So, I had my MRI yesterday (no pics yet). though I received a call from my Dr. around 1:30 (PM) with the results. They are pretty much what I was expecting. L1 is bulging and L2 is in the process of spitting out its disc jelly. Ouch. My pain right now is nowhere near what it was 6 weeks ago. To me, that signifies improvement. Nerves from L1 and L2 run down the front of your leg, hence the fiery discomfort in my quads and knee caps. This also explains why now and then my quads will get tingly, like the muscles are falling asleep. I haven't actually seen the pictures yet, but the VA is going to upload them to my file so I'll be able to watch those snazzy videos from the comfort of my gaming chair. In the meantime, here's a diagram.
When you hit middle age you really only have two choices: you can get fat and lazy until you roll over and die, or you can can get off your ass and do something, like maybe ride a bike.
I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Six years ago L4 and L5 were in the process of fusing naturally, L5 and S1 had already fused. L3 was bulging badly. Basically, the process is slowly moving up my spine. I'm interested in seeing if L3 and L4 have fused. Since the pain has decreased, I suspecting the fusion process is underway. For the time being, I'm going to opt for an injection of steroids. As my doctor said, that will pretty much eliminate the pain, however it does nothing to correct the issue. However, if the fusion process is happening naturally, I don't see why I should submit to surgery for a quick fix, so to speak. So, right now I'm waiting for a call to tell me where and when to go for my injection.
Politically, wasn't it interesting to see Mitch McConnell blink regarding the debt ceiling? While the Republicans are trying to spin this in their direction, old Mitch has suddenly decided is comment about "no compromise" only had traction in the MAGA base. Ever other voters was looking at him and wondering why he was being such a dick. By the way, the answer to that is: he's a Republican.
Oh, and saw where the Arizona Democrats have already found a replacement for Sinema. First they follow her into the restroom so she can't pinch a loaf in private, and now they've settled on someone they consider better qualified to fulfill the Democrat agenda. Don't worry. She's not upset. She doesn't care. That's how phonies are.
Labels: Arizona, lumbar spine, Mitch Mc Connell, MRI, Sinema, surgery
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Sinema need to go, and she can take Manchin with her. I think your decision for non surgery is a good one, why make more hassle if it seems to be repairng itself.ReplyDelete
My opinions precisely.Delete
I had a couple of colleagues with serious back problems and both opted not to have surgery (so far). I think you're right to do the same, and keep hoping for a good outcome!ReplyDelete
I've heard too many stories from people who were not completely satisfied.Delete
Don't get me started with Sinema. Ugh.ReplyDelete
And what do you mean 'fusing naturally'? Does it happen to everybody? Spine things make me nervous.
And Moscow Mitch is kinda trying to desperately spin the fact that they're fucking up. Can't wait to see what happens. The Repugs will let the country go to hell just to spite Uncle Joe.
Walk, walk, walk, best therapy for back issues. And you're right, they'd screw over America out of spite.Delete
Typical GOP doesn't want to pay off the debt they authorized.ReplyDelete
Sinema is worse than a Republican because she literally lied about everything to get elected. She can fuck all the way off.
The ugly truth is she doesn't give a shit about anyone but herself.Delete
Hope the fusion process continues to happen naturally and you can avoid that surgery. Best of luck with the injection. I just had to have one for my foot and I hope it does the trick. Feel better.ReplyDelete
Good Luck with the foot! I can't wait to see my MRI, I always find my inner workings fascinating.Delete