I know i posted a tread a while back, about slipped disk etc.
After this whole year of my back giving me shit, i decided that enough was enough and had an M.R.I.
basically i slipped a disk at the beginning of this year, and has been plaguing me ever since. i got told by loads of docs that it was a slipped disk and a herniated disk and that it will be a constant weakness. i went for my results of the MRI on the 27th and the specialist told me that i do have a herniated disk however there is an underline problem, normally associated with gymnasts or sports enthusiasts.
he said that on my right hand side of my lumber he has found a stress crack, not on the disk but on the vertebra. and it is from taking shock over and over again and the shock ending its journey at that point, obviously from years of jumping off shit and the shock going to my back. he said that it is not too big but it is noticeable and the pain i am experiencing will not get any better and just worse.
he said to swim etc... however if the crack one day decides to just GO then i will end up having to have an op which gymnasts cricketers etc have had and that is to put rods in my back.
I cannot explain to everyone how horrible it is to have this burning skate fire in my stomach and legs and knowing i can still do what i can do but if i carry on doing it one day it could just go like the click of the fingers and leave me absolutely fucked in life. im worried stressed and i dont think this year could get any worse.
im going to skate.... i know that..... and i know in my mind i will never be able to stop the urge of chucking myself off stuff or the urge to push myself. no matter how much i tell myself that i need to chill a bit, i know that when the summer sun comes that its on.....
i guess what im saying is, has anyone had this, or heard of this? its stressed me out in more ways than one this year. even have to think twice on lifting a 5KG box, thinking every movement over now before i just go ahead and take an action.
the symptom is called "Spondylolysis"
anyone had this or is carrying this around with them also? and how has it played out?
thank you for your time reading this
Old Man Ault