Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dear Diary.......

Dear Diary,

I got my third and last steroid injection on March 2oth. I was told by the doctor that I could not get another injection for another 6 months and if I am still having pain, to schedule and appointment with my neurosurgeon.

The injections have helped a lot. I am in a lot less pain than I was before the injections. I am walking a bit better, but I can not walk or stand for a long period of time. After about 15 min of walking or standing, I am in pain. This makes shopping, like grocery shopping, and running errands very difficult.

So I made an appointment with my neurosurgeon.

He told me that we might have to do surgery. He says that he wants to do a minimally invasive surgery, like laproscopic surgury. But before this, he wants to run an imaging test. The test is called a myelogram.

The exam is going to be on Friday. I have to be at the hospital by 6am, and diary, you know that I am not a morning person. I will not be able to leave until 11 am. That is five hours!

And that is not the worst part. My neurosurgeon will be taking a month off starting the Monday after my exam. This means that my follow up appointment to find out my results will not be until May. So I have to wait a month to find out what is going to happen. I think that is crazy.

That is what is going on in my life at the moment. Thank you diary for listening.



  1. There is no reason you should have to wait a month to get your results; can't someone else in the office give them to you...thanks ridiculous. Good luck though!

  2. Good luck Mike!
    and I agree with Sandi, thats crazy, why can't another dr. give you the results!!!
    I'll have fingers crossed for you tomorrow morning!