I was sad to have had to cancel today's classes; I so enjoy teaching. But the pain in my back was so intense, I knew there'd be no way. So starting at 10:30 this morning, I have been Doctor hopping.
So three Doctors, seven Nurses, six X-rays, ultra sound & inferential treatments, blood work, one near fainting spell, pain medication, inflammation medication, a Chinese lunch, and an MRI later, I can say that we know at least one good thing of this ... it's not cancer. So now the suspicion is perhaps a slipped disc; my MRI will be read in the morning, so we should know by then. All I can tell you for now, is that the part that hurts also extends to my ribs, and makes breathing a bit painful if I do so deeply. (Click here: WebMD with AOL Health - Disc Problems )
This is not at a good time to be laid up, and it's driving me nuts -- I have so much to do in preparation of the upcoming Conference, but, my DH said not to worry about it, so for the time being I won't.
In the meantime, I want to say THANK YOU to all of my students from Knit Together that called today to wish me a speedy recovery ... I greatly appreciate it!!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll feel better -- enough to get a few good stitches in, or at least able to read through Pauline Turner's new book.