A Pain in the Butt is gone....for now

Mortgage and Lending with Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 NMLS ID# 158606

Most people reading this would think that this post would be about someone else, someone infringing in my life and in my "bidnez".  Nope this is a simple post.  This is a post that I've been praying for for over six weeks.

You see, about eight weeks ago, I had the most excrutiating pain that I've ever had.  The pain was in my back and in my butt.  I am a workout freak, but decided that since there was no clear precipitating event, that I'd lay off working out for a week.  One week later, I feel great.  I go back to easy workouts and for my third workout, I do the killer, crossfit workout.

Next day, I can't stand up without major pain.  I can stand up, but the movement from sitting to standing is brutal.  Long story short, I end up going to see my dad (anesthesiologist in pain management) and his partner.  I get 3 epidural steroids given to me over the course of three weeks.  NO matter what, when I go from sitting to standing, it feels like someone is jabbing a machete into my left butt cheek (you're welcome for the graphics). 

So last Friday, I get my 4th and last treatment and wallaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, the pain has severely diminished and I'm allowed to workout, albeit on a limited basis.  This process makes you value the health that you do have. 

Two major accomplishments . . . pain almost fully gone and;

I'm allowed to workout on a limited and restricted basis.

Today climbed 2.2 miles on the stairs and ran, er jogged 1 mile very easily on a treadmill.  I know it's a lame workout, and yes, I was barking like a dog, but something so simple never felt so good. 

So truthfully.....Goodbye Pain in the butt.  When you were here, I couldn't workout and I gained some weight.  Glad to see you go!  Not a big deal to the average Joe, but for someone like me who has to work out to stay in shape....we'll, let's just say it's a big deal.  When the pain is here, it's excessive and debilitating.  Now that it's gone, I can get back to the theings that are important to me, my family, God and work.  It's great to be alive!

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Jamie Friedman
eXp Realty - Kapaa, HI
Kauai Real Estate Connection

Glad your pain is gone... sometimes physical pain is just the body reminding you to relax. Don't be so hard on yourself about the work outs...

Apr 19, 2009 03:21 PM #1
Libby Offnick
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Mooresville, NC

Larry....great news and glad you can get back to the workout.  We have enough PAINS IN THE BUTT in the business to have a phycial one as well.

Apr 19, 2009 03:23 PM #2
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Larry,  I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and on the road to recovery.  This last year I got tennis elbow from painting and then pulled my leg muscle getting down off a chair.  It sucks when you do every day things and you somehow get hurt.

Apr 19, 2009 03:30 PM #3
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Larry.  How cool is it that your very own Dad is an anesthesiologist specializing in pain management?  ~Stay well.

Apr 19, 2009 03:41 PM #4
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Larry~ Glad to hear you are doing better.  What was it Sciatica or something? (I had it when I was pregnant with my second child, and thankfully it never came back!)  Will it come back or was it just a one time thing? 

Apr 19, 2009 03:47 PM #5
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

So sorry that you are feeling better.  Isn't it wierd how e take working out for granted.  When we can't do it, we want to do it more. 

By the way, thanks so much for getting the committment done on Friday.  You are awesome man!

Apr 19, 2009 04:37 PM #6
David Daniels
Owner of FlyersToYou, Inc. and former Top Realtor - Hemet, CA


Sounds like old age....oops....I MEANT to say sciatica! ::: smiling :::

Caused by a disc rupturing in the L-4, L-5 area of the spine...and pressing on the nerves which come out of the spinal column. It usually affects one side only...and manifests itself as an excruciating pain that originates in the buttocks and often goes down the entire leg to the foot.

Most often, the disc will "find it's way back" naturally, and you only have to mitigate the pain during that process. I'd be careful though. If it IS a disc issue...they seem to become weakened by the first occurence...and can happen again pretty easily.

Stay healthy!


Apr 19, 2009 05:36 PM #7
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Larry.........Butt pain is a pain in the arse! Glad you are getting back to normal!

Apr 19, 2009 10:54 PM #8
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Larry, so sorry to hear this, but glad you are back. Never heard of those type of shots but will keep it in mind. Working out is so important not just for weight control but for my mental health too.

Apr 20, 2009 12:15 AM #9
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Jamie...6 weeks seems like a guy who forgot how to workout.

Libby...well said.

Marchel...you never appreciate your health as much until you lose some of it.

Shirley...membership has its privileges.

Vickie...I can still feel it under the block, but I hope it goes away for good.

Judy...it's all good.  Can't wait to see you again!

Dave...after your comments, I think it'd be good to get the full MRI.


Missy....just my 2 workouts over the weekend made me feel like a human being again.  Thankx.




Apr 20, 2009 12:55 AM #10
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Larry - I'm happy to hear that your pain is gone...I hope it stays that way!  :)


Apr 20, 2009 01:54 AM #11
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


I've had lower back problems most of my life...no fun...!!! Lately I've had pain similar to yours, but in my low knee...!!! No fun, especially in church...!!! LOL, Thanks,   Fran

Apr 20, 2009 06:00 AM #12
Colleen Lane
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Kennewick, WA
Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com

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Apr 20, 2009 11:56 AM #13
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