Sciatica survival mode – day 32. Had back surgery this morning at the Black Hills Surgical Hospital in Rapid City. Lumbar microdiscectomy of the L5-S1 disc, and they made a small tear in the dura mater around the spinal cord while trying to get at the part of the disc that needed to be removed. The surgeon repaired the tear but they need to keep me overnight in the hospital in a horizontal position to give that a chance to heal up. BHSH is the five-star hotel of hospitals! Excellent service, people, and food.
Day 1 morning weigh-in: 182
Yesterday’s weigh-in: 169.6
I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink anything since midnight last night.