4 Years Out

I’m a little late on the post, but I finally got my xrays done today.  I’ve emailed them over to Mr. Dare in the UK and hope to hear back in the coming weeks.

Today marks our 1 year anniversary of moving to New York from Canada.  Crazy how time flies.  All is still going well!  We won our hockey championship, I’m doing yoga twice a week, walking ~10km a day and going on bike rides with the kids.  I still feel weird about having this M6-L in me and I feel like it’s probably going to fail me one day… but I cherish every day I’m able to run around with my kids.

I’ll update my post when Mr. Dare gets back to me.  To my untrained eye, all appears to be unchanged.  For all of you armchair surgeons, please see the photos below. In order of appearance: Flexion, extension and a couple of neutrals.

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View from the observation deck of the Freedom Tower:

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Update 1: I just heard back from my doctors office with some abnormal results on the xray:

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I guess the takeaway here is that it’s good to include all previous xrays you’ve had when you get a new one done in a different country/health care system.  To my eye, everything looks as it did in July 2011, but I’ve emailed Mr. Dare these results and look forward to hearing back.  I hadn’t ever heard of or been diagnosed with retrolisthesis before, so I’m a little anxious.

Update 2: I just heard back from Mr. Dare and everything is normal… or as normal as it should be an ADR in your back!