Originally Posted by Wibley
Had to give a little chuckle when I saw treadmill. After breaking my ankle one time I finally got out of the cast and my ortho said I can resume normal activities. It was not my fault that he did not tell me not to run on the treadmill, yep, refractured the ankle, unfortunately this was only 1 week later. If I recall this led to urgery #4. Bad treadmill !
OH MY, Kim! now THAT truly sucketh!
I must admit to the fact that my treadmill experience was probably to do with the fact that I wasn't wearing good enuf shoes to be doing such an over-the-top venture.
Good thing I don't live anywhere near Mt. Everest......I'd probably start trotting up the mountain with the goal of attaining the top wearing nothing but one layer of clothing and sandals.
btw, your doctor sounds JUST like mine! First, the pamphlet, then the shot, then the threat of stripping away the pain meds........I call that being cornered! I put it off for 2 yrs before I finally succumbed. By then tho, it was a MUST DO, because I was going out of my mind with the pain. I mean reeeeaaallly losing it.
In my case it was a good decision.
If the SNB injection gave good results, which mine definitely did, that's a good indication the sympathetic nerve bundle would respond favorably to the SCS. Just stating in 'my' case tho.
Whichever way you go with this, make sure *you* are ok with it. Don't let anyone pressure you otherwise.