Thursday, August 12, 2010
Well, the neurosurgeon says it's a bulging disc. My options are Physical Therapy, epidural cortisone injection, or surgery. I will do the injection next week hopefully and go from there. I already do back exercises at home and it's very difficult to get away from work to go to PT so we will see. It may be an option later. It's pretty discouraging and I have more questions now but my biggest fear is that my life as I knew it is over. Will I ever be able to go for long walks again, go hiking, live without constant pain? And much as I HATE dieting, I really don't have a choice so now I'm facing losing my only vice, food. I shouldn't think of it like that, but it feels like another loss. And with a home daycare, it's not easy to keep track of every morsel I eat and when I limit calories, I'm always hungry and crabby and have low blood sugar issues. I know the ways around that, I'm just being grumpy. It's a challenge I must overcome, it's my life I'm fighting for!