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Title: Destroyed back
Post by: Eric H on October 10, 2018, 12:08:27 PM

Your looking at the curve of my spine from front to back. Or visa verse...

The pain from my scoliosis is now unbearable.  Ive got a high tolerance for pain and this just effing sucks.

On work restrictions now and am gona see my primary doc in a couple hours.

All i can think about is if im gona be able to fish comfortably in the future. It already sucks now but just dont want to be any worse.

My life is pretty simple:

Work cuz i have to
And Fishing

Take away fishing and Fu*k my life...

Pretty stressed out over all this and trying to think positive.

Just venting here i guess.

Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: xjchad on October 10, 2018, 12:40:35 PM
Wow, that LOOKS painful!
Sorry to hear that Eric!  I hope you can get the treatment to help correct it and curb the pain buddy!
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: Latimeria on October 10, 2018, 12:46:44 PM
Holy Schnikes!

Damn Eric!  I hope there is a way to heal you up and take away the pain!  You are still a young man!
Keep us posted, but good vibes sending your way. 
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: sasquatch on October 10, 2018, 03:56:11 PM
That looks jacked up.

Hope you can get some treatment that will help.

Best of luck.
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: 1morecast on October 12, 2018, 01:25:50 PM
I hear they can fuse your spine that will correct the curvature and relieve the pain. I hope you have good insurance.
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: vdisney on October 14, 2018, 04:35:26 AM
Damn Dude........I ain't no doctor, but that picture don't look good.  You're too young for this, hopefully it can be corrected somehow.  Best wishes my man, Verne
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: Pinoyfisher on October 14, 2018, 06:58:23 AM
What Verne said! Holy crap. Life would suck if I couldn't fish any more. Hopefully that will never be the case for you.
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: Eric H on October 14, 2018, 09:16:25 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

My primarary reffered me to a specialist which i will be seeing on the 22nd.  They will let me know the game plan. I believe it will be either a back brace, phyical therapy and exercise or surgery.

Ive done some research and am feeling better about this that i will be able to get through it.

Ive got good insurance and financial support if needed.

Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: Eric H on November 14, 2018, 03:56:32 PM
Saw the orthopedist a month ago.

Im now on my 4th week of physical therapy (twice a week).

Had an appointment with companies doc this morning to follow up with my slight work restrictions. Told him how i felt and he put me on so many restrictions that im totally useless. No bending , pushing, pulling, climbing latters, and lifting anything over 5lbs.

Gave the paperwork to my boss, he emailed it to the safety supervisor and now im on medical leave of absence. If it was up to me id still be working.

Hopefully i still have insurance. Ill find out tomorrow when im contacted by HR.

I was told ill be eligible for state disability which is ok i guess. Id much rather be busting my ass and earning a check then being home all day doing nothing and getting paid.

Still dont know what im gona do as far as rent and other expenses. Probably pull the 401k  and possibly move in with the gf.

It sucks but whatever, ill survive. I just wanna go fishing and not think about anything .
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: sasquatch on November 14, 2018, 04:06:19 PM
Ask HR for reasonable accommodation. Maybe not possible, donít know what you do, but ask.

Hopefully you get squared away with the PT.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: xjchad on November 14, 2018, 04:15:29 PM
That sucks Eric  :(
Does your company have any disability plans in addition to the state stuff?
Title: Re: Destroyed back
Post by: WheresMyBeer on November 15, 2018, 08:04:30 PM
Geez Eric that's horrible man. Any chance of wearing the brace to straighten up over the next few years?

I can't imagine the discomfort. Best of luck man. Really feel for you.