What's a three letter word for a part of the body below the waist?
LEG, yup that's it. If my vacation wasn't enough now I get even more fun. I'm out of the shop of an undetermined period of time.
Last Thursday I came down on my left side, knee area at my son's baseball practice. On Saturday I noticed some numbness in the front of my left calf. On Sunday it felt like someone was inserting knives and twisting. On Monday the doctor's told my I damaged some nerves and I need to stay off my leg to keep the swelling down. If I can keep the swelling down it should help the numbness and the sharp pains. I ask how long . . . any swelling should be gone within a week. Depending upon the type of nerve damage I could have the numbness and pain anywhere from a week to a year.
In some respects it's a relief. My father died of a massive heart attack, my grandfather had 4 strokes, and my uncle has had 3 bypass surgeries. Nerve damage is a lot better than where my mind was. Even though the medic at the company picnic assured me it was nerve damage on Sunday, it wasn't until the doctor confirmed it on Monday that I was able to relax a wee bit.
Between the heat wave Seattle is getting and the pain, I haven't gotten a good nights sleep since Saturday night. It's 98 degrees this afternoon and no break in the weather in sight. For those of you that say 98, no big deal. It's normally in the mid-70's this time of year. Most homes on Seattle don't have the ventilation and/or air conditioning found in other parts of the country.
If the pain continues for a couple of weeks, I'm gonna get another opinion. Until then I'm out of the shop. Worse case, I guess I'll be learning to live with a pain in the leg. Since I've been known to be a pain the the ASSets, I guess turn abouts fair play.
Sorry to hear about your leg injury. Hopefully, your recovery will be on the short end of the period that the Doc gave you.
Although you probably know it, genetics is one of the primary causes of heart disease. With your family history, you don't need to take anything for granted. They don't call it the silent killer for nothing. If in doubt, check it out. Mine started with my left elbow hurting and ended with 3 by-passed arteries.
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Danial (my brother..I am older than you ..do you still etc. etc.)
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As long as you are aware of the signs then you shouldn't get caught unawares.. Cody is right about genetics and I get anxious each time I feel something get numb.
As for being off your feet ..that's a bummmer... Still recovering from my involuntary flying lesson and even after 5 months now, it is painfully slow and I do mean painfully.
damaged nerves..don't know what they prescribe but some of those muscle relaxants can be pretty trippy so I've been told. Just have to be patient don't take any chances.
A few weeks out of the shop sounds hard but maybe better than the alternative,
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