Monthly Archives: July 2008

What I’m in for…

So, I went to see Dr. Grundmeyer yesterday.  This was a follow-up visit after my six weeks of physical therapy.

I think that PT helped with my core strength and eliminated some of the weakness in my right leg.

But, it didn't reduce my pain.

My options are surgery or different drugs.  For now, I'm choosing different drugs.  The particulars regarding surgery, detailed to me by Dr. Grundmeyer and listed below, significantly affected my decision.

– Recovery time is 6-8 months

– I would need to have 4 vertebrae fused together

– I may need steel rods

– All the pain, numbness, and weakness may not be gone

Yeah, I'm gonna stick with different drugs for now.