Good News & Bad News

I'm sorry to report that the third part of Happy Gay Pride won't be posted until tomorrow. Work today was very long and by the time I made it home, I passed out. But that has nothing to do with the Good News & Bad News.

First up, the good news: I got a call from the doctor's office today. After 2 1/2 weeks, my insurance company has finally given their approval for a MRI for me. This back pain is still there and the only way I have been able to survive this long is the thanks to the pain killers. Luckily, once I have the MRI done, my doctor should be able to pinpoint where the source of this pain is coming from. We know it is my sciatic nerve. He told me that it is most likely the S-1 nerve (if I remember correctly). This nerve is the last nerve and runs all the way down to the feet. But it also has to do with the bladder. Luckily, my bladder is functioning just fine so far. But after the MRI, my doctor and a back pain specialist will sit down and go over the results. If all goes well, my doctor says that the back pain specialist should be able to give me some shots right at the source of the problem and correct the situation. It is possible that I will always have this problem, but now they will know what the problem is and be able to give me shots directly into the problem and alleviate the pain for awhile.

Second, the bad news: I have known that there was a freeloader living in my apartment for awhile now. The dog is constantly jumping up and trying to attack something under the furniture. At first, I thought it was nothing more than a bug or insect. But that myth was taken care of tonight, I opened my spice drawer to find that some of the seasoning packets (and 1 microwave popcorn bag) had been chewed up and that the contents of those seasoning packets along with mouse poop was everywhere in that drawer. That dang mouse must not have liked the popcorn, they only chewed open the package, but they never bothered what was inside of the bag. So tomorrow I am off to the store to buy mouse traps. I will also need to figure out something to block off the gap underneath my front door. I am guessing that is how they come and go.