Friday, March 6, 2009

It's Official

Well, today I received the news I had been preparing to get for the past 6 months - surgery was recommended by the neurologist that I visited today in Redding. He looked at the MRIs and the results of the EMG, tapped me with a hammer (not my head, though) and stuck me with pins (feel this? feel this?). His prognosis: partial laminectomies in at least two locations.

So, now it's back in the neurosurgeon's court. And of course I need to bring someone up to speed soon as a roaster so the company can continue in my absence. Looks like I have a lot to work on.

But first, there's Canoecopia next week (I am really looking forward to spending time with my friends in Madison) and Sea Otter next month. They'll be interesting, that's for sure...

2 comments:

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Damn.

Mark, brother, I hope this is the magic surgery to end all other surgeries and back pain. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Mark Ritz said...

Thanks for your kind words, Tim. I really appreciate it!

Will you be at Sea Otter?