This sucks.
Posted by tim in I Feel Sick on February 20, 2007

I've really been starting to think about back surgery here lately. Will it solve my problem? Is it a viable option at this stage in the game? Will my health insurance cover it?

I don't know exactly how it happened (though I thought I did), but my back is a total wreck right now. I could barely get out of bed this morning, taking a shower was next to impossible, and I'm trying to figure out how in the heck I'm going to put my socks on. I feel like an old man. :( I just hope I can make the 5-block-trek to the office today.

 
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I don't think you should think about surgery until you've been to a doctor and he/she tells you that you need surgery.

  • Posted by Luey Fufu (Guest) on February 20, 2007 at 11:43:15AM

The reason I've been thinking about it is because this has been going on for the last 6 or 7 years, and it's not getting better by any means. Aside from wearing a brace, I don't know what else my options would be. Exercise doesn't seem to do anything other than make it worse. :-/

My back is actually swollen right now, and I'm fighting back a fever from it all. I've got a high tolerance for pain, but this really hurts and is making my eyes water. I'm doing just what the chiropractor would have me do, so yeah... I hurt. I've got a 10 hour shift ahead of me tomorrow too.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on February 20, 2007 at 09:49:54PM

You don't know what your options would be, but a doctor would. :-P

  • Posted by Luey Fufu (Guest) on February 21, 2007 at 10:18:28AM

Always get multiple opinions before making a decision on your healthcare. I doubt you would want to hire someone to care for your medical needs if the person has the idea that they need to remove your eye before they figure out what is really causing your headaches (just as an example). They are saying that these days, you have to interview doctors to see what their opinions are, because sometimes, what they plan to do may not be what you want done. They may even open up a whole new persepctive on what is causing your problems. I know that you are 100% certain that it is your back, but I am saying, just check around a lot before you make your decision on what neess to be done. Besides, just because you went to a chiropractor, doesnt mean you are a professional on what is really going on inside of your body. A chiropracter doesnt fully know what is going on inside of your body.

  • Posted by Jennz0rz (Guest) on February 21, 2007 at 12:49:05PM
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