astrid Posted September 24, 2012 Share Posted September 24, 2012 Well thanks to the urging of you sweet ladies, I actually broke down and went to the Urgent Care Walk In. The doctor took one look at me-- didn't even examine me other than check my leg reflexes, and sent me for an MRI of my lower back, which was excruciatingly painful to endure, though I"m not claustrophobic so the tube didn't bother me-- the flat, hard surface did. So results show a bulging disc on the right side, and arthritis which dr. said is probably due to years of competitive riding (hunter/jumpers) and softball (catcher.) Sent me home with lots of good drugs, a work note to stay out for a WEEK (!!!) and a referral to a spinal orthopedist. Dr. thinks it's "non-surgical." Um, yeah-- it's definitely "non-surgical" if I have anything to say about it! :001_smile: Anyway, thanks for your support and concern. I was lying there on the MRI table today thinking about how we don't even know each other, but it's like we have our own support system, to whom we turn to celebrate, mourn, cry, laugh, and seek advice. How truly blessed I feel to have each one of you. (and no, that's not the meds talking!) astrid Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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