Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Back Update

Sorry to leave you hanging there for a while!  My back's been doing much better, thanks to the above exercises (and a few more, and a great doctor, and a great PT).  In case you're interested in the official diagnosis (not really sure why you would be, but...) is three mild disc herniations in my lower back, caused by a degeneration (and in one, a small tear) in my cartilage.  The three are touching my spinal cord, which caused the pain, and one was touching a nerve, which also caused pain.  With the pain came swelling in the back muscles, which pulled the discs even further out of place.  I also have some very small cartilage protrusions in my middle back and mild scoliosis, which aren't causing any problems yet, but which we're trying to take care of in physical therapy.  I'm still not allowed to run, but things are feeling a lot better (when I don't count how sore I am from all these different exercises!) and so I'm hopeful I'll still be able to get back on track soon. 

In the meantime, things have been going well, and I hope to blog soon about what we've been up to.  I threw a surprise party for Roger on April 13th, we went to DC for a bridal shower last weekend, and I'm almost officially an MFA.  Classes end next week and my graduation is in just 20 days.  Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind few weeks, and I can't wait to tell you more about each of those soon.  For now, though, this quick check-in will have to suffice!

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