Life Surprises Me All The Time, But Not Always Something I like, Damn Human nature

Most of the time in life I’m usually pretty easy going and was more so before I had got a major injury that has affected the rest of my life. I was injured in a car accident with FedEx and to this day I regret settling my case instead of going full force law suit. But the amount of stress and the extra bullshit from the  case and my own legal team that I actually still have stress issues and anxiety and anger with. But I know for what goes around comes around. I will never stop believing that as I’ve seen enough in my life to know that it does. Anyways, so I was hit by a FedEx van that was going 60 mph on Highway 395 just outside Deer Park, Wa heading into Spokane to go to work at Walmart on north Colton in the city of Spokane United States. I suffered multiple bulging disc from my neck down to my lumbar spine. This happen in 2012 and I still have issues to this day and it’s never going away. But I’m doing my best to manage my pain and doing pretty good for the most part. But I have a bulging disc in my neck, I think like 2. I have 2 in I think in my thoracic spine with some slight compression on my spine between T7=8 and T8-9. I also have some bugling disc in my lumbar I think one disc is slightly degenerated. I would have to look at my MRI stuff. Anyways I might go more into detail about this later on in a later post of something.

So as you can see I have a lot of issues including a degenerative eye issue called keratoconus which I had all my life pretty much. Basically I don’t have as good of vision as most people. You could say I’m pretty damn disabled and yet I fee and have bee told that I work harder then most healthy people. I’m in pain all the time but do my best to maintain it. But its not always possible especially when your like me and work a crap ton of hours. I’m pretty much working overtime most of the time since Black Friday of last 2017. So I work a lot of hours for a company called Kellermeyer Bergensons Services where I’m a Crew Lead in their janitorial area of services and have been for a while now. About a year and half. I also run my own business since 2010. It doesn’t make much money but it starting too and trying to kick it up a notch. I have a 4 year degree, majored in Software systems engineering and minor in business management. But I have issues sitting for long periods of time now because of my car accident injury. So I don’t really work in my field of study except for my business. And I am getting management type experience from KBS (short for Kellermeyer Bergensons Services), but my experience working for them hasn’t always been the greatest. And by next year I’ll be making minimum wage again for boss work. I have asked for a raise many times.

LOL I’m always looking for the better opportunity here is my current resume located on my own secure web server for the most part ran by me with some limitations of root access: https://cdn.rutakus.net/resumes/Russ_gen-resume2018.pdf

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The everyday issues living with back/neck pain and spine problems

So as mentioned my introduction post I’ve been dealing with a back/neck/spinal injury from a car accident I had got into back on Oct 20, 2012 which was 8 days before my birthday. So needless to say my birthday is sometimes hard to deal with as a lot of things that I like to do are limited and/or can’t even do anymore at this time.

Anyways, I’ve been dealing with this injury for a long time. I tried and have gone through multiple treatments and tried just about everything. I find that there are a few things that work but only work partly. When it comes down to I prefer to stay as holistic/natural as possible. But the problem with that is that most insurance companies don’t like stuff like chiropractic and massage therapy. Or acupuncture which I have not tried yet as I will most likely have to pay for it out of my pocket. I have done chiropractic and massage therapy which I had to stop because of reasons I’ve been advised not to discuss but I will say that my insurance company is covering my medical bills right now though some thing I had to have covered by Washington Apple Health. I will say I’m not happy with my insurance company. But that will be all I say at this time. I’m back into my chiropractic treatment again but I’m only able to afford once a week at this time as I’ve been paying for it out of my pocket. I’ve gone through multiple injections like nerve blocks and trigger point injections, a few different prescriptions but I would like to get off it as now it feel like a band-aide and I feel it is making symptoms worse and/or causing new ones. At this time I only take Nortriptyline 25mg nightly which is suppose to help me sleep which had done so in the beginning. I take a lot of herbal supplements like triphala power, turmeric to help with going to the bathroom and inflammation. This does help too. But I’ve also been doing a lot of research in to other alternative holistic healing methods.

So long story short I will say that at the current standing I have multiple bulging disc from my neck down to my lumbar area. There also a disc degeneration in the lumbar area and a facet degeneration in cervical spine. I also have an EMG coming up to see if I have any nerve damage and such.

I will say that today I’m having a bit of a hard time and it’s even hard to sit here and type this post. My pain scale is 7 and I feel really nauseated like I’m going to throw up.

Well thanks for reading though I don’t care if you read this or not. This blog is more for myself then anything.

I first posted this on this blog here: https://russlk.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-everyday-issues-living-with.html

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