This was my first ride in five weeks. My back has been feeling better so I went for it, the mid 50 degree temps, egged me on too. It didn't take long for me to realize, I have a long way to go, to get back to the fitness level I was at before my injury. Two miles in and I could feel my lower back calling me and soon after my legs gave up. I'll have to be happy with 6 miles for now. Thursday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details
These two pictures are showing herniated disc's, I have a milder bulging disc.
The leg pain I have is L5,from the bulge pushing on the Sciatic nerve.
I finally got the results from my MRI. I have a level one disc bulge at L5 pushing against the Sciatic nerve for my left leg. The nerve is severely inflamed right now. I'll be talking to my Physical Therapist today about a new game plan. My doctor thinks PT,weight loss and possible Cortisone shots may take care of it.
Barbara and I went to the Celtic's game Saturday afternoon. Barbara's a big Celtic fan, so Tiffany and Timmy gave her the tickets for Christmas. The Celtic's won and we got back home just in time to watch the Superbowl.
I've been through six weeks of physical therapy and I'm not getting any better. So it's time to get an MRI and see what's wrong in my back. Saturday is the day of my appointment and it will take a couple of days to get the results.