Just as I was starting to get mobile and productive again after my kidney surgery, I've been stricken with sciatica. Apparently, this may be caused by a herniated disc, and if so, it might require an operation to repair. In the meantime, I'm suffering incredible pain down my left leg, which makes sitting at this desk – or even in my recliner in front of the TV – impossible to do for more than 20-30 minutes at a time.
It sucks, really. Sleeping hasn't been easy, either.
Now, this "hit" me on Friday, and it has gotten slightly better since then, but if it doesn't seem likely to correct itself in another day or so, then I'll have to travel somewhere to get an MRI scan (I'm too damned fat to actually fit in most MRI machines, so I need an "open" one, and there aren't any of those locally) to determine if it's definitely a herniated disc. If so, then it's back to the hospital (and with our insurance company, that probably means Boston again) to be sliced open. Again.
Yeah, I know. If it wasn't happening to me, I'd think I was making all this up, too.
I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain