ORDDU: So, ducklings, what would you all do if your doctor suddenly told you that, due to a medical condition, you could never again ride a roller coaster or any OTHER type of thrill ride? Well, this is exactly what happened to a dear friend of ours earlier this week, after he had an MRI scan that revealed his vertabrea to have 80% of his discs as being herniated.
ORWEN: We feel so bad for our friend. He's a part time cast member and only 35 years old.
ORDDU: He had been complaining about back pains for some time and admitted he hasn't been sleeping very well of late. He deals with spasms all the time.
ORWEN: We've known him for 7 years, now, and have often gone to the Disney theme parks with him--both in Florida and California. Roller coasters and thrill rides have always been his favorite things to do. Now he has to give them up.
ORDDU: The last time he recently rode Expedition Everest, he said the sudden backwards motion caused him some pain and he knew, then and there, that something must be wrong. After all, he's ridden this particular coaster several times since it opened and knew what to expect. Still, his doctor has given him strict orders to stay away from such things. He may even have to have back surgery in the near future, young as he is.
ORWEN: So, from now on, it's only the tame things at the parks he'll be able to ride.
ORGOCH: Got Trickey's Philhartragic?