I went to the spine institute yesterday. The dr I saw last time has moved on.. so I saw a very nice young guy. He checked my MRI from last fall. He said he was amazed I had lasted this long without coming back in. 4 bulging discs, more arthritis all along my back, degeneration between the discs and there is very little space at all on the bottom one, before the tailbone. I need to have the shots in my back again. They are doing 3 levels on both sides. I am not sure when that will be. The insurance needs to ok it, then they schedule the procedure. It shouldn't take long. If that shows that it helped, he said they would get me back in and burn the nerves. In the mean time, I am supposed to use my walker. I really hate to. Shannon told me they have been doing surgeries on older people who have fallen and broken their wrists, arms, shoulders and hips. I was being stupid and stubborn for not using it. It has a nice seat on it and I can sit when I need to rest. The oxygen tank is too heavy for me to be carrying around and it is irritating my back and throwing my balance off.... which is causing pain in my right knee again. It has been bone on bone for over 17 years, but I keep getting by.