These lovely ladies are the X-ray technicians that started me on the trip I'm on for my back issues. Quick reminder, I have 7 collapsed vertebra. They do not sit flat/even back there. Had the ablation 1 1/2 yrs ago. Pain back about 6 months ago. Got bad. Got worse... From here to MRI then to UCSF with Dr Burch and his "students".. twice. Below is Tiffany,a 3rd year and as you can see by her smile, LOVING her work.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! The MRI also showed why I was having more lower pain on the left side. 2 herniated disks between L-4,5 and L-5, S-1. Bones still too weak to consider surgery, so? Yes, we just zap those nerves like the upper ones to remove the pain. Now I've noticed that some of you are looking worried, but don't. This will likely not hurt my "golf" game, so you can breathe easier again. If you need a refresher on ablation, go back to the Feb. '12 post about it. It's really not bad at all and works pretty well.
Take a sideways picture that I couldn't figure out how to straighten out of the windmill that was a gift to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from the Queen of Denmark about 100 years ago. It was operational until recently, but has been closed due to safety reasons. But my good friends, DAN and JOAN MURPHY, who are also the kind people who open their home to me for my many visits that require multiple day visits, recently had the opportunity to climb all through it and go up top. Cool. In case you don't remember, Joan is the sister to Marie Lozano, the sister-in-law to Dennis Lozano my one and only room mate at UCSF. The next pictures are of Hwy 1 that runs along the ocean and the sea wall. It was deserted. Actually, it was blocked off for the SF Marathon that was being run the next morning. Had a chance to stop and walk along the beach a little on my way out of town and to San Jose. Quiet. Peaceful. Wierdos there too. Funny.