I had an MRI done on my back a couple of weeks back and I’ve seen my doctor since. I have a bulging disc between my L5 and S1 vertebrae. That bulge is touching the never that runs down my leg causing me considerable pain when I stand or walk for long. Wonderful! Now I have a diagnosis.
So, my path has been set. I will be getting a cortisone shot next week, the 26th of July to be exact. The doc and I are hoping it causes just enough swelling to go away to allow the pissed off nerve to settle down and the offending disc to retreat ever so slightly. A single millimeter will do me wonders, according to the doctor. Otherwise, it’s off to the surgeon I go.
That’s the update. My big test will begin the 30th, a trip to Monterey with the family. I have…
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