I have newfound respect for all your carers out there after looking after my immobilised husband for 7 weeks. He’s now 1 week post-op and up and walking again. Such a relief. Can’t wait to stick needles into him. Acupuncture helps speed up healing and recovery. Ask me how.
Listening to hunger cues 🙄
⬆️ the absolute hardest part about prep, for me.
Like any bikini girl, I JUST WANNA EAT ALL THE FREAKIN TIME. #girlsjustwannahavecarbs
If I just ate like 5min-2hours ago, I’m *learning* that I am not actually hungry.. I’m probably just bored.
Staying off of IG and Pinterest when I’m “hungry” helps to avoid seeing pics of food.
Listening to @andyfrisella podcasts about how lazy I am really hypes me up to do better and be better.
And most important, the FOOD WILL STILL BE THERE IN 2 WEEKS, BRETT👏🏼 you’ve gone 8 weeks without donuts, you can go 2 more.
Ps.. 13 days out🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼
Most patients respond after just one Stem Cell Therapy injection. However, some patients require two or three injections. The number of injections you will need depend on many factors, including your source of chronic pain.
There are two main types of incontinence: - Urge incontinence – this occurs when the patient has a sudden urge to have a bowel movement, but cannot make it to the bathroom in time.
- Passive incontinence – this occurs when patients are not even aware of their need to pass stool.
It's been a rough 5 months to say the least, but I'm happy to say that this past tuesday was a turning point. Thank you to UCSD, Dr. Jeswani, and the Tri-City Medical center. More importantly thank you to my parents, family, and friends for helping me through this. Enjoy this candid shot of me high as a kite after the anesthesia transitioning to me going home.
For those of my friends and family who don’t know—I had spinal surgery on May 15th to take care of my herniated discs. The herniation was larger than they thought, as was the hole left in my disc after surgery, so my recovery time is a bit longer than normal!! But—everything is going well and I’ll soon be pain-free for the first time in two years!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼 This handsome man right here has been helping me through the whole process—even massaged my feet while at the hospital 😂 I love you handsome ❤️😘 @theclassycruz#surgery#backsurgery#spinalsurgery#hospital#bestfriend#boyfriend#lovehim#recovery#inrecovery
Had our boss @kastonanderson family come in today before catching their flight out to NZ to try our cryotherapy. To say they were the most amusing people we have had use our cryotherapy yet, definately gave us a good laugh!
The practice of relaxing when we feel like we’re missing the ground beneath us..
It’s funny, i was reading about this as i sat on the plane yesterday and i have a confession to make.. i’m a bit afraid of flying.
It has taken me a long time to admit this because at the same time i enjoy it.
I’m a lover of commuting, call me crazy. The getting from one place to another, by car, plane, train..whatever it might be.
But there is a fear lying underneath when the plane starts to take off. The lack of control, that feeling of missing the ground beneath me..
It’s a wonderful moment to practice my ability of letting go and surrender. Trust.
But it doesn’t get more comfortable with time, i just learn techniques to relax in that uncertainty.
About 3 years ago I had back surgery actually 2 surgeries a year apart. I was not to happy about having the surgery but when I could not walk or even walk up a flight of stairs it was very painful. It hit me all of a sudden. The surgeon told me I had to have the surgery and if I did not I would basically vacate on myself both ways if you know what I mean. I told him let's do the damn surgery then because who could live a life like that.
So I did and oh my the surgery was painful I had to relearn how to walk and move again. Well the year past and I thought I was doing great till I had problems again and could not walk or move. It turned out my first surgery failed. The fusion failed. Talk about disappointment and frustration and anger. The second surgery happened. That was another painful surgery. Clearly I was just not ready for the all the pain again. But I had to have it done. It was all tough and no physical therapy my doctor did not believe in it. So all the therapy was done by me. By the end of September 2016 the man I thought who I was with by that time decided to leave me. But I was healing physically, emotionally, and mentally. Now these days when the weather is cold and rainy I do feel the pain. I do feel the screws and rods. It's always tough. It always gets me down and I never feel 100 percent like I once did. I still have problems with the lower back and left leg nerve problem. It's so disappointing to me but I get through it. .
Have you all had back surgery? How did that work out for you? .
Lower back pain can be caused from the sciatic nerve being stuck. And sometimes the sciatica is coming from the lower back.
It’s crucial to know the difference in order for treatment to last.
Lots of treatments and modalities can have temporary relief, but very few will have lasting pain relief AND improved function.
Here is the most common area for the sciatic nerve to get stuck and trapped.
We can measure for the presence of fibrosis and determine where your sciatica is coming from. Then we apply expert treatment to fix the problem!
3 2724 May, 2019
This is what back surgery recovery looks like.
To see me, I physically look normal BUT:
1. the pain is constant (meds help to get thru)
2. Walking is still very difficult and I can’t stand for very long before I need to sit
3. I can’t bend over at all
4. I’m wearing a dress because having shorts/pants means the waistband is right across my incision
5. I have to wear compression socks 12 hours a day because of the amount of time I’m sitting or laying down
6. I haven’t showered since I left the hospital because I can’t stand for that long (my shower chair just got delivered so I’m getting in the shower as soon as I’m done with this post. YAY!)
7. All concept of time, day, etc. is gone because of the meds. I’m kinda in a constant “loopy” state.
8. I’m still bloated from anesthesia and I’m feeling extremely puffy and fat right now
9. I still have no feeling in part of my left leg
10. I have to keep my back straight at all times, no slouching or curving, which means I can’t sit on the couch or recliner chair. The only chair I can sit in comfortably is one of our patio chairs with a pillow behind me. .
Here’s the good news:
1. I’m feeling better every day
2. I’m able to walk around the kitchen without the walker now because I can hold on to the counter top
3. The numbness in my leg isn’t as bad as it was. The numb feeling itself has sort of changed which is a sign that the nerve is beginning to heal
4. The shooting, stabbing, throbbing pain is gone completely
5. My posture has never been better (all I can hear is my mom @cindycincy telling me to sit up straight 🤣)
6. My son has been with his dad since I went into the hospital but he’s coming home to me today and I can’t wait to see him!
Surgery, especially major surgery, is not fun but when it’s necessary you do it and figure out how to get through the recovery process. .
❌WHO HAS A BACK PAIN?❌
If you suffer from a back pain then you just watch the right video. Try these to relieve the back pain and help you get through the day with less pain and more mobility. 🚨Set and reps details are described in the video.
🚨If you are dealing with back pain, consult your physician before doing these.
“Like” ❤️ the video if you’d like to see more videos like these, “Save” to do it later and “Tag” someone who needs these.
❌KİMİN SIRT VE BEL AĞRISI VAR?❌
Eğer sırt ve bel ağrısı çekiyorsanız, o zaman doğru videoyu izlediniz. Bu hareketleri ağrılarınızı bir nebze olsun rahatlatmak, gün içinde daha rahat hareket edebilmek için deneyebilirsiniz. 🚨Set ve tekrarlar videoda belirtilmiştir.
🚨Sırt ve bel ağrısından şikayetçiyseniz, önce doktorunuza danışın.
“Beğen” böyle videolar daha çok paylaşmamı istersen, “Kaydet” sonra yine yapmak için, ihtiyacı olan arkadaşını “Etiketle”.
22 14123 May, 2019
MY BACK: "It hurts! I want to stop! I can't do it!" ME: "If we dont fix you, we can never lift heavy for the booty gains!" MY BACK: ..... "One more set!" 🏋️♀️🍑
tbh there’s never going to be a day where i don’t talk about this accident. today marks 1 year from being cleared from my doctors for the last time, but a lifelong journey of other things/ pain that comes with this.
This morning i woke up remembering my mom forcing me out of bed to go on walks with her , with my walker , because i had no strength to walk. I would cry the whole time because my body would just cave on me each time and i felt so hopeless.
What a wild time. Cheers to a year, im not where i want to be, but thank GOD I’m not where i was . — #journey#backsurgery#christianblogger#strength#facingadversity
🦵Bulgarian Split Squat 🦵
💥This exercise is a single-leg strength exercise that targets the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Performing the exercise with weights or a bar enhances muscular balance on both sides of the body.
👊However, most patients haven’t practiced the basics, have tremendous difficulty with balance, or experience too much pain in the knee, hip, or back.
🏋️♂️This modification is a great way to practice it as it’s a high quality strength exercise. With many other modifications applicable, try this one first if you experience any of above mentioned issues.
🧹 Use a dowel or something similar for balance and push down to take some of the pressure off your knee and leg. Gradually use the dowel less as you get better.
👉 There will be minor tweaks for every single person dependent on pain, severity, and comfort. Have you tried this before? Tag a friend who should try this 📲
8 52618 February, 2019
Amanhã @drbrusovanik vai estar falando sobre deslocamento de vértebra no canal @allhealthtv . SOFRI COM ESSE PROBLEMA POR MUITOS ANOS E VOCÊ QUE TBM SOFRE ASSISTA, POIS EXISTE MUITOS TRATAMENTOS DISPONÍVEIS E VOCÊ NÃO PRECISA SOFRER ACHANDO QUE SEU PROBLEMA NÃO TEM SOLUÇÃO.
9/17- Day 28 post op. I can’t even believe I am coming up on 30 days post op, it has gone by so fast. And I also can’t believe that I am openly posting this video on social media. 🙈 however, every time I watch this I get chills. I can’t believe I was ever in that state and could hardly walk. I don’t really remember this very well but I remember feeling like my legs wouldn’t move and I could have cried it hurt so bad. (Obviously look at my face 😂) The progress I’ve had in the last 28 days is huge compared to this video. I can’t wait to see where I will be in the next 30 days. And I seriously can’t wait to work out again. 💪🏽 Happy Monday party people! .
20 22717 September, 2018
Crazy to think it’s been 5 years since I had my back surgery. I am so grateful that I can still (for the most part) do the things that I love.
Learning how to live with this injury hasn’t always been easy for me, and it definitely is still painful.
I used to be a little embarrassed of my back; Partially because people would tell me my scar made it looked like my buttcrack was showing (kind of funny though😂) and say that my back itself looks weird;
I mean, it does look weird. The scoliosis doesn’t help lol😜
Everything I planned for myself and my future had to be readjusted. All in all, I am really happy with the way that everything turned out. I can’t imagine being on any other path than the one I am on now. We always think we have control of our destinies, but there are so many things that life will throw at us to get us on the path that we are meant to be on, not the one that we planned to be on. #bringonbacksurgery2#havealittletime#back#backsurgery#joshuatree#injury#newyear#reflect#2019#staypositive#dowhatyoulove#lovewhatyoudo#liveyourlife#happiness