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Old 12-06-2018, 06:51 PM
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DLG4354
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Originally Posted by wdlfbio View Post
Herniated L4 and L5. No big at the time, but good Lord, the next several months were excruciating.
Im not sure that folks can understand that kind of pain if they’ve never experienced it. I ruptured L5-S1 twice. The second time I had the fusion surgery.

My dad could win this thread. About 30 years ago a pipe fell on him at work. He crushed 4 vertebrae and broke his pelvis in 12 places. They weren’t sure if he’d walk again, but about 6 months later he was up and about. It still hurts him everyday, but had he been 5’ to his left he’d have been crushed by a valve in the pipe. The valve handle hit the floor so hard it gouged into the steel about 1/2”.
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