The MRI showed a herniated disc in my neck. I was told to stop sports/weights/running for 6 weeks as I undergo physical therapy. I started the therapy 3 days ago.
You know what sucks? I went to the gym just now. Yeah, yeah...I'm not supposed to, but I am so f'ing pissed off I can't stand it. I'm constantly in pain...I'm more and more tired every day from inactivity...
I laid on the bench press tonight to warm up with the bar (45 lbs) and I couldn't get my right arm to push upward. My muscles aren't getting the signals from my brain because the nerves are pinched. It took all I had to put the bar back on the rack. I went from 200 lbs on the bench press five weeks ago to less than 45 lbs today.
Five weeks ago I was in the best shape of my life. Since then, I've lost 8 lbs, my muscles have atrophied, and I've got a gut, now. This will look just great for a calendar. I don't even want to go to the photo shoot, now.
Cancer? Hell, that was nothing.