Sorry that it is taking so long to get Part 5 of our story out. It is the last installment and I promise to get it put up by Friday at the latest, hopefully tomorrow. I’ve been busy these last few days. My mom came into town to visit, which was awesome as always. Normally when she is here we go crazy, shopping all over town and going out to eat, drinking Mexican Martinis, watching movies, etc. But this time as I can hardly dress myself, was different, but it was still so nice. She took such good care of me and Jude, making meals, cleaning the house, she even cleaned out, vacuumed and washed my car! It was really nice and I think it was also a good break for S where she wasn’t in charge of having to do everything.
Also, on Monday we met with my doctor, the pain specialist, to review my MRI and see what options I have. The MRI does not look good, I have a very significant bulge on I think it is either my L4 or L5 (can’t remember) that is clearly putting tons of pressure against the nerves that run down my right leg. So the only option now that they know what is going on is to do surgery and remove some of the herniated disc. So I meet with the surgeon next Thursday and could be doing the actual procedure as early as next Friday. I’m trying to look at all of this as a positive, now they believe me about the insane pain and so I actually got some strong pain killers to help with that and it’s good that they can see what is wrong and try to fix it. I don’t know what I would do if the MRI came back with nothing unusual on it. And as much as I don’t want to be cut into, I would do this surgery tonight if it were possible, I can’t do this any longer. The road to recovery is now within sight!