Ah, the elephant in the room.
This morning, I stood up. And that was it.
I don't know yet if another disc ruptured. If the same one ruptured some more (didn't think there was anything left in that one...). Or if maybe (please?) it's just a muscle spasm.
(Yeah, I know. It's not a muscle spasm.)
Back to the spinal surgeon I go.
Go listen to some good music: "My Body is a Cage" from the album Neon Bible by Arcade Fire. There is something about the plaintive refrain of this song. And yeah, there are lots of worthy reasons for me to have the surgery now, including the fact that my deductible for the year is paid...