Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Back Surgery

I have had a very bad back that started when I was about 16 years old and since the pain had become constant, I finally decided to see a doctor.  Well as it turns out I have some pretty sever back issues that are causing some nerve damage and needed surgery ASAP. 

So on November 23rd I had back surgery, called a discectomy, which removed my biggest bulging disc.  The surgery itself didn't take very long but the recovery has been pretty difficult and painful.  I am finally back at work after 2 weeks off and I feel pretty good.  I am required to wear a back brace for 6 weeks after the surgery and I would not say that it is pretty.  :o)

Here I was about 5 minutes before surgery.
back surg.

Below is a picture of my 16 staples that go through my lower back tattoo...it is also not very pretty.

Back Surg.


Eric said...

I was just browsing blogs and I saw this. OUCH that had to hurt!!