........ride all day. Sure, it hurt after the first 100 miles, but as I got older the pain grew progressively worse. I'll be brief. 1987: NASTY motorcycle accident and the beginning of my Sciatia running down my right leg. I was young, in the Army, fast tracking, so I didn't complain and just dealt with it. Retired in 2005. Sciatica was pretty significant, but nothing a little "Ranger Candy" (800mg Motrin) couldn't manage. I enjoyed my retirement, worked a retirement job, and traveled the country on my Harleys.....until the summer of 2009.....when I fell off the roof of my house while hanging mushroom vents.....and landed on my butt. I've been hurtin' fierce since. Went through PT, one round of ESI, which gave me 12 days, and started seeing a spine surgeon. MRI showed compression at L3/L4 & L4/L5 and DDD same area. Went through discography. S1 and L5 weren't too bad, but I invented new cuss words when dye was injected into the disk between L3 & L4. Surgeon followed up with Myelogram, and finally recommended microdecompressive laminectomy L4 & L5. I followed post-op instructions to a T, and within three weeks, I was completely pain free for the first time since 1987. So I started livin' again........as anyone who had been dealing with this for 23 years would. My relief was short lived. Apparently I'm clumsy, accident prone, or maybe I REALLY am a disabled vet........who knows, but on 22 AUG, I took a fall from the third rung of the attic ladder. Sciatica is back with a VENGEANCE! Currently going through the motions with my spine surgeon, but he can't find anything wrong. Referring me to pain management. Appointment is 1 NOV. Until then he has given me Percocet 7.5/325 3 times a day........which I can't take and drive, let alone work. That's where I am for now. It's tough to condense a 23 year battle into a short story, but hopefully I haven't bored everyone.