Still not much possitive to report this week I'm afraid. The pain hasn't really got any better and I'm still walking around like an old man. This weekend will mark 6 weeks since the onset of my bad back so I decided to book a doctors appointment.
I got back from seeing the doc 15 minutes ago, he's been our family doctor for over 10 years so he knows i dont go very ofter and when I do its because i really do need to be there. He described it as still an "acute" injury, my mobilty is virtually no existent in the lower back and my pain levels are around 8 or 9 on the pain scale. I have two types of tablet to take ( one strong anti-inflamatory, one pain relief specifically for nerve pain ). I'm also booked in for an MRI scan and an appointment with the musculo-skeletal department at the hospital. I told him theres a couple of marathons to run next month and he winced ! He said if they were this weekend or next weekend there would be absolutely no chance, but a lot can happen in a month ( those were his words I think or am I projecting ? )
I shall stay as optimistic as possible, there are many, many people with far worse problems, illnesses and injuries than mine. This is a major annoyance but it will hopefully pass and theres still a chance for the York croc-suit and Snowdon double and I'm clinging on to that chance. Run happy everyone.
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