My apologies for the long delay between the last two posts. Why the delay?
It turns out I have a herniated disk (namely, the second to last one in my spine) that is pressing directly on my sciatic nerve (in the left leg). Suffice it to say, this is extremely painful. Currently I am taking anti-inflammatories, and in approximately two weeks, it looks like we will start with the oh-so-fun cortizone shots. In the meantime, I also get to start physical therapy in an attempt to strengthen the muscles in my lower back.
The doctor is expecting at least a year for recovery (we’ll start getting worried if there isn’t any improvement in six months). I should regain most (but not all) of the strength in my left leg.
I need to get me one of these.