So far, this has been one of the busiest weeks I have had in a long time. I find myself just constantly going from one apt. to another, talking with billing departments, doctor offices, & instruction companies.

The MRI results from Tues.  revealed that I have a major disc bulge of 5mm between the L4 & L5 vertebrae. That has been my problem area for about 10 years now. I’ll have to been even more careful when it comes to lifting and twisting things for now on. I thought I was doing that all ready too! I need to strengthen more of my core. Having a 6 pack isn’t enough! There is a group of muscles outside of the 6 pack region that I have to strengthen cause it is mush now! I am like the Pillsberry Doughboy there man. I will continue to receive treatments depending on the levels of pain, swelling, and discomfort. Given all that, the pain has decreased significantly.

I have the Treadmill/stress test today. I am to have the cardio net Telemetry device on for 4 days as well. Still waiting to get it set up. I have had this since Sat. but you are to have an instruction phone call to learn how to properly handle all the devices & for them to activate it. I’ll have 3 electrodes and 2 electronic devices hooked up to for all of the days. Dr. Mock receives the data daily from a wifi transmitter in one of the devices. Something has happened every day from them calling late or their computers going down. Other things too, but nevertheless, it has been a bit of a hassle trying to just get this sucker started. I really needed it to be finished today since I am going to see him. That was the idea!

-Sabin

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