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Ask Don and Diane Shit. Support Guys and Gals at SEAL Team, Gurkas, Send off Tribute for CWO 2 Kevin Mose Weiss, Send us your Symptoms.

December 19th, 2015 
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Hello... Here are my symptoms for the 'Send us your Symptoms!'  And if anyone can fix me I will be so ecstatic!  I have been to so many doctors and none of them can tell me what’s wrong with me.

My problem is with my feet.  They hurt all the time.  Both feet - 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year.  I have had surgery on both feet.  One foot had one surgery, the other had two.  That didn’t work.  Pain is still there.  One doctor told me that it might be related to my back.  I have a bad back and neck.  I had a fusion of C6 & C7 and a discectomy in my lumbar back.  I hurt my back when I was in the military.  I was in the Air Force for just over four years.  I was all set to re-enlist but they would not let me raise my right hand until I went through the medical board.  I wanted so badly to stay in, but they booted me.  I still got an honorable discharge.  I was so disappointed.  I loved the military.  Even spent time in Saudi Arabia.  I got out in 1991. 

By back problems came and went since then but my feet never bothered me until about four years ago.  I just noticed that my feet started hurting and just got worse and worse.  That’s when they started me on oxycodone.  I hate those meds, but it’s the only thing that is keeping me from going out of my mind.  I am now up to 60 mg a day.  I want to get off those pain killers, but I can’t until I find some relief. 

I can’t point to one location on my feet that hurts.  It just seems to be the whole foot, mostly the sole.  I cannot walk any distance without having to load up on pain meds.  I can’t do any grocery shopping without loading up on pain meds when I’m done.  The problems with my feet have ruined my life.  Since spending any time on my feet causes terrible pain, I’ve become a couch potato and I have gained weight.  I used to be in great shape.  I used to mountain bike, water ski, rock climbing and weight lifting to name a few.  I also volunteered on the towns ambulance as an EMT.

I do have a form of muscular dystrophy.  It’s called myotonic dystrophy.  It’s an adult onset type of muscular dystrophy.  It runs in families.  My father had it, his brother had it, along with their father.  Even though the disease causes pain in some people, my neurologist said it doesn’t affect your feet.  I do have foot-drop from the muscular dystrophy.  That is caused from the weakened muscles in my ankles and feet that won’t pick my toe up enough when I walk.  That causes me to trip, but that doesn’t cause pain unless you fall!  *:) happy

Please Help!!


Lawdawg715 avatar
Lawdawg715 said....  

Legs..... And back... Toss up which is worse..... getting old sucks.....! great video Sr......

Dr PennsylVapia avatar
Dr PennsylVapia said....  

I thought all SEALS went thru BUDS. This is the first time I am hearing that SOME SEALS never went thru in the Viet Nam era. Could you ever have been calling a phony fake guy but was a Corp Man? I think some phony is going to use this information to hide behind.

physicsfaith avatar 07/14/2016

physicsfaith replied....

Here's my answer Dr. Senior Chief asks more than BUDS class number. He asks them to name people they served with. What did you do? etc.

If some guy says "I was a corpsman who did a dive school then was assigned to Seal Team 1..." Don will check their story out with his BS detector.

Pen avatar
Pen said....  

I am not a Doctor but have had 4 back surgeries with the last one being spinal fusion. Both my legs and feet hurt all the time to. Especially in the am after being off them for a period of time. I have found that Neurontin is very helpful for me. Now mind you it took me some time (about) a month to get used to this medication but I can't imagine my life without it now. I am a RN but not a doctor and am speaking purely as a patient. I really hope this helps you even a little bit. Take care.

Secret Squirrel  avatar
Secret Squirrel said....  

So from what i can tell, SEALS are more or less professional athletes, who kill, hunt, capture, and defeat enemies. There's coaches, and staff, water boys and doctors, and they are part of the team, they get the superbowl or World Series ring, but they don't play on the field. That is done by the professionals. Sounds like some of that could lead to some hurt feelings and sore egos real quick.

psychophil avatar
psychophil said....  

Gurkhas dont capture, they feel your laces s

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