i just got back from my neurosurgeon. the great news is that I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY!!!
here's where we (and by "we", i mean "me") stand. i've got physical therapy twice a week for a while. i'm also continuing on my anti inflammatory medication for a month or so.
and, wait for it....I GET TO GO TO D.C. FOR THE INAUGURATION!!
my "walking ban" has been lifted but i'm not allowed to bend over or carry anything over 5-7 pounds. also, my doc said she was surprised that i wasn't screaming in pain because my mri was, and i quote, "impressive".
(it's, apparently, a new injury unrelated to the car accident that i had at 18. in other words, bad genetics will get you every time.)
k, i'm going to do a modified dance now. you know, the kind that doesn't require lifting.