Went today to the neurosurgeon today, nice enough chap. We went through the whole nine yards. Touch your toes, touch his toes, I tell ya, it was thorough! He told me it was just what we thought, a ruptured disk. He showed me the rupture on the MRI film, pretty noticeable. I told him it looked a dog with a hat on, he posed the rest of his statements to the wife! Surgery scheduled next week, 3/10, remove the extra disk, clean up any floating bone.
The neuro guy was sure to explain that surgery can bring on an exacerbation, even the anesthesia can be rough. I'm not particularly worried about it, I feel horrible anyway, so how will I know. I am going to do the prednisone therapy, so that should take care of any post surgical thingys. I wanted to ask if he could do a tummy tuck while he was in there, the wife told me that was inappropriate. She's just acting big because she works for a doctor.