Tuesday, September 18, 2007

(Snap) MY SPINE!

For the last 3 months, I've been hobbling around on what I assumed was a torn hamstring. Then, a few weeks ago, my other leg started to hurt, followed by my back. I went to an orthopedist and got an MRI.

Turns out I have, ahem, "Mild bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy" on L4-5 (those are vertebrae) that 'lead to a slight narrowing of the bilateral recesses'. I also have "a focal broad-based disc protrusion projecting into the left lateral recess. This contacts and displaces the left S1 nerve root posteriorly. There is also slight posterior displacement of the S2 nerve root.'

Which translates to:

OW [bleep] that hurts! Owee. Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow!!!!

I of course hacked into the MRI CD that the doctor gave me to pass to the spinal specialist. My advice: Don't EVER look at your own MRI. It's just disturbing. Here's what I found. Commentary added for effect:

I am now going to go buy 400 kit kats, and go play WoW while stoned on the tub of vicodin the doctor gave me.


Anonymous Plurals Guy said...

FYI: vertebra is singular. The plural is vertebrae!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Told you I was on vicodin. All fixed...

4:10 PM  

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