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chomps1211 06-07-2014 02:45 PM

FFS! My Doctors suck!
 
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Things with my back and work have gotten more complicated as of yesterday. Made things somewhat worse pushing a skid of freight, so now I am having spasms while trying to drive, shift, dbl clutch my rig.

But that's not what inspired this post. I was in the clinic thurs night getting xrayed and checked out after reporting the new injury to my boss. And just because I've gotten conflicting reports recently from Dr's & Chiropractors about old compression fractures etc. i asked the clinic dr. If he saw any old fracture? (..he didn't.) I also asked if he saw any old frature to my coccyx? Again, he said he didn't.

Since I got a cd of those Xrays, I thought I'd post this image of my Coccyx here,...

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I know it's a bad screen cap enlargment of an equally bad xray,...
But That ain't right!!!! Even I can see that!

Ok,.. Ok! I Guess technically it's maybe not exactly fractured! Should have asked about dislocations too I guess? :blink: :dunno: This would have happened to me when I was 16 or 17 years old on an icy toboggan run. I remember my ass hurt like hell for weeks after bouncing off the toboggan!

In all these years, dozens of xrays, not one dr. has bothered to mention it. (...well, one chiro said I "maybe" had an old fracture there.). Maybe!??? Wtf?

I even had surgery on my tailbone region to remove a cyst 15-20 years ago. Not a word about it then either.

Between having to insist drs. give me tests to find/confirm problems I've complained to them about for years, with my recent visits to drs. and chiro's doing nothing to help my back so far? And with all of them apparently missing a major defect on my xrays?

I dunna trust a one of 'em any more!!!! Seriously! I have the worst luck finding decent, competent medical attention!!! FML! And now I'm in the market for a ortho/spine surgeon???

The thought of some quack cutting anywhere near my spine, scares the fuck outa me right about now!!!

ShredLife 06-07-2014 02:56 PM

if you're in michigan you should be using some form of medical cannabis no question.

you should also eat as cleanly as possible - fresh fruits and veggies and meat and cut down or out gluten and dairy... it may lead to inflammation problems. avoid all processed foods.

its not going to miraculously heal you, but health is wholistic

my uncle is a badass ortho surgeon but he lives in LA....

chomps1211 06-07-2014 03:57 PM

Medical cannabis while technically legal here, still seems to be in some state of limbo. Growers/dispenceries still get raided from time to time. Some people have been prosecuted for growing, selling. I havent seen a single dispencery anywhere in operation myself. :dunno: (...having given up recreational use many years ago, I haven't really kept up with what's been going on with it here.)

But regardless, as a DOT, CDL licensed driver? A positive piss test would cost me my job if not necessarily my license. Even if DOT has changed it's stance on it, my company hasn't.

As for the dietary stuff. I'm sure you're right about that. My diet has gone straight to hell over the last year and a half. It's been even worse since the back trouble has pretty much immobilized me.

I used to eat better during and right after I lost all that weight. A LOT more fruits n vegi's than I eat lately. ...aside from the refined sugar in the crap snacks Im eating more of, I do avoid most over processed foods. Always have.

I eat real butter, real meat, real fat n sugar, fresh baked bread,... None of the fat free, sugar free chemical filled foods that are so trendy for diets nowadays.

I most definitely need to get back to eating healthier. I know I did feel better in general when I was eating better. It's been hard to do lately. (...probably wouldn't surprise you terribly to hear that I'm not a very disciplined individual!) ;)

With my current physical limitations and inactivity, along with the constant pain,... The frustration, worry and depression surrounding my present situ! I'm eating more from boredom as well as depression.
(...yes! Excuses excuses!) :dunno:

I appreciate the comments and recommendations. Maybe admitting here to all of you that I'm the one who's slacked off, turned back into a doughnut hound and allowed myself to go to hell?

Maybe a little tough luv and no nonsense replies to my excuses will be the push I need to get back to eating better. Cuz until I can get back to being more physically active? My diet right now may be my only hope at avoiding becoming a 315 lb tub of blubber again! :eek: I doubt I've got another 120lb weight loss in me again at my age!


Wow! Between my recent posts concerning my job, and after re-reading this post,.. apparently I've a lot more goin' on with me besides just this back thing,.. Eh? Hmnnnn! Interesting! :blink: :dunno: :D

f00bar 06-07-2014 07:32 PM

You lost me when you fractured your cock. It just seemed too painful to continue....

slyder 06-07-2014 07:50 PM

my fear is looking at that spacing of L-5 disc

chomps1211 06-07-2014 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by f00bar (Post 1728450)
You lost me when you fractured your cock. It just seemed too painful to continue....

"Coccyx!!" Not cock!! :giggle: If I'd broken that? I wouldn't be posting here,.. I'd be shopping for the handgun I'd need to fix that situation! ;) :laugh:

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Originally Posted by slyder (Post 1728458)
my fear is looking at that spacing of L-5 disc

Are you talking about the earlier X-rays? Cuz this image doesn't show anything but my coccyx and sacrum! :dunno:

larrytbull 06-07-2014 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by chomps1211 (Post 1728298)
Medical cannabis while technically legal here, still seems to be in some state of limbo. Growers/dispenceries still get raided from time to time. Some people have been prosecuted for growing, selling. I havent seen a single dispencery anywhere in operation myself. :dunno: (...having given up recreational use many years ago, I haven't really kept up with what's been going on with it here.)

But regardless, as a DOT, CDL licensed driver? A positive piss test would cost me my job if not necessarily my license. Even if DOT has changed it's stance on it, my company hasn't.

As for the dietary stuff. I'm sure you're right about that. My diet has gone straight to hell over the last year and a half. It's been even worse since the back trouble has pretty much immobilized me.

I used to eat better during and right after I lost all that weight. A LOT more fruits n vegi's than I eat lately. ...aside from the refined sugar in the crap snacks Im eating more of, I do avoid most over processed foods. Always have.

I eat real butter, real meat, real fat n sugar, fresh baked bread,... None of the fat free, sugar free chemical filled foods that are so trendy for diets nowadays.

I most definitely need to get back to eating healthier. I know I did feel better in general when I was eating better. It's been hard to do lately. (...probably wouldn't surprise you terribly to hear that I'm not a very disciplined individual!) ;)

With my current physical limitations and inactivity, along with the constant pain,... The frustration, worry and depression surrounding my present situ! I'm eating more from boredom as well as depression.
(...yes! Excuses excuses!) :dunno:

I appreciate the comments and recommendations. Maybe admitting here to all of you that I'm the one who's slacked off, turned back into a doughnut hound and allowed myself to go to hell?

Maybe a little tough luv and no nonsense replies to my excuses will be the push I need to get back to eating better. Cuz until I can get back to being more physically active? My diet right now may be my only hope at avoiding becoming a 315 lb tub of blubber again! :eek: I doubt I've got another 120lb weight loss in me again at my age!


Wow! Between my recent posts concerning my job, and after re-reading this post,.. apparently I've a lot more goin' on with me besides just this back thing,.. Eh? Hmnnnn! Interesting! :blink: :dunno: :D



When u get to 315. You can send me your boards.. be happy, to hold them for you will obviously be too heavy to ride them :laugh:

chomps1211 06-07-2014 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by larrytbull (Post 1728578)
When u get to 315. You can send me your boards.. be happy, to hold them for you will obviously be too heavy to ride them :laugh:

Hahaha! You got a deal! If that don't motivate me nuthin' will! (...you're paying the shipping!) :dunno::D

Argo 06-07-2014 10:28 PM

S5-co1 looks totally dislocated, there really isn't much in the way of nerves below there but painful as hell. close to nerves that could cause urinary and fecal incontinence plus impotence, couple levels low though..... Really just a pain in the ass.

chomps1211 06-08-2014 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Argo (Post 1728594)
S5-co1 looks totally dislocated, there really isn't much in the way of nerves below there but painful as hell. close to nerves that could cause urinary and fecal incontinence plus impotence, couple levels low though..... Really just a pain in the ass.

Yeah,.. like I said. This is a very old injury. (....and fortunately, I've had none of those issues over the years!!) :blink: :thumbsup:

I'm just pissed that all the doctors, looking at all these x-rays over the years, have never mentioned it. :RantExplode: Not even in any of the reports from the (mandatory & expensive) radiologists that I have never met but had to pay for looking over the films!

When I combine all this with the other issues I've had with doctors over the years,.. with them missing or ignoring shit I tell them about? I find I have no faith in them whatsoever!!!

This Ortho/spine guy I am seeing on Tues? He better be one FucK of an impressive, competent mother sucker!!! :icon_scratch:


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