On June of 2012, I herniated a disc in my back, which left me with a major limp, leg weakness, and numbness in my left leg. After months of physiotherapy, I got about 90% of the functionality back, and continued on with my life.
In mid-July of 2013 (about six weeks ago), my back started hurting a lot more. I kept on keeping on, but after a day of mild physical labour at the beginning of August, I ended up going to the ER twice in three days, an ambulance trip each time. The second time I got admitted for the day.
I’ve had an MRI, which shows that the herniated disc is essentially shattered, with a large piece compressing several spinal nerves. I’ve got a neurosurgeon appointment in six weeks, and will be having some variety of spinal surgery after that.
At present, I have an hour or two of standing or walking around, and less than 15 minutes of comfortable sitting. Most of my time, I’m laying on the couch. Thankfully, I can work from home so I’m not out of a job or anything else, but it’s a little boring.
Still, when this is done, I should be dramatically better, which makes me happy.
So, that’s the life update. Now onto pictures.