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([personal profile] kill Mar. 20th, 2009 11:18 am)
Had an MRI this morning and then met with my neurosurgeon.

The good news: I don't have further disc herniation.

The bad news: That disc (L4-5) is pretty much fucked up due to the surgeries and ongoing degeneration disease, and I won't get any long-lasting relief from it until I take off a significant amount of weight.

The short-term plan includes a cortisone epidural injection (which I'll have Tuesday); I will also apply for a temporary disability placard to keep on hand for bad pain days. The long-term plan includes some physical therapy (if I can afford it) and more exercise, probably utilizing the pool at school. I am nervous about that, mainly because it's a bunch of college kids and then there will be me with my big white body and my big black swimsuit. But I just have to get over it, because I can't live like this anymore.
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