Estella and I were getting set up to enjoy the great predicted weather down at Land Between the Lakes (LBL) this weekend. Camper out and ready to go, Gold Wing all ready to go and the first camping trip of the year locked in.
Well until Wednesday. My back started hurting really bad while helping in her Hostas garden. Thursday it felt better so I mowed most of the yard while it was raining lightly because I did not want to return home to a jungle. Thursday afternoon it was hurting extremely bad and I was on a hot pad and some strong pain killers. So Estella called the pain center where they have done good things before on my joints. Friday morning we went there and saw the MD. When he saw that getting out of the chair so he could feel my spine was almost pass out time he got serious. His best guess is a fractured vertebrae and we were immediately off to the hospital for X-Rays and MRI. The hospital told them they could get me in for a MRI on the 22nd. So Doc got on the phone and explained to them he wanted it now if not sooner. He got it done.
He did inject some magic cortisone into the muscle he said was bulged out and obviously not feeling too pert. He did explain that repair of the vertebrae was not that bad. They stick a needle in, push a balloon into the vertebrae and expand it back to full height and then inject the same cement in it as they do with a new hip.
So LBL this weekend is a future past memory. Hey Dear, can I have another pain pill.