Sunday, February 8, 2009
I have cervical spinal stenosis. This is a narrowing of the spinal canal due to a disc bulge. The disc bulges in toward the spinal cord instead of out. I have a space of 4 mm instead of 15 like I am supposed to. I am now going to Wichita to get my wife's phone we forgot in the restaraunt. I have to have surgery on March 9. I will be off work for 4-6 weeks and in a neck brace for 3 months after that. So no bike riding of any kind till after I am out of the neck brace. I am super pissed. I am glad I am going to get it fixed but I am bummed about not being able to ride my bike. I am pain meds all the time and I seem to want to eat nonstop. The pills seem to make me hungry and I am sort of stoned all the time. More on this later.