I'M SUFFERING A LOT OF PAIN AND NEED A SURGERY, PLEASE HELP ME!
Hello dear community of Your.org, today I am here to ask your help, sorry if some translations are poorly done, but I do not have a good level of English so choose to use an online translator.
I know I've been away from this platform for a long time but it was for the reason that I had the great opportunity to represent the official selection of my state in a very important gymnastics competition that takes place here every year in Venezuela.
Unfortunately so much time in the practice of this discipline has had its reprisals, during my 8 years practicing gymnastics I have suffered different types of injuries, but none of these had been so serious to need surgery.
But this time is different, a month and a half ago in a routine practice I had an accident, in which I suffered a severe blow to the lower back.
At first I only had a pain located in the area of the blow, but this was not so strong so the only thing that was prescribed was anti-inflammatories and some pain ointments.
But with the passing of the days I noticed that something was changing, I began to feel a pain in my two legs, pain which started not so strong, but little by little it was increasing, resulting that nowadays this pain does not allow me keep me standing for a time no longer than 3 minutes.
Clearly, this alarmed me a lot at first, so I decided to go with a Physiatrist, who gave me an MRI, this study was a bit expensive but it was really necessary so my family did everything possible to pay it, once We were given the results of this study, we determined the following.
I had injured the spine, specifically the L4 and L5 discs, which had a concentric protrusion, so the sciatic nerve one of the most important and long nerves of the body, which runs a path from the lower back to the fingers of the feet, this nerve was being affected in a severe way by this protrusion, in simple words this swelling of the discs were crushing it.
At first the doctor said that the fact that I was affected both legs and not just one as it usually does was a little more serious, but because the problem was only a protusion which had not yet become a herniated disc. which is even more serious, it would not be necessary to perform surgery.
For several days I was given physiotherapy and the intake of various anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce this protrusion. Little by little I felt that the pain was disappearing, but after a week I was forced to exert an excess of force in an incident. happened in my house, which made this situation worse.
The pain went from a bearable degree to be totally hellish for me, so I can not stand more than three minutes, this is because that protusion became a hernial disc and the sciatic nerve is being more affected.
For that reason I am here today asking for your help, the traumatologist determined that I need surgery urgently for the removal of this herniated disc before it gets worse.
The problem is that this surgery is very expensive for me and my family, I live in Venezuela and here the purchasing power is very low, so it is almost impossible for a person living on a minimum wage to perform this type of surgery .
The surgery has been valued at 350$ dollars, money that we don't have, so today I'm here hoping you can help me, I really do not like doing this, but I'm suffering a lot with this pain and I can not find another way of being able to achieve this.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this post, I hope and you can help me!
God bless you.