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Having exploratory surgery this afternoon on my neck. Last week, I was playing basketball and while going up for a shot, I got hit hard and landed against my head on the edge of the bleachers. Ever since then, I have had intense pain on the sides and back of my neck.

Went to the Dr. yesterday PM and he thinks something may be wrong in there (discs or something else, etc) . From what I understand, they will make a tiny incision and look around. If something is wrong and can be repaired easily with a laser, etc they will do it at that time. super!! He said if it is minor, the effects will last until saturday or sunday and I can be back to normal activities in a week or two.

Just what I wanted to do today. Right now, I can only look straight ahead. If I turn my head a 1/2" to either side, it is agonizing. I drove to work today and it is a chore to look in the blindspots, etc. Hurts even to look at my computer.

Sleep is damn near impossible. Any position I try to sleep in causes pain somewhere.

Just want to get it over with.
 

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good luck leo.. nothing is more uncomfortable than a sore neck no way to avoid the pain..

let us know how you make out..


great what they can do with lasers nowadays.. in the old days it would have been harder to check things out..

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I'll say a prayer for you, and hope you feel better soon.
 

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Originally posted by leolav
SJ:
Thank god your not my DR!!!


What?? a little exploritory surgery...

seriously Leo.. I hope all goes well..
man between that and the lyme discease you must be having a fun spring huh?


good luck let us know how things turn out.
jp
 

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Loads of fun!! I was just trying to get a little exercise in playing some basketball and this guy (6'5" 300+ lbs) just leveled me into the bleachers. I got the foul call though!! Talk about a hard foul!!

Everyone here at work is just laughing at me. In order for me to look in either direction, I have to turn my whole torso. I look stupid.

Hopefully it is nothing to do with the discs, etc. I hope it is just a pulled muscle or a mild tear. Don't think it is anything more, but who can tell.

Thankfully the Lyme effects have subsided. No longer sore from that mess.
 

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Hope everything goes well and sj way may be faster but its fatal:D
 

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Good news. I went in at around 11am. They did all the necessary tests MRI, etc. and it turns out I have good solid case of whiplash. They didn't even need to go in an probe around!!! Good thing as I hate the term "exploratory" .

The Dr. ordered up some tests before he was to go in and they showed no major issues, except muscle tears and strains.

From what they explained to me, when your head gets snapped in a direction, the muscles try to counteract the motion my contracting. He said I have serious tissue and muscle inflamation and thankfully, the MRI showed that the discs were still in good shape with no ruptures or bulges. Good new!!

The bad news is that I will still feel like this for another two-three weeks. He has given me anti-inflam. meds and pain killers to ease the discomfort.

thanks for all the support. I can't believe that I am already back to work today. I was expecting to be out a few days. So much for a [email protected]
 

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Originally posted by Stewart
Good news!!! If whiplash is good news........Hope you feel better soon!:wontshare
I'd say it beats having them going in with a camera on an exploritory mission.....That's good news Leo, are they fitting you for a brace?
 

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Originally posted by leolav
They didn't even need to go in an probe around!!! Good thing as I hate the term "exploratory" .


so none of this??

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glad to hear all is well...
 
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