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What were you "too young" for?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by pack-indy, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. pack-indy

    pack-indy Emissary

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    So I just had back surgery today and as I sat in the waiting room to go back I looked around and noticed that I am way too young to be having this problem (24yrs). I was the youngest there by a good 30yrs or better. Anyhow, two weeks ago a piece of my L5 disk broke off and was anchored on a nerve and pushing against my spinal cord making my left leg numb and foot feel like it was asleep. My neurosurgeon kind of laughed at me and said he usually only sees something like this in people 60yrs+. So I'm curious, what things have you experienced at an age much younger than usual?
     
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    Bad knees, shoulder, and neck for about 3 years now (20 y.o.)
     
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    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    Having had three dogs in my life and having had to put two of them to sleep myself.

    Friskie (family pet): 5 years, hit by car in front of whole family

    Spud (family pet): 15 years, had to put down

    Brown Dog (one man Dog): 16 years, had to put down

    (I'm 48 now and done with the dog thing for a bit, or at least till one finds me and it "fits" like the three times before, but I'm not holding my breath on that one. :frown:)
     
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    Too young for my second grade teacher.

    Yep she was hot.

    Yep I remember.
     
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    Knee surgery, 16. That summer sucked, to say the least.
     
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    Nothing.

    There are infants that have open-heart surgery, babies that have all manner of medical woes. I've had my laundry list of issues but I'm not going to pull the victim card and say I was too young for any of it.

    Malaria and typhoid, when taken together simultaneously was a great weight loss program though :wavey:
     
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    Ya that would stink. The last word in the original post is key though :wavey:
     
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    Im right there with you. I had back surgery my sophomore year of college during spring break. I had herniated discs in my lumbar that were pressing up against my sciatic nerve and causing similiar symptoms that you were describing, numbness, tingling etc.

    It was a wake up call to say the least, I never expected to have such back problems at such a young age, I was active and played alot of sports growing up. I am 3 years out of the surgery and although I am pain free I still dont feel the same as I did before it all started.

    Stay positive and make the best of it. Life is all about attitude.
     
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    I hear ya. When the pain and numbness didn't go away I knew something wasn't right. My foot is still tingling which sucks but at least I'm alive. Years of contact sports and a motorcycle accident sure didn't help.
     
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    Yep, people thinking they got caught short should spend a few hours in the pediatric ward of a hospital. No snivelers there.
     
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    i started a career way to young:dunno:
     
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    Broke my collar bone pretty messily (sp) in half when I was in 8th grade. Im 21 now and it still bothers me.

    I cant touch it where it broke or get into a workout regiment for more than 2 months with it feeling like its gonna snap.
     
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    How long ago did you have the surgery? I lost feeling in my big toe prior to the surgery. It took at least a year for my toe to gain the sensation back and to feel normal if not longer. Are you doing any physical therapy yet?
     
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