L4 – L5

Woke up to a burning sensation down my right leg yesterday morning. I tried to will it away. 

It was just a touch of the nerve pain that put me in my face in the fairway off Bellville Golf Club in 2007. They put me in my Uncle Leon’s SUV and wished me to the hospital. Laminectomy was the verdict. 

“Your must remember Doug, now you’re a back patient forever!” my surgeon said to me. I am not hiking until I feel sure I haven’t done any serious damage. It’s already better today. 

Finishing PA is in hold! For now. 


A friend of mine, Dick Durrell once told me he had a weak back. I asked him when it started. He said, “About a week back.”

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