First of all, I am doing great.
We did not tell a lot of people, but I herniated a disk in my back as Pam and I were moving out of the house; actually, a few hours before we closed on the house. Thanks to Eric Aasen, Bob Davis and Barry & Sue Boardman to help move us out and get setup at Willow River State Park.
After a couple of Emergency Room visits and an MRI, it was determined I had an extruded disk (between L3 & L4) pushing against my nerves.
After 48 hours, I had no pain and was off pain meds. But, my leg was constantly numb; I would most likely need Surgery to remove the extrusion.
So, we headed south and started looking for a Neuro Surgeon. We found Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants in San Antonio Texas. More importantly, we found Dr. Albert. He was great. After reviewing my MRI and doing some nerve tests, we decided that a Microdiscectomy was necessary. This is minimally invasive surgery that takes about an hour.
On Tuesday, December 14th, we checked into the surgical hospital at 5:30am, and before noon, we were back in our hotel room recovering. Amazing what can be done as an out patient.
Everything went perfectly, and I am doing great. If I follow instructions, there is no reason I cannot golf with Barry, Bot and Art starting in January.