My Progress!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Well, monday is here and I was able to get out of bed this morning....YAY for that right? I stuck to my goals yesterday and managed to get my exercises in at bedtime. I don't feel any better today, but I don't feel any worse either. Tomorrow is my MRI and Im having a little anxiety about that. Mainly because I'm worried if 1. I'll fit in the machine there and 2. how long I'm going to have to lie there on my back. Lying on my back is probably the most challenging position for me because it makes it difficult for me to breathe and when you are having back trouble, it is probably the most painful position to be in. I usually need a pillow under my legs because if I stretch them out in front of me, it pulls on my back. Typically, they require that you have your legs straight out in front of you and honestly, I've had my back get WORSE after lying in this position for too long. Here's hoping they can get the images they need quickly.

I don't really expect the MRI to show any problems with my disc at this point. I've had a disk out before and I know what THAT feels like. What I am going through right now feels more muscular than anything else, but when your muscles are spasming, it is very easy to slip a disk. So, I guess, tomorrow we will see what happens.


cmoursler said...

good luck, hope it's over and done with quickly and they can fix whatever is wrong.

Anonymous said...

I think an MRI usually takes about 25 minutes so hopefully it won't be too bad. I would definitely ask if they have an "open" MRI machine; supposed to be more comfortable.

Good luck!

P.S. How bad was the disc surgery if you don't mind sharing? Thank you.

gettingandstayinghealthy said...

Thoughts will be with you tomorrow.