Bulging AND torn** disc pressing on a nerve in my low back has kept me occupied for the past 2 months. Slowly slogging through the delays and red tape that is insurance; finally got an MRI and am now waiting for "someone" (?) to get in touch with me about the rest of my life... possibly an epidural injection in my near future.
I'm scraping the bottom of my resilience with this pain. Struggled this week to make it to work. Failed entirely today. Please hurry, whoever I'm waiting on to get me a plan for recovery? Work has been amazingly supportive throughout this situation. I really need to be able to tell them what my availability and limitations are so we can plan accordingly for scheduling.
Maybe I should just guess and create my own plan, then adapt it once I hear back from whoever it is I'm waiting on... That's an idea.
**Update to the update: I looked up the words on my MRI report and my disc is worse than just a bulge; it's got a fissure, so it's torn. The places where nerves go are narrowed (probably from inflammation as disc fluid leaks into the spinal column) making them even more painful than before.