I thought I’d give the new Beta Blogger a try with a new blog about my problems using my legs. You’ll see me trying different templates and doodads as I fiddle with this new system. From time to time I may do a post about what I’m trying out with the beta.
But mainly, I wanted a place to talk about the strange goings on with my walking. Just a little background material. I do have an old herniated lumbar disk that flares up and causes trouble from time to time, and I have spurs on some cervical vertebrae that also give me fits at times. I’ve had numerous epidurals over the years for both. There have been several episodes when my back was hurting, as it was this last year, when the sciatic nerve was involved, where I had trouble walking. Every other time, the walking improved and went back to normal with time when the back healed. It didn’t happen that way this time.
After the series of epidurals took care of the back pain in April, I still have not been able to take a normal step. Every step is like picking up lead weights, and it’s all I can do to move my feet. There’s no pain, but it doesn’t take much walking to exhaust me completely. So, mostly I’ve been sitting and working on the computer for the last few months, waiting for doctor’s appointments, first with the orthopedist, then with the EMG tech, and now with the best Neurologist we could find.