Bumps in the Road

November 30, 2023

 

I don’t think life ever goes as smooth as you would like. I left my full time job as a nurse after 22 years in early August. A week later as I’m ready to tackle this creator gig full time I woke up with what I thought was a pulled muscle in my butt cheek of all things… 🤦‍♂️😂 No injury, which made me question why this was happening. It progressively got worse to the point where I was as miserable as I have ever been physically. I could only sleep in one position and I noticed my big toe on my right foot had some weakness.

Finally, I woke my wife up on a Sunday morning and told her I had to go to the ER. That pains me as I was an ER nurse and know you shouldn’t go there unless it’s a true emergency. I just didn’t know what else to do. Well, they happened to be slow that morning and because of that the Physician Assistant decided to order an MRI with my toe weakness. The results showed a disc rupture at L4-5 that was protruding out and down lying on the nerve root. This is why I was having so much pain and the toe weakness.

The following morning the muscle spasms started and I couldn’t stand for more than 30 sec without experiencing the worst pain I’ve ever endured in my life. I was bedridden until I got in to see a neurosurgeon who scheduled surgery 2 days later. By this point I had “drop foot” and surgery was literally the only option. I had instant relief after the surgery and slowly started to feel better although a week or 2 of back spasms were a little hiccup in the healing process.

Thankfully all of my brand partners were very gracious to give me extensions for content and I was very thankful…. 2 months post op I’m back to creating everyday even though I had foot surgery this week. But, that’s for the next blog post!

19 Comments

  1. Michael Funk

    Hang in there, you are still killing it bro!!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thanks bro!

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  2. Gloria

    Praise the Lord it sounds like you have your health back and your brands have been gracious to keep you. I’m glad that you are recovering and always look up look up Jesus is only a prayer away.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thank you!

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  3. Nelson JoAnn

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thank you!

      Reply
  4. Rachel

    I had an emergency laminectomy and the muscle spasms were more painful than the actual surgery site. Let your body heal and get better quickly!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      I agree, the spasms were debilitating!

      Reply
  5. Cindy Quintero

    I’m glad you’re back at it and feeling better!! I just discovered you on IG and plan to make some of your recipes for Christmas. Thank you for what you do! Merry Christmas 🎄

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thank you so much, Merry Christmas!

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  6. Nancy

    So glad to hear you are mending well. Just found your sight and really enjoying it,

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  7. Chris Sampson

    Keep up the content and glad to hear you are feeling better!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thanks Chris!

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    • Amy Ricks

      I just discovered you today, my daughter forwarded me one of your recipes. I’m enjoying your videos and will try your recipes, you’ve introduced me to many new products, thank you! Best of luck to you on your new adventure and wishing you a speedy recovery!

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      • Matt Ramsey

        Thank you so much!

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  8. Mel

    Can’t wait to see more of the fire you bring to the kitchen. Idk where you have been all my kitchen life but can’t wait to see what your future holds once you’re back in full force. Take the time you need to heal because your future in the kitchen is gonna be long with the amazing flavors you bring. So take it slow and heal praying 2024 brings great health and amazing outcomes

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thank you!

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  9. Sylvia Myers

    Thank the lord you are doing better, I understand the neuropathy part because now I have been diagnosed with neuropathy and I also have peripheral artery disease from the knees down into my feet so God bless you keep those recipes coming. Love it thank you.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thank you!

      Reply

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