Monday, April 20, 2009

Landslide

Well boys and girls, the ole neck is acting up again. I remember this feeling: post-it's with doctors appointments on the wall of my office. The big scary "unknown" area of you obsessions that were once occupied with words like: "fitness" and "roll time". I am not in panic mode yet, but I have already decided if the saw bones says he can fix it with surgery, I am going to do it.

This kind of thing never happens at a good time, because there is no "good" time. I suppose one must remain hopeful. Chin up right?

It hurts to lift my chin. They don't call me the Zipper Neck for nothing.

W.B.Z.N.

14 comments:

nicol said...

:( That so sucks!

Ms. Moon said...

Yes. It does suck. Please tell me you've tried acupuncture and chiropractic because my yoga teacher has had two surgeries on her back, no, maybe three, and she is never going to be right again. She went the medical route first and I'm not sure she's glad she did that.
But I know when you're in pain, you just want to make it stop.

bikechain said...

I thought they called you pain in the neck? Groan... best I could come up with on short notice.

RickySilk said...

crappy

Anonymous said...

Aww shit man!

shins

juancho said...

I'm down for cross training. I've already adjusted Cupcake's workout routine for the same reason. Let's hike every trail within 50 miles of this town. Either that or get some golf clubs.

reverend dick said...

Hope.

I hope it gets better soon. I hope you have tried the alternatives Ms Moon suggested, lottsa cutters just like to cut.

Feel better, Brother.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone. We will see what happens next Monday, which ironically, is the two year anniversary of my first surgery. I always find a way to derail my wife's birthday.
A few years back I did consults with three different surgeons, includng one at Shans. I was told by all that I had three bad discs. I explored everything from massage to P.T.. They all worked a little, but my punished bones are damaged and the pain always came back.
Surgery has been the only thing to bring relief. I am hoping to get a disc replacement this time, which will decrease the rehab time and won't limit mobility. The rub is, they can only do one cervical replacement (unless something has changed)so I may need to have at least one more fusion. I am not sad or worried because I know in my heart, this was inevitable. If I loose a little mobility and time, but I can ride after the procedure, I will live with the other minor inconveniences.
Before my first surgery, I thought I'd never ride again and the past two years have been so great, it's a little hard to complain. I wish I could have bought more time but....beggars can't be choosers.
Thanks for the thoughts, I'll update you all Monday.
Juancho, I'll call you and the other gimp and we will go for a stroll!

Spanish Mackerel said...

Damn!! Get fixed quick bro, I like it better when you come out to play.

Magnum said...

the good part about not being able to turn your head will be that looking forward will seem so easy.
Good luck,

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Thanks Yall.

BIG JIM said...

Put a halo on and lets go ride. If Nascar guys can drive 200mph w/o moving their head you should be able to ride a bike (considering how slow you are).

Magnum said...

ba dump, tink

Human Wrecking Ball said...

I like it. Thanks Jim.

BASTARD!!!!!!