Tag Archives: back pain

It’s like a jelly donut full of crab meat, only without the crab meat

[This conversation with the spine surgeon took place a few weeks ago, as we looked at images from my MRI. Basically she told me that I’d never get my old disk back, but that, by watching what I did, and building up my core strength, I could avoid future flair ups. I forget the exact […]

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I have the best daughter in the world

Clementine said this to me a few days ago, as I was lying on the floor, growling through clenched teeth.

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According to the MRI, the back pain is real

According to the doctor, I have a “left para-central disc protrusion which effaces the left lateral recess and exerts mass-effect upon the left S1 nerve root.” And that, my invisible friends, is my excuse for not blogging tonight.

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This open thread brought to you by the Queen of Hearts

It’s snowing outside, and I’m going to the gym to sit in the sauna. I think it might help my back, which hasn’t gotten any better since the last time I complained about it here. It’s been out for over a month now. Friends, tired of hearing me scream every time I try to get […]

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