I've been off work for over two months now with this ruptured disc.
New x-rays today confirmed it's gotten worse, along with the news the the two vertebrae below it are basically bone-on-bone, with the nerve bundle between. (I've been in pain...)
But, today also brought (drumroll) a surgery date!! woohoo!
So, I go in on the 13th. And I am very excited. I'm looking forward to no pain and going back to work. I'm slowly losing my mind (more). So yeah, this is good news actually.