posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:11 PM
So, long story short, I was overweight and had enough, so I went to the gym and busted my ass, and lost 100 lbs. in a little over a year. This is not
the first time, either. I lost 100 lbs. the same way about 10 years ago, but of course I gained it all back because I'm a freaking loser like that.
This time, however, something horrible happened. I ruptured a disc in my spine. Now I have bad sciatica pain down the right side of my body, below the
hip, down to the knee. I can't stand up for more than 10 minutes before the pain becomes unbearable. Sitting and laying down is fine, it's just
standing and walking.
This has been going on since September, and I finally had an MRI a few weeks ago, and was sent to a neurosurgeon. He told me I had two options:
cortisone injection, or surgery. I took the cortisone injection today, and it's been about two hours. I notice no improvement. I wasn't told if it
takes time, or whatever.
So it looks like trying to work hard and not be a fatass anymore has ruined my back. I still could lose 40 pounds, in my opinion. But going back to
the gym doesn't look like an option anymore. Life is looking pretty pointless about now.
I'm wondering if anyone knows about this sort of thing, and how people live with it? I've searched the net for weeks and months, and it seems to be
the same regurgitated information at every medical site. Anyone here with experience? Meh...