As some folk here may be aware I've had serious sciatica for the last 12 weeks, which has more or less kept me housebound. I spend most of my time laid up on the settee as it becomes too uncomfortable if I stay on my feet for long.
Had my MRI results yesterday and scan detected a small swelling on one of my lower discs, which is causing problems with adjacent nerve/s. I have now been called back in for further investigation on July 14th, which involves having a high contrast MRI scan with a dye injected...sounds fun! So it looks like I'll be laid up for several more weeks at least. I was feeling a bit down in the dumps already, but with the added worry of the MRI not revealing exactly what the problem is, I am now feeling pretty darned low to be honest and don't exactly look a picture of health. Fingers crossed that this small swelling is nothing too nasty and can be fixed... hopefully by means of a single, side effect free, tablet!
I know I have to wait for the next MRI results to find out exactly what the problem is, but I've had slight discomfort in my lower back for a couple of years now, which seems to be the spot where my current pain emanates from. I'm wondering if this discal swelling could be linked to my RA?... the sciatica did start during a flare up.