The good news is, I am not about to fall down and be paralyzed. It's not that urgently terrible.
But the tiny spot on L5 is now a tumor pressing against some nerves, which is probably causing all the pain.
Some time today, a surgeon and a radiation person will comes see me, and then they will discuss the situation with the entire team, and then the team will propose a solution. The thing is, they have to do something or else at some point I could fall down parayzed.
I am stuck here at Duke all day and maybe tonight, depending how long it takes to decide what will be done.
But, I am okay. I am drugged up so that I am in no pain at all.