I may be taking a short break next week.
A new picture for you, after the CT scan I showed before. This is a much more detailed MRI image from the middle of my spinal cord, taken from the side. Click on it for a bigger version.
At the top, it’s more than 20mm wide. Down at the bottom, where you see the narrowing, it’s less than 10mm. That is Not Good.
I’m seeing a surgeon in Brisbane, nearly 1,000km south of here, on Tuesday. At that point he’ll decide whether I can go home and wait for my name to come up on his surgery list in due course, or if I get whipped in straight away for something urgent. My pain meds have been tripled. It’s helping, but I don’t know how long the new dose will last before the Big pain breaks through again. It’s great that something is happening, and quickly. It’s stressful that I don’t know exactly what, and when, or for how long.
While I wait for my appointment to come round, I’ll be trying to distract myself with something nice.
I know! How about testing my Time for Teal Cake recipe? I’ll keep you posted… and then I get to eat cake!