At long last: the moment of truth
May 5, 2011 § 10 Comments
Last Friday, I went to get an MRI done on my lower back.
Today, we read the results, and it’s good news!
I have a disk protrusion at L5/S1, which is touching against the scar tissue near the sciatic nerve from my previous back surgery in 2008 (May 6th, as it happens). The protrusion is apparently not a fully-blown disk (hooray!), which means that it is a non-surgical issue. With medication, it should resolve itself and return to its place between the two vertebrae.
I’ll divulge more later, but I wanted to at least get the good news out there. 🙂 No surgery. Just more anti-inflammatory meds.
Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement! 🙂
So glad it’s good news! Jen and I were both worried.
Thanks, Tim. Sorry to have worried you and Jen. 🙂 But I’m so relieved too!
Yay! So happy for good news!
Thanks Tawnysha! Me too!
Good news! Congrats!
Hooray! Thanks Lisa! 🙂
Sigh. Of. Relief! Glad you got some good news!
Wow–that sigh of relief was palpable, Tori! 😉 Not to worry–I’ve been so relieved, too. Thanks for the support!
yay! So glad to hear the good news, sweetie! I hope it takes care of itself ASAP!
Thanks so much, Robin! 🙂 I think it already is starting to get better. The meds are really helping. 🙂 And so is the rest! I haven’t walked all over campus or stood for long periods of time in over a week, and I can really tell the difference.