First let me explain that I have had too many scares on this road that I now do not play around with anyone's health. I am not a hypochondriac, but we haven't come this far down this road by being careless. We have all of Chaz's medical needs at our fingers tips, we only need to ask.
Chaz has been in the Infantry for over 13 years. Over the course of those years, he has treated his body like crap and I mean crap! All Infantry soldiers do. They all have back, shoulder, hip, knee or some type of issue within years of serving. These guys literally toss 50 lb (or larger) ruck sacks on their backs. Those rucks are so insanely heavy and these guys carry them everywhere. Before Chaz deployed we talked about his back and how he needed to have it looked out. He threw it out one day opening one of our windows. Then of course you have to factor in the traumatic injury he is recovering from. When he stepped on the IED he was wearing that crazy heavy ruck sack and was tossed up in the air like a rag doll. So you can safely say his back has been a little abused.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. Chaz stopped taking all of the narcotics that he had been on since January 22. It was at this time he realized his back was really bothering him. You also have to realize when he walks in his prosthetic legs he uses his back muscles to help him move those heavy things. You also have to remember he had that crazy staph infection in his back that came out of no where back in June. Also when he was in the hospital he was having acupuncture done too. We've stopped all of that since he is an outpatient.
So what do we do now? First we start with the MRI. We wait and see what it says and go from there. Right now his pain is control by Tylenol. But this lady doesn't play around with any of this. Once we get those results back, then we decide what's next.
We are at one of the best hospitals in the country (not sure if that's documented, but it's the best hospital I've ever been a part of). These amazing people are here to help. Chaz's back is hurting lets find out why. The mommy gut says it will all be ok. I haven't been wrong yet, so why would it start now.
Prayers are always appreciated! Of course I will update as soon as I know more!! Happy Monday!!!