I've had a couple good days of back healing and tonight ventured out for a walk! It was the first time in a week I'd been out other than doctor appointments and it was lovely. Although it could have been snowing and I'd have been as happy after a week of back quarantine. I've talked to the doctors about the MRI, I had a very healing massage last night, and we have a plan of attack.
The MRI showed that the possible spondylolysis fracture is likely an artifact (good) and I have a protruding L4/L5 disc that's on the nerve (not so good). I will continue my current regimen and then meet with the specialist next Thursday to determine if a steroid injection take me to the next level. Until then, I'm going to walk, get in the pool, take care of myself, and try not to rush anything. I also have a couple massages lined up to keep my mind and body aligned.
So after I finished up my work day, which consists of cycles between the standing desk and the floor with the lap laptop desk, I headed out. We are fortunate to have beautiful trails in Park City that border the Swaner Preserve and it's the perfect place for recovery. I had a successful first outing and now I'm back on the floor icing, but excited to be back on my feet and moving forward.
|So much better than walking circles in a mall|
|Sandhill cranes were out to say hi|