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 been dreading it, hoping the aquarium has a lot of places to sit. Maybe, if the shot works, I won’t need to sit. Anyway, here’s hoping the injection works some magic and I can put this behind me. Until then, check out some of my previous posts. Thanks for stopping by and I hope my next post is a good one.