November 11th, 2008


Beads and fear..

I updated Beadwork at yesterday with instructions for the penny earrings I posted a couple weeks ago.

Last night while we were at the grocery store, we ran into someone Mike knows, and he was telling Mike about his long painful recovery from spinal fusion and having pins put in his back. I said I was trying to avoid spinal fusion, but mentioned all that was wrong with me was a couple disks out. He said his back had gone out at L4-L5, and L5-S1, and it had gotten to the point where he was falling down, and just in so much pain all the time. It was chilling and scary, since it's the same disks I have out. For a year he wasn't allowed to lift things, just encouraged to take walks. Yeah, the idea of surgery is terrifying, but more scary to me is the thought of the recovery time.Plus the domino effect that can happen. A temporary relief in pain isn't worth it to me if it causes the next two to pop out.

Well.. I'll keep going to the gym. Keep working out and stretching and working on those core muscles. And hoping.
I'm hoping, if Mike's bonus is big enough next year, we can go to Disneyland. I'd like to go again before it gets too much worse.
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