Well, today was MRI result day. No real surprises. I have disc desiccation and a minimal disc bulge. The doc that I have been seeing was for my knee pain, so he is sending me on to a doctor the specializes in back pain. My next appointment is March 12th.
I have mixed feelings about the findings. I am glad that I am not crazy and this was not all in my head, but I think the road ahead of me is going to be longer than I expected.
I did get to the gym today and that made me feel great! I know there is plenty of exercise that I can do to stay healthy and fit, but running is more to me than just exercise. It is like freedom. It helps me stay sane when everything else may be getting crazy. It was about bonding with friends. The few times I got to run with my girlfriends were some of my best runs. It was seeing how proud my family was when I came in from a run or race. It was mine! It was the thing that I did, alone with my own thoughts and my favorite music. I wrote a lot of these blogs in my head while running.
So what do I do now? I wait until March 12th and hope I like what this doc will have to say. I pray she can help me and quick!
Run strong, think big!