Well, the results from my MRI show a "bulging disc at the L5-S1 region". I'm not entirely sure what that means....only that it is painful. Apparently, it's pretty common and in most cases, there is nothing that can be done. If I'm lucky, I might get a couple of physical therapy sessions out of it...but for the most part, I'm just going to have to grin and bear it.
After reflecting on my post from this morning, I realized that God has given me the perfect offering for this Lenten season. Perhaps I can offer up my pain and discomfort....perhaps this is my cross to bear for now.
I'm really looking forward to our Faith Sharing "Why Catholic?" group tonight. I will share with you my thoughts on the beginning of this study come tomorrow.
Thanks for all of your prayers and concern. Oh...by the way....the picture above is not of my spine, but it shows perfectly what a bulging disc looks like on the left. The photo on the right is of the same person...after some sort of stem cell (adult) treatment.