Several weeks ago I finally visited with a surgeon about this back and leg pain I have been plagued with for the last couple of years. I had tried everything recommended; chiropractic, physical therapy (several times), medication, the pain clinic... nothing has seemed to work. My doctor was giving me a cortisone injection about every other month just to keep things under control. Honestly, it's been pretty miserable.
So we scheduled the surgery.
I'm not having my spine fused, simply a bulging disk repaired and a decompression of three others. I spent today getting a brand new MRI and then having my bloodwork done is preparation for Tuesday's surgery.
I know you don't come to my blog to hear me complain about my problems, and in between injections I have been able to do most of the things I have wanted with my kids. Unfortunately those times seem to be getting shorter and shorter. I tell you this because you are my dear friends and I don't know how I can go through the next few weeks without sharing a change in my lifestyle.
Of course I will still be blogging and cheering on my children and looking forward to a baby shower and then a new little one for Beauty and the Beast. Only a month away now! I'm just thinking I probably won't be up for more water slides anytime soon.
Our favorite joke last Saturday was that each time we thought about doing something rather crazy on the water slides, I turned to Bossy and suggested, "What can happen...I have to have back surgery?"