Thursday, 29 July 2010

MRI results

Do you remember this post.

Well it turns out my Dr has been reading my blog!!!!

Hi,Dr Cockburn

So when I went to see him today,about my MRI results,he asked me “what's this about waterslides?”

It was so funny,I was already to tell him about how much I had improved on holiday.And tell him the funny story of my adventures on the slide.

I was so pleased to find I do have a problem with my back.I was worried they might not have been able to see something.And I would have still been in pain,but no further along with a diagnosis.

As everyone who knows me is aware,I have felt so much better since I went to Spain.I still have pain ,but nowhere near the level it was.It still just when I drive and sit down,my walking has improved and my stick is tucked away in a corner.

It was no surprise to hear I have some degeneration in some discs in my spine.I’ve always had back problems ,so I was expecting that.

But the pain in my leg is caused by another problem “a left lateral disc herniation at L5/S1 level causing narrowing of the ipsilateral neural foramen  and compression of the forming S1 nerve root in the lateral recess”.In layman terms that means a shit load of pain felt in your leg and arse,but the problem is in your spine!!!!

So there is not much that can be done for it.It turns out some of the tablets I was taking would have been almost useless.I just have to wait and see if I continue to improve as manipulation is now off the menu.Plus,so is lots of sitting.( I may tell Hubby his marital rights are forbidden as well.LOL)

So fingers crossed I will continue to approve and Dr Cockburn won’t have to see my face for a while.


domestic goddess said...

not sure if i should be saying fab news or OMG!
Maybe you need to move to Spain LOL
Glad you have an answer, its always good to know you are not imagining back pain and that there is something wrong!
Off to Hitchin next week me thinks to bask in lavender and sunflowers, and maybe take a photo or 2!
anna x

Scrappi Sandi said...

That photo still makes me LOL even now & how funny that your Dr read that post too!!!! Glad they have nailed the problem & just hope that now you can be more comfortable knowing what to avoid....water slides maybe?!!!


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