The human body is an amazing thing . I’ve always thought that .You know when you cut yourself and the skin heels back over very quickly as good as new . And despite all the bad things that we do to our body in its lifetime, it’s a pretty resilient & forgiving machine really .
Most of us abuse it in one way or another be it from drinking & smoking to much, taking drugs not eating healthy food or being obese or underweight . But generally the body copes with it all & adapts with everything we throw at it .
I rarely get ill , the odd cold or sore throat maybe once or twice a year but that’s about it for me. When I do need to take any sort of tablets for aches & pains I don’t like it and try not to , because I think it often just masks the pain and you don’t know if you’re actually getting better or not so I tend to avoid most tablets & medicines and let nature & my body deal with it .
However It’s truly amazing how you can go from being healthy and fit and having zero health problems ,having a great holiday in the sunshine with friends. Shopping drinking at some great bars , watching the rugby and meeting lots of lovely interesting people.
Then going out one evening having lots of naughty fun on the balconywith ,to waking up the next day and feeling totally paralysed down one side of your leg ,not being able to move an inch,and ending up in hospital on a IV morphine drip for 2 days in Dubai .
Well that’s what happened to me on my last day in Dubai this month.
Getting told you can get a fit to fly note and discharged only if you go business class and you have to lay flat down as your not allowed to sit up ( not that I could sit up anyway with howling in pain )
All In the space of less than 12 hours I went from feeling 100 percent healthy and fine to a slight annoying cramp in my leg to being rushed to hospital in an ambulance .
So two weeks later , I am feeling slightly better, not much but compared to how I was in Dubai I’m practically ready to beat Mo Farrah in an Olympic Sprint – ok not quite like that as I’m pretty much non weight bearing on one leg and have been using bloody wheelchair.
Now my sense of feeling better might be due to the amount of bloody drugs I am taking. I have a really lovely assortment from Tramadol , Co-Codamaol Dicloflex Amitriptyline and Diazepam. Yep they threw the whole book at me. I only need some morphine and ive got a full house. And im the sort of person who wont even take a bloody aspirin.
My doctor was so worried about the severity of the attact of sciatica and that it came from nowhere along with the fact that I don’t have a history of it either, she rushed me through to have an MRI scan
earlier last week as I was still in constant pain and was still practically wheelchair and bed bound .
But Luckily or maybe unluckily it’s not majorly serious ( although with the pain I have been in I would bloody hate to be in serious condition ).
But I do have a torn disc and bulging discs on my spine ( whatever that means ) and that the hole that the sciatic nerve passes through is extremely smaller than normal which is why I’m in such constant pain as its moving through a very small tight hole
But the good news is that hopefully lots of rest ( along with the happy pills). I now feel slightly better and a little bit more mobile as well for the first time in almost 2 weeks .
But for all my healthy living ,non smoking , not a massive drinker , bootcamps and running & boxing it hasn’t done me any bloody good .I might as well
Smoke, drink , and eat cream cakes all day long I might be in better health