I've started to write a blog post several times, but the longer I put it off the longer the story gets, so I'll just try to keep it short.
I have to apologize for being MIA for so long. On August 20th I began an adventure with the worst pain I have ever had in my life. Many Doctors appointments,ER visits, tests, and tears have ensued. The gist is this I have three herniated disks in my lumbar spine. The worst, which has been called "pretty impressive", is at L4 L5 and has seriously been impinging on the nerve causing pain all the way from my back to my foot on my left leg. For about a month the only thing I could do was lay on my stomach. I lost about 20 pounds during that time. Sitting was impossible. Where I am at now is that I can sit for short periods of time, but not in front of my computer or work table. I spend most of my time on my side watching tv. I am frustrated and bored! I try to get out every day and walk some to loosen everything up. I'm also in physical therapy now so I do those exercises. I am so full of drugs it's outrageous! On the 26th I am going to have a steroid epidural so hopefully that will help. If not the next step will be to talk about surgery. I hope I don't have to go there! Umm so that is the quick and dirty rundown. I'm sure at some point I'll be back to normal. Well as normal as I get.
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