Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Have Been Preoccupied A Little, Please Excuse Me

OK, so I herniated a disc in my back. Actually, I re-herniated it crawling on the floor late last week. Now you know I am not anyone's friend with benefits. M@ handles that for me. I hang with Judy. Now that I injected the right amount of sex, I can continue with backs.

This is a lateral (side view) MRI scan showing a patient lying face down with 8-9 mm herniated lumbar disc at L4 L5. Tiffany King got the one below this one playing volleyball, which is the one I had operated on last December.

It's very uncomfortable to sit and type for me, so this has taken a few days to put together. If you look at the diagram below, you can see where the red herniated part of the disc is pushing into the yellow nerve strands in the back causing pain. The pain is sort of rainbow colored and blinding, sort of, which is why you normal folks can't see it so well. Count yourself lucky.

I'll be around to your blog as I can get to them. And have a good time until I get there!


Odat said...

You can't stay out of trouble can you????? (Kidding).
I'm really very sorry you're hurting....I'll shoot some prayers up for ya!!! You take it easy, ya hear???

Glamourpuss said...

Ouchy ouch! That looks painful. Look after yourself, please, dear.


WNG said...

aww, Monty, I'm sorry!
Take two hugs, some vodka, and call me whenever.

Feel Better soon :)

M@ said...

Oh, man. I hope you get well soon. That sounds awful. Then you can make some new friends.

The CEO said...

Hi ODAT, no I am always in trouble. It's always good hearing from you.

Hi Puss, no pole dancing for me this week. I wish I had a good chiropracter like you have.

Hi WnG, thanks for the good thoughts and the vodka. I'll be thinking of you.

Hi M@, we still should be drinking to kill the pain.

WanderingGirl said...

Nope, mine's at the same level, L4-L5. Shot number 2 coming up next week. I feel for you... literally!!!

Wicked H said...

Uh hello, I know a very good team of Neuro Surgeons!!!

When are you getting that taken care of???

The CEO said...

Hi Tiff, you poor kid, you REALLY are in a lot of pain. MRI coming next. Then, a nice dinner before the neuro ruins everything.

Hi Wicked, let's do some martoonis. Some chocolate, some peppermint, maybe a lime or two...

Mel said...

Oh do I know this pain......and it's BEYOND sucky.

I did have a good surgeon.....one that was required after deciding I could lift and dump a couple hundred pounds of compost by myself.
By golly.....I got the job done?
At a very high price, though.

Ouch ouch ouch.....BOY do I feel for ya.....

*gentle hugs*
Feel better!!

cmhl said...

OK, I am going to ask the obvious question---- why were you crawling on the floor???

Take your anti-inflammatories and your pain pills, CEO... Here's to hoping you can manage it without surgery!!

NoRegrets said...

Oops, I came to visit days ago and didn't comment. I feel all the more grateful for what visits you do make. Whew, that sucks.

Here's a quote from another blog I visit periodically, who was quoting his co-worker:
"I've been on my knees for twenty minutes and my jaw is killing me!"*

Open Grove Claudia said...

Gosh, I couldn't be sorrier to hear this. You've been pushing so hard - It's very hard when the body takes the toll.


I believe in you and your back. More surgery?

Nutcracker Sweet 54 said...

Hi CEO: If you need a good neurosurgeon or 2 I can help you out. They even see folks up your way (Shady Grove Area). Hope you won't need another surgical fix. Let's see what the MRI shows. My prayers are with you.

Echomouse said...

I threw my back out in the middle of the night just turning over in bed years ago. It hurt to sit and stand and even lay down. It was hell. Knowing what you're going through and how much worse that is, I can't believe you made a post!

Don't worry about my blog. Just feel better soon! {{Hug}}

I read back to catch up. A belated Happy Bastille Day! And whoever threw firecrackers in that garage should be shot. I'm serious. That's horrific and disgusting. Those poor kitties. I'll say prayers that they show up soon too.

I dearly hope your niece and her child are well.

Have another {{{HUG}}}
You're staying in my thoughts, as always :)

Wicked H said...

nutcracker sweet 54 is Brain Surgeon; in case you did not know.....

Let me know if I need to hook the 2 of you up - okay?

Feel better!!

Mel said...

<--thinkin' about ya and hoping today was a 'feeling better' kinda day.....

The CEO said...

Hi Mel, you're one of the more determined people I know. I'm sorry you hurt yourself. Surgery isn't fun.

Hi CMHL, I was trying to add a cable into our router. I'll be good, I promise.

Hi NoR, you are a jewel with an unerring sense of humor. We must dine.

Hi Claudia, and thank you for your good wishes. I truly believe in you too.

Hi Nutcracker, or should I say Wicked's sister. I use Dr. Nathan Moskowitz out of Shady Grove. I look forward to meeting you. You have a fantastic set of children!

Hi Carrie, it's easier to do a post standing as long as I can last. Or get tanked up on pain killers and fall asleep at the keyboard. And I can't leave you alone. Not after your post on Randy Pausch.

Hi Wicked, of course you need to hook me up with your sister, and you too. There's your sister's birthday in September (I'm holding you to it), and we need some martinis. Why work if there's no martinis?

Hi Mel, when I want to feel better, I go to your site. Really. I'm not kidding. You and Open Grove Claudia need to meet. And Woman With No Regrets. I could go on.

PhoenixHearse said...

I say it's time for enough pain medication to send you to Honalee. Puff is a good friend of mine, he'll take care of you.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Damn it, Monte, I can't trust you not to hurt yourself. I leave you alone for one minute and look what happens.

Very nice pictures, though. Did you produce those aspirin commercials that showed a little hammer banging away inside someone's animated head?

Feel better and STAY OUT OF TROUBLE, OK?

James Burnett said...

Sorry about your injury. Get well, my friend.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Oh! No!
The Worst!
I so hope you are getting better!