June 27th, 2019


News of the Back

I had another appointment with Dr. Buddy this week. Not lifting has...helped? I would say things are better but not improved.

He no sooner got me up on the table to check my hips than the frowns started.

Dr. Buddy: ghost_light, your left hip is really out of whack? Do you have a short leg?

ghost_light: Ya know, I swear we've talked about this, so...no? Or if I do it was so minor it either didn't matter or you just decided to treat it with stretches?

Dr. Buddy: No...that doesn't sound like me. I would treat it.

ghost_light: So...x-rays?

Dr. Buddy:X-rays!

7 x-rays later we have...results? A radiologist is looking at them more carefully but Dr. Buddy was able to see my hips are just 1 millimeter off height-wise, which doesn't merit treatment, but my sacrum is twisted and has pulled me 9 millimeters off. Probably it's from my scoliosis? My lower curve still measures at about 17 degrees, which is mild, but everything just looks twisted and ugly to me except one vertebrae sitting there being all perfect like it thinks it is Amy Santiago. I'm curious what the radiologist will say.