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    Posted: Jun/18/2018 at 12:52pm
Its been awhile since I last did something stupid and hurt myself. Our pool has been open since the first of June. I bet its been 5 years since I actually went into the pool and swam. I'm a dunk and out guy. Well, its 95 today so I decided to take a dip. I'm a July August "dipper" so getting in the pool mid June is not common.
It might be 95 but the pool water is more like 65. I went in and instantly tightened up. Of course, Sparky our golden retriever, decided to join me. He finally got me all wet. I decided to race Sparky which I've done with all my swimming dogs. I threw a ball to the other end of the pool and the race began. I pushed off the wall attempting an overhand stroke and "BAM!" It was like someone hit my back with a sledge hammer. Lucky I was in the shallow end because I actually lost all strength in my legs. 
I live, like many people do, with a constant, nagging pain 24/7. What I haven't experienced for many years is an injury to my back. I thought I was in pretty good shape but not my back I guess. I am so bent over that I guess the jolt to my muscles, nerves, and spine was too much too fast. I am currently in more pain then usual with some right leg weakness. I know the drill to get better.
Sometimes its nice to forget your pain but it really sucks when your body reminds you of it.
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Five knee surgeries from 1970 to 2000. Knee replacement in 2000.Spinal stenosis surgery in May of 2002. Diagnosed with Pseudogout in 2005, effecting hands, knees, and shoulders. Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007. Retired early as a high school principal. Recently, have had trigger finger surgery on both hands as well as surgery for severe bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel disease.
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What a drag Dick

I’m sorry to hear this has happened. Really hope you can get back to your normal quickly. My pool gets used in much the same way, I jump in to cool off and get out. In fact I was thinking of doing just that. It’s 90+ with high humidity. I’ll make sure I don’t get carried away.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Get better soon Dick. You know the drill—-increasing weakness is a warning sign along with any bladder or bowel changes. But most likely you did something muscular which hurts like a son of a gun. Take your muscle relaxants and ice right now for a few days even if you are like me and hate cold.

I’m sorry this happened. I’m currently not able to swim at all, which I miss. But that’s for another day and another thread.

For now good friend, just stand at the top of the pool and throw the ball to that incredible ball of furry family member :)

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Feeling better. It really really sucks to live your life guarding against pain. When you let that guard down, it happens. It’s exhausting to live a life of being tense and on edge.
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Five knee surgeries from 1970 to 2000. Knee replacement in 2000.Spinal stenosis surgery in May of 2002. Diagnosed with Pseudogout in 2005, effecting hands, knees, and shoulders. Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007. Retired early as a high school principal. Recently, have had trigger finger surgery on both hands as well as surgery for severe bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel disease.
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Yes it is Dick. Glad you’re feeling a little better. I hope you can enjoy your summer without anymore reminders .
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I’m so glad you are doing better Dick.

It’s very hard to live with spines that keep collapsing despite our best efforts to take care of ourselves and try to live some type of “normalacy” whatever that is.

Anyhow, try to enjoy the pool when it’s nice and warm and take it slow and easy!!!

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My journey with chronic pain began over 30 years ago, while as a young nurse working spinal rehab, I injured my back lifting a patient. I am now fused from L2-S1. I have multiple thoracic and cervical issues. I'm a retired RN/PA and I know and understand the frustrations on both ends of the treatment spectrum of dealing with CP. It's been my goal since 2008, when we started this site, to reach out and help as many people in pain as possible. We will continue the fight as long as we can. Please, if you can help us continue to help you and others, donate. Thank you.
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