Friday, August 29, 2014

Day to Day

Any idiot can face a crisis.
It's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov
I hate that this year's blogging has become the tracking of my back maintenance.
However, it has such an impact on my riding, I feel it is important for my own reference. 
So, back the the doctor I went for a follow up from my most recent injection.
She said, "Referring you to the surgeon."
Knowing from my research that it could come to this mattered not.  My blood ran cold.
We are going to try one more injection, which she referred to as "the mother of all injections."  She called it a "caudal injection" and explained how it allowed much more steroid to be applied to the area.
The thought of surgery absolutely terrifies me.
The thought that this is as good as I get terrifies me just as much.
Next week will be another MRI (the last one was about a year and a half ago).
The week after that will be the caudal injection.
I must call today to set up my appointment with the surgeon...


  1. Sorry you're having so many issues :( Hope the surgeon gives you some answers.

    1. I hope so, too!
      The craziest part is HOW it is so limiting! I cannot comfortable sit for more than 30 minutes at a time. I can get up and move and eventually work out the discomfort. At that point, I feel like I can do almost anything! Yoga and ballet are amazing! Riding is perfectly doable!
      It's the sitting in my chair at work and/or sitting in my car to drive that makes me miserable. I can't even go out to eat with my husband without squirming in my seat before the meal is over.

  2. What a bummer. Hope you're feeling better soon, and you don't have to resort to surgery.

  3. Many fingers and toes crossed for you, pain is such a huge drag, been there.

    1. It always amazes me what an impact a little bit of pain can make! :(

  4. The lady who owns the farm where I live recently found out something was wrong with her back... she's been getting injections but has to go in for an mri and may have to consider surgery. She's been in quite a bit of pain so I feel for you :\ I hope it gets better and the last injection works!

    1. That sounds like exactly the track I have been on!



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