News About Dr. James
Dr. James has asked me to inform all of you that he is on a “forced” vacation.
Stricken with severe back pain before Christmas, he expected to wait it out a few days, as he has many times in the past.
The day after New Year’s, he lifted some heavy boxes, and this action caused a worsening of the situation. As a result, since last Tuesday (January 5), he has been virtually unable to get out of bed without severe pain, and even experiences pain while still in bed – regardless of position. To compound the situation, the latter has contributed to his being almost entirely without sleep for the past eight days.
He was taken by ambulance for treatment of his pain, and it will be several days before we know how successful the treatment was in alleviating his symptoms. What we do know is that the worst-case scenario is back surgery, as he has a ruptured disk.
In the meantime, he is on pain medication, though he still feels quite a bit of pain. I will keep you posted as the situation progresses, and we get more information about his condition.
He is grateful for all your prayers, and asks that you continue with them.
CD Smith, Stone Kingdom Webmaster Posted January 13, 2010