This has been my best year ever (or not?). OK, it has been better because I have discovered something I really love doing and that is interventional radiology. I spent three months in Bucharest trying to learn the basics and now I am in France, in my opinion, the best place to learn something in radiology. I am grateful for that.
But, everything has a price. Usually, in order to gain something new you have to give something in return (your time spent with loved ones and sometimes health). Oh, about that, I found out this year I am not an Iron Man after all (the race that I finished in July 2015 in Roth proves nothing more than the fact that I like sports. If you have the right person to support you, everybody can accomplish anything).
Health has been a major concern for me in 2016. I have some chronic health problems, as my aunt keeps telling me, I am not 20 anymore, but recently I have been given a new opportunity to grow, to be better as a person, to be humble. As of sudden I felt a sharp pain, in my left leg. Nothing compared to what I had before.
I work in a radiology department, so it wasn’t hard to do an MRI that day. What it was easy to assume clinically, it proved painfully true on the images. I had a nice disc herniation with extrusion, and a big 2cm fragment keeps pressing against my left sciatic nerve. They really hug each other. And like every big love I had, it gives me a lot of pain. After two weeks it gets better, but the prospect of surgery is still on and the time will tell if I should do it or not.
So grind your teeth old fellow and try to stay away from sports for a while ! Easier said than done.
Stay active ! Stay fit ! (while you can;)