Seems like it has been a long time since posting on here. With everything going on, physically, in my life I haven’t had much motivation to keep my tumblr page going.
A lot of pain discomfort that was finally attributed to a degenerative disc in my lower back (L5-S1), as well as disc bulges.The main nerve running to my right leg is pinched and causing a lot of issues. Somehow this has caused my right pelvis to rotate forward, which makes my right leg functionally shorter than my left. Not by much, but enough to add extra pain.
Now I am going to physical therapy three times a week and placed on restrictions. No twisting at the waist, no bending over at the waist, no lifting more than five pounds, no running or jogging, no hiking (not even walking on uneven surfaces), and sleep with a pillow between my knees. That is a lot to keep track.
This Friday (the 18th) I have a follow up with a specialist to discuss my further treatment. There has already been discussion of surgery to shave the large disc bulge that is pinching the nerve. Which terrifies me.