Feb 9, 2016

Troubled Patriot Update - February 2016

As you have noticed, the postings have stopped recently. The reason is that I'm having some health problems. I have degenerative disc disease in addition to bulging and slipped discs in my neck and upper back. Unfortunately, I happen to live in an area that is dominated by a Christian cult, and the majority of doctors here are very resistant to narcotic pain medicine. I've gone through the entire gamut as far as injections, physical therapy, nerve cauterization, NSAIDs and have even tried off the wall treatments. Nothing has worked for more than a day or so. The result is that I have been in extreme pain for about two weeks - peaking last week. This has so negatively affected me that I have had to delay an editing project, although I hope to be able to pound it out in the next couple of days.

On the 18th, I will be meeting with a neurosurgeon and will get some solid answers. More than likely, I'll be having surgery sometime this month. If that happens, I'll have to be absent for quite a while as I heal up.

My only regret is that doctors in my area refuse to help with my pain. I have obvious physical damage, and have recent MRIs, CT scans, and even X-Rays to prove it. But, since they won't even drink caffeine, I'm out of luck.

I will report back to the blog ASAP.