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    Ah vicoden the working mans little helper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
    Ah vicoden the working mans little helper
    The doc warned me that the vicoden will mask the pain and the pain is the body's way of warning us. I asked him if he had any herniated discs (I've got two) to which he responded "no". I told him vicoden only makes the pain more tolerable, doesn't really mask it.




    He wrote me an additional prescription. Percocet. That does a decent job of masking the pain. Only problem is that stuff makes me itch and sweat like a mofo but I feel good.
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    Narcotics are a true working man's aid. Been on them for 11 years now and I can successfully make dreams come true.


    No pain and I'll take on more work than I can handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Matt, that is an allergic reaction .... I hope you don't mind me saying this. I am just concerned when I read it.

    Mild reaction, I've always had the same reaction to codine. The doc knows it and isn't concerned and I've had codine for various things over the years. I appreciate the concern but don't sweat it, I'll take care of the sweating part. It's also a bonus, I couldn't stand to be hooked on the stuff.

    I had a friend with back issues get hooked on the pills, with no insurance it led him to find pills on the street and eventually he got into herion. He was a really great guy too. Shame his father passed away without seeing his son get clean.
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    Vic's don't cause me any problem but perc's make me sick as a dog. I'll tell you what though, there are days that without the vic's there is no way in hell I could get out of bed my back hurts so bad.

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    Ever had an MRI?
    Xrays will not usually show disc problems.

    When I had my wisdom teeth yanked (all 4 at once Ian) I was given Percs. Made me puke my guts out. My girlfriend hung in there like a champ and actually cleaned it up, every time I tried to it made me puke more.



    I married that girl, been together for 15 years and married for 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Wow, that is horrible. Do you know how he is doing today?
    Last I heard he was living in a basement apartment below his mother's house. Couple of DUI's arrested and almost went to jail for something related to his dealer's activities. He was (is?) an incredible carpenter too.

    He lost his girlfriend of 4 years +, most of his friends and his father's pride. His parents were great people, very conservative and religeous and it kills me that he couldn't get his sh*t together for the people who would do anything for him (his friends included). You reach a point with a friendship that you just can't worry about him anymore. It's funny, he used to bitch in a jealous way about me when he was still in FL. Saying my life was easy and I had it made. I got where I am (which isn't anything above solid middle class) by going to school, working hard and having priorities.
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    Update. 20 more sessions of traction under my belt and multiple weeks of not picking anything up over 15-20 pounds (including my daughter) and my back is feeling really, really good again.

    I noticed it tonight when I was actually throwing my daughter up in the air. Not sure exactly when I wasn't in pain....but I'm not! Not about to conciously do anything stupid for quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    I was told walking for the back is excellent.


    I need to kick whoever said that in that back, for walking.


    I'm in so much pain after walking through a big box store that I have to medicate before and after I do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaOrange View Post
    Update. 20 more sessions of traction under my belt and multiple weeks of not picking anything up over 15-20 pounds (including my daughter) and my back is feeling really, really good again.

    I noticed it tonight when I was actually throwing my daughter up in the air. Not sure exactly when I wasn't in pain....but I'm not! Not about to conciously do anything stupid for quite some time.


    I wish I had "moments" like that where I was feeling "none" in the realm of pain.


    It's made me a more careful worker of sorts, which I think is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar Plumbing View Post
    I wish I had "moments" like that where I was feeling "none" in the realm of pain.


    It's made me a more careful worker of sorts, which I think is good.
    Ever get an MRI to identify the issue?
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    Here's a cool Discovery Channel video about racecar dragster driver Tony Schumacher after his crash at 330 mph

    Race Car Video


    http://www.shoeracing.com/schumacher
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    A lot of people thought "The Sarge" would never come back after that wreck...

    Funny what those chiropractors know about you by just watching you walk into the adjustment room...

    Yea, I usually have some complaints that I tell him about...

    The funny thing is he always fixes a bunch of things that I didn't know was wrong with me..

    Wow thanks doc...
    I didn't realize that I was having a tough time looking over my shoulder....

    I walk in like a knuckle dragger and leave walking upright....
    Works for me!

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