Saturday, 11 October 2008

Good news for a change.

So I had my MRI on Friday morning. Not an enjoyable experience. Giant round casket that sounds like a jackhammer and no one in the hospital spoke English. Strange procedure in another country where no one explain anything to you. Not the optimal conditions. Oh well. It's done now. Turns out I don't need surgery but I'm close. My lowest vertebrae is eroded a 1/3 of the way in and almost touched the nerves inside. If it was 1/2 than surgery is the only recourse. So I have to drop my weight an strengthen my lower back muscles taking the pressure off my spine and apparently it will heal. I say apparently because the doctor was speaking English as a second language and I have learned during my five years here in Korea that there is ALWAYS something lost in translation. Anyway, I'm trying to cut down my eating and pay more attention to what it is I do eat. This isn't too big of a deal as I was already on the way to doing this and living healthier when I got hurt. I was going to the gym constantly and changing my lifestyle when this happened. However, it gets kind of difficult to exercise and become active when I'm not aloud to move too quickly or lift anything or be very active in general. Oh well. I'll figure something out. There's talk of pilates but I don't know if my ego can handle it. In my mind pilates = hippy Hollywood nonsense so we'll see. Hopefully Something works out because I want this to be the last time I have to deal with this.

Cheers,
Gino

2 comments:

John Donald Knox, Esq. said...

Replace pilates with Tae-Bo, and your manhood will remain intact.

jdk

Jennifer B. said...

Gino,
Glad to hear you got yourself checked out and it's fixable (not sure if that's a word or not).
Bad back = SUCKS
Take care!
JB