Wednesday, 22 August 2007

hanged like a chicken

Cute photo right? The bird I mean.

But the one below may not be to your liking.
I was diagnosed as suffering from cervical spondylosis in 2003. (If you're curious what it means, just click on the words.) For about a month I was in pain, sometimes intermittently and sometimes constantly. After about a year I had the first relapse in Jun/July 2004.

About two weeks ago, I had the symptom again and since last Monday was in constant pain in my left arm and behind my head. Most of the time I couldn't sleep and even the painkiller doesn't really help. Had my x-ray done yesterday which showed that the space between the 5th and 6th vertebrae of my neck of the left side had reduced and trapped/irritated the nerve. Had my first appointment with the specialist today and given a few days off work. Undergone physio where traction was applied (I called this "hanged like a chicken" as you can see from the photo) as this had helped previously to relieve the pain. So if you see my website not updated for a while, don't worry. I'm taking my rest.

24 comments:

Bulimic said...

hope you'll have a speedy recovery bro.

KantaLensa said...

thanks bro. catch u nxt time in bandar to try out the umpc.

Princess Nashwa said...

The last time we met, u look healthy as a horse. I'm sorry to hear that. Get rest and hope you recuperate. Yes, its very cute... I'm referring to the bird.. hehee

aunidayini said...

Ouch... My father in law suffered the same thing, the nerve being trapped in between the vertebrae but his is on the lower back, so most of the time now he is lying down and resting whenever he can.. you take care of yourself okay!

KantaLensa said...

Princess Nashwa, you're right. I didn't expect this relapse so soon. Sometimes the pain is just unbearable and I look forward to getting well and back to work and photography.

KantaLensa said...

Aunidayini, likewise here. No more routine resting and sleeping pattern.

Aku said...

semoga cepat sembuh......

gambar atu ambil sendiri kah? hehehe

KantaLensa said...

aku, terima kasih. awu, pakai mobile cam. cannot leave home without a camera, mobcam pun jadi..

gaffa said...

get well soon!

KantaLensa said...

gaffa, thanks. c u in d office on 3rd sept, insyaAllah.

azryamin said...

hang in there bro..kena banyak bersabar dan berihat..get well soon..

SoulJah said...

Get well soon chief.

KantaLensa said...

azryamin & souljah, thanks... dugaan dan rahmat dari Allah jua.

vedd said...

All the best my friend.

Syazwan Nordin said...

Get well soon, bro. :)

KantaLensa said...

vedd & syazwan, thanks. Not fully recovered but I'm feeling much better than a few days/weeks ago.

Foodie Tales said...

Hi Husini - suffering from the same condition myself, I was inspired by your posting to put up one on my blog too. I've mentioned you in my post. Best regards, Eleanor.

KantaLensa said...

Eleanor,

thanks and hope you're better now or recovered fully. I think I'm nearly there. The problem with our condition is that people cannot see the pain. Even a GP may think we're just pretending to be sick so that we can be given medical leave. It takes an x-ray to prove the condition and a specialist to evaluate the pain. But most of all, it takes another person who suffer the same condition or who knows someone who does who really appreciate how painful it is.

Foodie Tales said...

Hi Husini - I am a lot better now (thank you) and my physiotherapist is very pleased with my progress. I've had an X-ray and MRI done and both show a degenerative spine, with trapped nerves at C6/7. I was quite overcome by the pain when my condition started in June and I am so glad to be almost (touch wood)pain-free now. Good luck with your progress and it's good to be able to share with a fellow-sufferer! All the best, E.

Gembo said...

Bro, thought you were having meetings elsewhere. Get well soon ah.

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KantaLensa said...

thanks bro gembo. i think this time the road to recovery is quite a long one.

Hussin Ali Idris said...

Yarabbi... ngilu ku membaca cervical spondylosis ani eh.baru membaca apa lagi org yg kana diagnose. Mudahan th kita sihat secapat mungkin. Amin~~~ i tke this opportunity jua to greet kita selamat hari raya aidilfitri maaf zahir dan batin.

KantaLensa said...

hussin ali idris, awu ngilu banar rasanya. kadang2 macam kana tarik bah nerve rah tangan kiriku. yg payah urang kan faham sakit ani inda nampak. bukan macam urang luka atau bangkak. tapi alhamdulillah, I'm much better now. Selamat Hari Raya maaf zahir batin to u n famili jua.