Friday, April 07, 2006

The paramedic becomes the patient...

Well...it's official I am going under the knife. The paramedic becomes the patient. For those who don't read my little blog here, I have been out of work for a month and a half now on injury. I have ruptured another disc in my back. I ruptured one 11 years ago and now I have popped the one below it. Luckly, maybe, Well not really, because it means I did a number on my back, I am not having much in the way of pain, but I have significant weakness and numbness in my left leg. Walking with a slight limb, I feel like a cripple. So now many doctor's visits, ineffective injections, an ambulance ride, and one ER visit later, my doctor and I have desided that if I am to continue in my current line of work surgery is my option now. Trufully, I just want it fixed. I just want to go back to work. Surgery is scary, but I just want it fixed. I have been dealing with this for 11 years now. And now it's getting fixed. So after next week it might be a while for my next post...but I ll get back as soon as I can...until next time

4 comments:

Mama Mia said...

Sending you good thoughts for your surgery and recovery. Get well soon!

painter in hiding said...

Thanks mama mia. I appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

I know things will go well and you'll be back to doing the things you love before you know it. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you!

No

painter in hiding said...

thanks NO