“Wow…I didn’t realize things were so…bad”.
“It’s OK…not many do.”
It’s a conversation I have often when people see me or talk to me on the phone.
You kind of have to be here to see how the extent of things I guess. I look and feel awful. I thought about titling this post about my herniated disks “The Battle of the Bulge” but then I thought of some poor 7th grader trying to write a social studies report about WWII and stumbling upon this drivel and just couldn’t do it.
What you’re looking at is the MRI of my spine. You see the disks and the white ribbon thing next to the disks are where the nerves are. The top two disks are normal disks. The next disk is ‘aging’. The next 2 disks are the issue. They have ruptured and are pushing clear through the nerve sheath and causing the pain I’m in.
We were hoping the MRI guided shots would help more than they did, but they DID help to the point that I didn’t want Jonathan to kill me from the pain. And no, that is not theatrical at all.
I’m having surgery on March 14th.
Many have asked what you can do for me for my surgery on the 14th…just think about me and that it turns out well. Drop a line of love if you want to. I have CHERISHED every expression of love I’ve received online. I have tried to check in and read when I can.
I am sorry I haven’t written more. It makes me nauseated to read large amounts of text at a time which is why I usually text, Tweet or Facebook, if at all. And the drugs I’m on are as powerful as you can get without being in a hospital which makes writing REALLY difficult. So, I have been writing this post a little bit at a time and as due to the serious and sucky nature of it, I was trying to make it as funny as possible.
But I don’t feel funny.
Most of you didn’t read Lex, but my respect for him not just as a person but a blogger was large. He was a a blogging MACHINE. He posted almost every day, usually 2-4 times a day.
And he was kind. He often dropped me little emails or DMs of encouragement and I will miss him greatly. I am in shock and devastated.
Blessings, Lex. You were greatly loved and will be missed.