My surgery yesterday went well but I’ve been in tremendous pain, which I do not expect to subside for several days. I’ve told other buddies that my moves will be late or nonexistent for now. Please do not invite me to any new league games. If it gets to the point I am holding up play for too long, I’ll be fine with a decision that I must forfeit.
For now, I just can’t think straight.
For those who need to know, I had a spinal cord stimulator put into place yesterday. Paddle leads go up the spinal cord and a transmitter is placed somewhere above the left buttock. There are a bunch of staples involved and the Doc will not allow the damned Stim to be turned on for about ten days. When on, the Stim takes away almost all of the back pain. If you have back problems and injections do not do the trick and you want to avoid a dangerous back operation, this is way to go. I just wish they had told me I would not be able to turn the damn thing on for so long!