Saturday I got to the point where I could not lift my leg. It felt like my hip was out of its socket. I ended up going to the emergency room and I ended up staying at Wilson hospital for about 36 hours.

After x-rays, a CAT scan, and an MRI, it was determined that the partial paralysis in my leg had nothing to do with my hip being out of its socket but rather a problem with my back. It turns out one of my vertebrae had a part chip off and it was pushing against a nerve in my spine. That caused severe swelling in the area which caused me to not be able to move my left leg in certain directions.

They shot me up with steroids and medicine to ease the pain and the swelling in my back. I even ended up with two shots of morphine, which was the first time I had ever experienced that. By yesterday afternoon they thought they were going to keep me until at least this afternoon (Monday) if not Tuesday morning. I had to prove to them that I could walk and be able to go up and down steps. I passed those tests with flying colors.

The head nurse said she was shocked at how far I improved in just a couple of hours. I don't think it was me as much as it was the medicine making the swelling go down which helped me to be able to walk.

I am not at 100% by a long shot. And being that I didn't get to my pharmacist in time yesterday to get my prescription, I wasn't able to take my medicine until after I got off the air at 10. I can already feel the swelling beginning again. I have to take the medicine for the rest of the week and then I have to follow up with a neurosurgeon. They said yesterday that there is a 50-50 chance that this can heal on its own and if not I will be looking at back surgery.

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