No Way Back for My Bad Back



Although I am feeling better – my left leg pain is now minimal but I still cannot sit for more than 5-10 minutes in a row, it seems that one of my trilogy of hernias in my back has decided to go astray and attack, without any scruples, one of my root nerves in my backbone.

The Neurologist asked me on Tuesday to have yet another MRI. The bad news came in yesterday afternoon. I am not sure why my hernias seem to be going in the opposite direction as what I had originally planned. I have been trying to take good care of myself and have been in good spirits to fight this to the end. The pain started after I came back from London so probably there is a correlation here. But where?

At any rate, the neurologist has asked me to consult with a Neurosurgeon to decide if a need surgery. It now seems very likely this is my best option under the circumstances but I am also exploring other options (such as acupuncture). I have made an appointment tp see the surgeon on Tuesday afternoon.

In order to check email I have set up my laptop in such a way that I can type standing up. I just got a hard card box high enough to allow me to use the keyboard and mouse without having to sit. I can thus do email on a more or less regular basis but I am also supposed to walk around a lot and avoid bed as much as possible.

I still have a slim hope that surgery will not be the only answer to my decaying back.

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