Well hope everyone is having as good a Holiday as possible, I went and saw the doc on Thursday. He looked over the MRI and records. Pulled, poked, stretched and in general flared me up from my low back to my skull.
He gave me his opinion that the nerve damage is probably irreversible, even with surgery all I can hope for is less pain and maybe get rid of some of the numbness. He wants to order one more test before he sends me to the surgeon.
At this point I am asking myself, whats the point. If it is not going to help.
He wanted to know why I waited so long to seek help. I explained what I went thru to get to this point. The delays between appointments and wait for MRI and so on. I don't know what the next step will be, when they call me for the next appointment I hope I have it figured out.
As for now I will just keep my options open, but I am leaning towards saving the insurance company some money. I figure I have enough scars on the tired old body. I don't think I need any more.
Thanks to all for the advice and kind words, maybe I should change my handle to "Lobster Claw".
Bye for now, butterbean