Update on my back

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
September 19, 2007 7:43am CST
I went to the surgeon yesterday and I have to go and get traction a couple times a week then have another MRI and if it didnt pull the disc off the nerve its laying on then I will have to have surgery. He put me medicine that makes me really tired. But it helps with the pain. So thats were I stand. But if the pain should get unbearable he would have to surgery right away. There is a possibility without the surgery I could become paralized. When I walked out the office I was in such shock. I want to thank everyone for your prayers. And please continue to pray that the traction will work and I wont need surgery. I love you guys.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
I just said another prayer for you. I hope the traction works and that you will heal quickly. Stay strong and optimistic!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Thankyou it means alot to me. Im staying strong.
• United States
19 Sep 07
Hopefully the traction will work for you. I know many who have had surgery on their back and came out with flying colors. They had to wear a back brace following the surgery and also have therapy too. I hope all works out for you. Biggest huggers to you.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I hope so too thanks.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Sorry to hear that it is not going to be a quick fix. Good luck with the traction. I hope you don't have to have surgery.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Thanks but Ive excepted it if I have too.LOL
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
19 Sep 07
terry i will definatly pray for you and i really hope all goes well hon,im glad the med works and at least it makes it feel a little better.my prayers always with you.take care.hugs.pattie
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Thanks sweetie it means alot to me.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
20 Sep 07
You better believing I'm praying here for you TerryZ that the traction will work...Mmm..you must be on heavy duty painkillers that probably make you feel like you're a bit in the twilight zone..LOL --but if they're a minimizing the pain that's good. I was thinking about you all day yesterday (Tuesday) Kept thinking and wondering how you were...So once again..my prayers are there for you!(((((Hugs)))))
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
20 Sep 07
PS--Left a little something on your page to brighten your days
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Hey you! Yes I feel like Im in the twilight zone. So I figured out what pill was making me feel so drowsy It was the muscle relaxer. So Im just taking the pain medicine during the day time which it doesnt have too much effect on me. Then right before I go to bed I will take the knock out pills.heheheheheheh Thanks for thinking of me. I do believe we are sisters.heheheheheh Hugs back to you
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Thank you for giving us the update on your back! I am still praying for you and really hope that the traction will work and you won't need any surgery. My mother has two worn discs and she needs to take pain medicine too. She wants to have surgery but the doctor says he doesn't recommend it because of her age (she is 70 years old). God bless you and keep in touch!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Oh thankyou I will keep in touch thanks for your kind words.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Terry I am so sorry you are going through this. I will definitely pray for you. Keep us updated on your condition. I hope you do not have to have this surgery. My husband is also going through this right now believe it or not. About 6 weeks ago he was loading some "free" used power poles from our power company and ruptured a disc in his back. He has been to the local family doc, the chiropractor, the neuro doc, epidural shot in his spine,now we are having the nerve conduction test next week and if nerve damage is occurring, surgery. So we can certainly understand what you are going through. Besides missing work and the finances, the pain is awful. I will definitely keep you in my prayers.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Thanks my friend and I hope your hubby feels alot better too.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I hear you Terry. More prayers are being sent your way. Don't strain needlessly either. I know you want traction to work, but I'm still saying not to overdo it.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I know I wont and thank for the prayers I think Im going to need them.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
19 Sep 07
You are in my thoughts and prayers Terry, I had to go through traction while at physio too, and luckily it helped with me. Here's praying this works for you too and that you will be healed soon :) HUGS! The thought of surgery scared the hell out of me so I know what you're going through.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Thankyou sweetie.
@AmbiePam (51239)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Well, I guess that is some hope, but not as much as you would like. I really hop the traction works. I had it for my neck, but I imagine it is way more intensive for the back.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
All I can do is hope.LOL
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Hi TerryZ! I will pray for you and hoping that the traction will work its miracle. There are many people who are praying for you and I believe in the power of prayers. Take care and have faith. Be strong and have a nice day.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Thanks my friend Im trying.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 07
Hi there Sweetie you know that my Thoughts are with you all the time and I really hope that it does work Love and a big Hug to you
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I know gabs. I feell like Im in a bad dream and cant wake up.
@sexylc (501)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Oh! there terryZ friend! I will include you to my prayer that everything is goes well! so you still be here in mylot. Let us update hows everything! take care friend and cyah! around.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Thanks sweetie.
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
oh Terry, i'm glad that the medicine are working for the pain..i wish you good health and that the traction will work..your always at my prayer my friend..God works in mysterious ways..He will not bring us down during this times..love you my friend..
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Thanks my friend Im really just trying to get positive again. You guys make me feel good. Hugs to you. Your a good friend.