Monday, October 5, 2009

MRI results came back on friday.

I've been sitting on this information all weekend and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it.  The good news first; there is no spinal chord damage, and no nerve damage.   I have two discs that show serious degeneration.  Which leaves me with a diagnosis of Degenerative disc disease, which isn't the end of the world.   I know.  I just alwasy thought that they would find something and say it's nothing serious just take this pill and you will be fine, but now I know that I'm in for physical therapy, pain management, and possible surgery if things don't get any better in the next six to eight months.

I'm only 23 years old (well almost), I didn't expect them to find permanent damage and tell me that a spinal fusion could be in my future (very unlikely).  I mean this is certainly better than it could have been, they could have found nerve damage or spinal chord damage, which would have been ten times worse, but I guess I was hoping it would turn out to be nothing that a chiropracter couldn't fix, I was hoping I just needed to get realligned or something.   I guess I should be thankful that it isn't as serious as it could have been  and continue to pray for healing. 


  1. I'm praying that this can be cured with minimal invasion.

  2. I'm sending big ((hugs)) your way.


  3. oh I'm so sorry you're going through this! Praying that you won't need surgery!


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