I started to experience sharp lower back pain. It could be my aging but it started suddenly where I would feel pain in my back and them numbness down my leg. After a few days of this occurring, my daughter, her husband and my granddaughter decided that they all take me to the doctor.
It was a huge concern to them that I was feeling this way. I do not blame them. My health has started to fall recently. I blame it because my wife is no longer here to take care of me. It was a tough year for me and the family. When my wife passed away, my daughter decided that I move in with her family. I did not mind it too much because they converted their garage into an apartment. I have my own space and freedom. But for the most part we all have dinners together which is nice.
We got to the doctor’s office. I have been seeing this doctor for about twenty years. He was just out of his residency when my wife and I became his clients. Even though he was so young we trusted him. I got up on the table and told him about the lower back pain. He wanted to do a bunch of test but was afraid that I may be experiencing degeneration of my spine. Whatever it was did not sound too great for me. I asked him if he could explain it to my family because I knew I could not do it myself.