I heard Beth Hale was struggling with severe back pain and undergoing surgery soon so I asked for an update and received the below. By the way, I'm working on Saturday's ride report but been a busy couple of days with daughter getting married and then me trying to figure out the sense in spending thousands on a 4 hour reception/party. I just don't get it. Anyway, below is from Beth.
Hey, thanks for asking about me. Yes, I blew out a disc (L5-S1) and was supposed to have surgery last Wed. Had to be rescheduled literally at the last minute (had an IV going!) as I had an infection. When it rains, it pours. I’m now waiting it out until next Thursday 10/28– hopefully it’ll go this time.
The issue is not back pain (we all have that, right?) it’s the nerve compression, which really affects my left leg. I have good days and bad as far as pain, but the leg function is not getting any better. I will hope for full recovery after this microdisectomy. I had a really good year of cycling, and I will be back!!