Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse. I went to see my regular doctor today now that he is back from holiday's and found out some pretty crappy news.
It would seem the ER doctor wasn't disclosing just how bad my back has become. My regular doctor had a look at the CT scan then looked at me and said wow that's pretty serious. You have two bulging discs at L5S1 and L45. Your L5S1 bulge is putting pressure on the spinal cord which is causing the cord to bend out of shape around it. That certainly is what has been causing all your leg pain not to mention the arthritis I see evident in your back.
So my spinal cord is out of wack and I have arthritis. What's worse is that the Doc has ordered an MRI scan and mentioned surgery. Not what I was hoping to hear at all. It looks like i'm going to have to switch over to medical EI and wait to see what the MRI reveals. All this will definitely put my plans of fishing and hiking this summer on hold for the time being if not forever. Depending on how I heal over the next few months I might have to accept that i'm simply not going to be climbing any more mountains and will have to be very careful with any physical activities from this day forward.
My only option as I see it is to take it easy, eat right, lose weight, carefully exercise, and leave the rest in Gods hands.