- Apr 5, 2023
- United States
Hi All! Also feeling a little lost. Have been an active athlete my whole life even into my later years…rock climb with my daughter, danced in a company, black belt in shotokan karate, marathoned…etc. Life was about the next workout and getting better. Starting on my birthday in February, life as I knew it started to fall apart…severe sciatica that medication did not touch and I could not walk on my right leg. Working diagnosis of congenital scoliosis with secondary severe lumbar stenosis with impingement of L4-5 and disc protrusion and severe osteoarthritis in both hips!!! Who knew?! Felt great til February??!! Now scheduled for ESI to tide me over, total hip replacement in a few weeks followed by back surgery. All my regular coping mechanisms are failing! Do not know how to deal with this. Ideas please! Can’t even rally enough to do pre-op exercises.