Wednesday, May 6, 2009

News

I don't need surgery. That's is the good news. The bad news is they don't know what is causing the pain. After scaring the shit out me last week, my doctor says the scans all look really good and that nothing is getting pinched. They think the nerve that was pinched before the surgery (two years ago) may be flaring up (which is fairly common, and painful) so, more meds, physical therapy for a few weeks and possibly some epidural cortisone shots. I plan on medicating with Corona, Pacifico, and Mexican food as well.

I am allowed to start riding, on pavement and some light off road, in a week or two provided it doesn't hurt. He advised I build up slow, and go from there. Huge relief!

Man I am tired. Thanks for all the well wishing. I can not thank you all enough for all the good wishes. Sorry for the fuss. Please feel free to beat the shit out me in the comments, now that we know I am not going to die!

W.B.z.N.

17 comments:

BIG JIM said...

The Joe's ride is on pavement!!! What could go wrong out there.

BIGWORM said...

BTW, Lil' Ronnie is in town this weekend, so stay tuned. He'll be here tomorrow, and we'll probably get some sort of dinner going Friday night. I'm sure the doc is cool with you dining with us, as long as we find a way to prop that gargantuan melon...

Ms. Moon said...

Ah. St. Michael slew the dragon. Or you did.
I'm so glad you don't need surgery.
Take it easy. Take it slow. You'll make it back.

Magnum said...

That cortisone is a helper, calmed down my sciatic nerve in no time.

You might join the Foghat crew; you know the song.

WheelDancer said...

Awesome news! No beating on you in my comments but if I was in your area I would delight in tearing your legs off out on the trail somewhere now that it's looking like you'll be back.

juancho said...

F that. I feel gypped. Who else votes that we go ahead with the surgery? Say aye!

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Juancho I laughed so hard when I read that.
Thanks again everybody.
It was definitely the candle Thanks Sister Moon!

RickySilk said...

I have a pretty sharp knife and a pretty sterile environment.

reverend dick said...

Yeah, um, take it easy on that cortisone injection thing- that shi_ never goes away and after awhile you can't get it injected anymore.

You definitely owe some suffering. Get on that.

The Old Bag said...

Good news!

Great medication plan -- I might even start it....

juancho said...

Paging Dr. Silk.

juancho said...

CUT, CUT CUT,CUT,CUT! TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVES!

RickySilk said...

I'm a kniiiiiiife.

Knifin' around.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

You guys are freaking me out a little.

BIG JIM said...

I have Blog envy. It's not the size of the blog commnets that matter...oh who am I kidding yes it it. BASTARD

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Isn't there and interval program in your Garmin that will improve that?

Petit fleur said...

Hi there,

Was good to see you at ms moon's suarez. I haven't laughed that much in a long time... and I had no idea you were the Wrecking Ball! That is too cool.

Sorry you are having pain. Pain sucks. If you are not already, you may want to try some yoga or Tai chi. It's great for what ails ya.

Glad you're feeling better. I'll visit more now that I know who you are.
pf