Showing posts from August, 2006
The Fateful Day has Finally Arrived "This should be interesting" "I'm surprised you could walk in here" "This is unprecedented" "If this herniated section were any bigger you'd lose control of your legs and bowels...try to not make it worse." These were all quotes that my surgeon said to me this Wednesday. After all my work and my training for the Death Ride the one thing I worried about the most finally back. I mentioned that I had two herniated disks in my back that were causing quite a bit of pain. Through some cutting edge treatments I was able to keep the disks in check and survive the Death Ride. But like a thread-bare tire, it decided to blow. And like a blowout, it happened suddenly and furiously. My back had been sore for a few days prior and I had made an appointment to see the doctor later that week, but when I sat down in the wrong chair, I learned a new level of pain. They say kidney stones are pretty painful. As a