hello cyber people. i was today diagnosed with an extrusion in my lumbar spine. its been about 6 weeks now since the original injury and has turned my life upside down. i am a very recently divorced mother of 2 and i work as a dental hygienist. or should i say worked, up until about 6 weeks ago? i am not usually a weepy kind of person, but the frustration i am feeling at the pace of my healing- or lack thereof- allows me to cry at any given moment. i have been pretty much couch/bedbound through this process, and watching my leg atrophy is depressing. i was given a cortisone injection today and the waiting game starts...will it work or not? usually an optimistic person but i feel these walls pressing in on me! doing my best to keep my head up. hope you all are having a good day.