried chiropractic, ART, acupuncture, everything.  Funny thing is I can walk or run pain free but can hardly drive a car or sit at my desk.  Putting my socks on is next to impossible.  No way around surgery so it's on for tomorrow am.  Don't know how long before I can run again but I'm hoping for 6-8 weeks.  I want to run the LA marathon again in March which may be doable but we will see.

Hope I don't go crazy not running for a few weeks and I'm terrified about the loss of conditioning but i have no choice.  Ran 6 yesterday with no watch and it was wonderful.....
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:41 pm

Dang!!  Sorry to hear that you are going under the knife, but the good thing is that hopefully surgery will fix it and you will be pain free.  I hope that rehab goes well and you will be on the short end of your recovery window.

Good Luck!!
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Post  Mark B on Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:25 pm

Here's hoping that the surgery will remove the source of your sciatica problems, Tim. Karma rockets heading your way!
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Post  mountandog on Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:28 pm

best of luck Tim.  I'm sure it will go just fine.  Yes, you'll lose conditioning, but think of all the pain free stuff later.  It's worth it.  Will be thinking of you.
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Post  T Miller on Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:41 am

I may be a little too late to this party but good luck!
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Post  Tim C on Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:27 am

Thanks for the thoughts.  Off we go....
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Post  Jim Lentz on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:22 am

Good luck this morning Tim.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:38 pm

Thoughts and prayers to you for a successful procedure and your return to the roads!
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Post  ounce on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:19 pm

Hope it was a success!!
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Post  Jerry on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:47 pm

You can run 6 easy. That's not bad in fitness. Good luck Tim.
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Post  Penelope on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Good luck and here's to a smooth recovery and quick return to running.
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Post  Mark B on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Still hoping for a status update!
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Post  Nick Morris on Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:03 pm

Mark B wrote:Still hoping for a status update!
Yes, hope all went well!!
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Post  Tim C on Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:22 pm

Thanks for the thoughts.  Doc says there was a lot more damage than he expected but that the procedure went well.  I feel about as good as can be expected after only 3 days but am walking around comfortably.  Now if only getting in and out of bed was easier.....affraid   That emoticon is pretty much what my face looks like getting out of bed...
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Post  Nick Morris on Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:53 pm

Tim C wrote:Thanks for the thoughts.  Doc says there was a lot more damage than he expected but that the procedure went well.  I feel about as good as can be expected after only 3 days but am walking around comfortably.  Now if only getting in and out of bed was easier.....affraid   That emoticon is pretty much what my face looks like getting out of bed...
Glad to hear that the procedure went well.  So, what is the timetable?  Did it change, because there was more damage?

Hope that it heals fast Smile
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Post  Mark B on Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:56 pm

Tim C wrote:Thanks for the thoughts.  Doc says there was a lot more damage than he expected but that the procedure went well.  I feel about as good as can be expected after only 3 days but am walking around comfortably.  Now if only getting in and out of bed was easier.....affraid   That emoticon is pretty much what my face looks like getting out of bed...
Thumbs down on the more damage than expected but a big thumbs up that the procedure went well.

Glad you're up and around already. Keep that momentum going!
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Post  jon c on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:56 am

Hopefully your healing will be uncomplicated.  Please be careful in your recovery.  I have known many people that end up with multiple back surgeries since it is an area with so much motion and flexibility.  Hopefully you will be one who beats the odds.
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Post  Paula Sue on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:27 pm

Glad the surgery is behind you and sorry you had to go through so much.  Take care, do what the doctor says.  I'm guessing you'll be going into physical therapy pretty soon.  I have to say, I'm glad I stuck with PT.  It's really brought be back to running much faster than the doctor or anyone else expected.
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Post  Tim C on Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:57 am

Thanks for the thoughts.

Quick update - I feel fantastic!  Surgery was 3 weeks ago today and I have zero pain.  Doc turned me loose on the elliptical, which I despise, but it was nice to get a sweat going.  I'm walking at least 2 miles a day and cannot wait to see him again on 11/15, at which time he said I should be able to start back running.

Amazing how the body heals.  2 weeks ago I could barely get in or out of bed and today I feel as good as new.  It's hard to get excited about having back surgery, especially with no guarantees, but I'm a happy camper as the leg pain that was killing me for months is gone.....Very Happy
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Post  Mark B on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:03 am

Woot! That's extremely good news. Here's hoping it keeps coming! Very Happy 
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Post  mountandog on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:27 am

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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:40 am

Awesome news!!!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:29 am

Woohoo!!
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Post  ounce on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:48 am

Great news!  Good thing he had that "Back Surgery for Dummies" book in the OR.
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Post  Tim C on Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:35 pm

ounce wrote:Great news!  Good thing he had that "Back Surgery for Dummies" book in the OR.
 
That book was the last thing I saw before they put me to sleep...Sleep
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