Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 132 ~TGIF!!!!!! Back update....

Two different shots from Wednesday night. The first one is Turtle Bay. There was a rainbow right smack in the middle! I liked it. The second is the red barn that is down the street from my house. The sun was behind me and it was lighting up the trees & the yellow flowers (weeds) on the side of the road. I was in the car so I didn't have much time. It looks great as my desktop screen saver! LOL

Yesterday was my doctors appt with the spine specialist. I have to say they were the nicest people I've ever met in a doctors office. Dr. Sabet saw that I was reading a book by Scott Kelby and asked what kind of camera I had. Come to find out he loves photography, so we b.s. about it for a while. I will be okay, there are people in much worse shape than myself!!

I will be having two sets of facet injections (same day surgery) into my bones on each side of my vertebrates, I have two tears, on my L4-L5 & another in my L5-S1. I have lost some disc space between my L5 since my last scans. I am a good candidate for fusion surgery which we both agreed I'm too young for. I've heard a lot of bad things about fusion and there is no way I would have done it anyhow. If this doesn't help I will be having Radiofrequency Rhizotomy. I will have to do pilates 30 minutes a day for the rest of my life. Which I think would benefit me in more than one way. What a great way to stay flexible and in shape! At this time I can NOT play softball, yardwork or a lot of heavy lifting or bending. Although in the past I have been told I can't play softball because of the torque it causes on my back; I have continued to play. (BAD BRE! LOL) Chris and I discussed it and set a goal that after all this, if the doctor agrees, that maybe in 12 months I can see if I can play. I've played softball for almost all of my life. It's another passion I have besides photography. Well that's about all I have on that.


  1. Good luck with your back. My husband had a crushed disc & two broken bones L5-S1. He had the 360 procedure a year ago. He's doing well, but is not motivated to lose the extra weight he needs to. Keep up with your exercises and you'll do fine.


  2. You have series of very nice shots. I'm very glad I was able to link back to your site.

  3. gosh i want to learn to capture rainbows with my camera~ the colors never turn out the way I hope ;)