My Aching Back

So I pulled something in my back recently. 


Had the worst sciatica pain down my hip and leg–could hardly walk or sleep from it. 


I went to the Orthopedist and he game me some meds for the inflammation and sent me for an MRI. 


Also, I went a number of times for acupressure, which was truly awesome. 


Came back to the Orthopedist and he asks how I am. 


I said:

Feeling a lot better, but the MRI shows a herniated disc. 


He says:

Go home and have a Happy Thanksgiving–we only do surgery to treat symptoms!


So I am truly happy that alls well that ends well. 


Thank you Hashem! 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Pain Pain Go Away

Pain Pain Go Away

Pain Pain Go Away, Don’t Come Back Another Day.

I saw this ad about controlling back pain.

The wincing face on the back was very effective.

Given that back pain is so common, I am sure many people can empathize with this.

For almost a year, I have been suffering with some arthritic pain although not back-related that has been horrible.

I never realized what this even was!

I’m at the point, where I feel surgery, with G-d’s help, is the only answer.

Of course, I am not keen to have surgery and keep thinking how I may be able to put it off.

And then the inflammation flare-up and pain comes back and I rethink this again that I have to go forward and just take care of this.

I feel that I am too young for these problems, but life does not ask when or what.

Certainly, I am thankful it is nothing worse–and there are so many things worse.

And I appreciate that there are modern treatments these days that probably didn’t really exist just 20-years ago.

Not sure exactly, what people did “in the olden days” when they had these things and just had to live (or die) with them.

I just want to be pain free and completely healthy again, so I can fully enjoy all the things that I always did.

Please G-d.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)