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Complete Back Amputation, Epidural Aftermath

by March 18th, 2011 - Science »

And so, the epic saga of my meandering back pain is nearly at a close with treatment near complete. In reality, the epidural procedure was no where near as painful or complex as I had schizophrenically imagined. The actual office visit, from entrance to exit, only took about 15 minutes. And the procedure was very […]

Complete Back Amputation, DIY Edition

by February 27th, 2011 - Science »

So after watching a few videos of epidural injections, I’m a little more freaked out than before, but I think I’ve pretty much got the hang of it. So, I’m skipping my scheduled appointment and I’ve decided to load up a caulk gun with steroids, cream cheese, and caulk and awkwardly flail it behind in […]

Complete Back Amputation, A True Tale

by February 25th, 2011 - Science » Culture » Sports » Creative » Writing »

I remember when I think it happened. I was playing basketball, one-on-one, and I was in a rare Dirk Nowitzki can-not-miss mode while playing much better defense than the my NBA reference. I had a bit of a throbbing pain in my inner thigh, but I told myself, “Just play through it, pussy. How many […]

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