Some of you may remember I have been dealing with some back issues for quite some time. I made a couple posts on it the past couple years. Well to make a long story short I finally shelled out the $1,125.00 and paid for an MRI because Kaiser is to fucking stupid to give me one after 4 years of constantly seeing them for back pain. Got the results and took it to my sports spinal care physician who I also pay out of pocket for. He said that I have degenerative disc disease, a bulging disc, a ventrical or something that is being closed off, also causing the other side to be open to much. He said that I have the back of a 65 year old. He pretty much boiled it down for me and said that I won't ever be squatting again, and my heavy lifting days are pretty much over. My disc is gone and it's bone on bone, he said that I would need treatment most likely for the rest of my life and will have pain for the rest of my life because of this. It's still sinking in and pretty depressing, especially considering I was so close to squatting 500 after years and years of training. Anyways, just kind of a rant I guess there's not a lot of people I know who understand how depressing it is to be told that my days of heavy lifting are over.