Re: golfer1 welcome fellow idetter :)
Randy, <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">
Hey how ya doin'? <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Glad to hear you've had a little improvement anyway. I'm hangin' in there. Prednisone has been the best thing that ever happened since the procedure! So, you said the 2nd week???? meaning 2nd week AFTER IDET? Were you more active than I was immediately afterward? I was restricted to 10 minute increments of sitting, standing, or walking at a time, so I'd be up for 10min and then flat on my back for 3 hours, then up for 10, then flat for 3 hours...la la la la . So..I was VERY immobile. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dizzy.gif"> Maybe that's why it took my flare up 6 wks later than you.
I felt like h*ll last weekend and just wanted to DIE, but am worlds better now!
I sure hope you and your doc get the upper figured out and that 'pesky piriformis'!! I know it's hard to focus on the good when those odd aches and pains persist. But....just think, 9 weeks ago......
I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers, as always and hope for some improvement on the horizon.
Chin up <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif">
L4-5 herniation/annulus tear, L3-4 herniation
Post op IDET 7-12-2002
Wishing you pain free moments, however short they may be. OMAB