This is the main bit of an email I just sent to my family a short time ago.
“Had an MRI done this morning. Took them back to the hospital to see the original Dr I had seen a week ago and he says that I have managed to have some part of the bone from the S1 vertebrae snap off which is what is compressing the nerve.
He wants to open me up this afternoon and reckons I will be walking again in 2 days time.
I spoke to my Dr in Australia a few days ago and she said the last resort is to operate and was really hesitant for me to do that up here. I am just waiting on a CD with the imgaes from the MRI scan so that I can email them to her to see what she thinks. I am hoping she might then be able to talk to the DR on the phone to confirm things before I say yes or no to the operation.