I had two spine surgeries in three days, three weeks ago. They were my 5th and 6th surgeries in a five-year period. Hard to believe, I know.
The recent surgeries were a phenomenal success. My spine was lifted off my nerves and my spinal cord is no longer impinged. I had a significant leg length discrepancy which *blink* is now gone.
Ten days post the second surgery, I woke up and realized I was completely comfortable. I was stunned by this. I didn’t think it possible, I could ever have that feeling again. As you know, I’ve been writing like a bat out of hell… I’m just happy. But then Mars turned retrograde.
Post the surgery, I did have a nagging problem. It’s been nothing in the scheme of things. My legs are even. I can feel slight tightness, but no pain, where my spine is bolted. My incisions are fine. So the problem is sort of extraneous. It’s floating out there for one of these doctors to address. I’m talking about my surgeon, my primary care and my rheumatologist. I will see all three in the next few weeks. I’ve felt triumphant. But then Mars turned retrograde.
When Mars turned to square the stellium in Capricorn that’s conjunct my ascendant / body, this nagging thing, exploded in intensity. Man, it’s indescribable. It’s not something I’ve never felt before. I’ve felt it before, it’s just become insanely acute… and this is why I’ve quit writing. The pain is triggered by sitting. Standing, walking and lying down are okay. So consulting (not email) is fine but sitting and typing – no.
I know there is not a problem with the surgery. It may be tied in that I’m now walking around straight instead of crooked – I’m also off pain meds except at night. I’m also positive this can be addressed because it’s so focused and isolated. It’s one nerve. I even know the name of the nerve!
I’m going to lying low(ish) until I can get some help for this. I just think it’s classic as far as the astrology goes. I’m not getting out of this quite yet! DELAY!
Mars Saturn is cruel. Have you also suffered a frustrating setback?