I have a few new readers so I'll give a brief overview of the issue I'm having with my neck: I have a disc extrusion that's causing some serious pain in my shoulder and arms. If I must get technical, it's fucked up.
Have any of you had nerve pain? Basically it feels like there's a searing hot dagger stabbed through the back of my shoulder, and it never goes away. EVER. There's nothing I can do to alleviate the pain - it's just constant and irritating as shit. When the orthopedist recommended surgery to fix the problem I basically told him to chop, trim, slice, or dice, just get rid of the fucking pain. Ok, maybe I didn't say fucking but I really wanted to, loud enough for the waiting room to hear. Damn that would be funny...
Tomorrow I get to visit the neurosurgeon to see what he has to say. I'm thinkin I'll ask him to nip the part of the disc that's extruding, then go ahead and tuck a bit of my double chin, then maybe an eyelid lift. So what if he's not a plastic surgeon, don't doctors in small towns just do a little bit of everything?
Anyhoo, if it is just a nip of the piece that's sticking out (or a disc-ectomy as the orthopedist called it), recovery time should be around 7-10 days. I was a little embarrassed when I was told that little nugget, because the thought of being away from work for a week and a half, even in pain from surgery, made me excited enough to want to hump his leg.
I'll go ahead and leave you with that visual and if there's anything new and exciting to report I'll get on the horn and let you all know.