I'm in Austin, Texas this week to attend a wedding — congratulations to Heather and Brandon! — and a weeklong, private seminar with my mastermind group. But while I'm here, I've got some good news and some bad news…
The bad news — for me, not you — is that, a week before leaving, I suffered a sacroiliac joint injury. It was likely caused by my bad posture related to my existing herniated discs, which as a result is causing agonizing sciatica.
For the first three days, I was completely immobile. It took me an hour just to get out of bed! Any slight movement would create shooting pains in my lower back, particularly in my buttocks, and would go down my leg with aches and a “pins and needles” feeling.
It's excruciating. In fact, I almost backed out of the Austin trip. But being able to regain some mobility, I took a chance at the last minute. Luckily, the airline provided me with a wheelchair. Currently, I'm walking with two canes and a back brace.
Now, the good news…
As a result, I haven't posted anything new in a while. But I do have a treat…
Just before my injury, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by SEO expert David Jenyns. David wanted to add it as a bonus to his product, “The SEO Method.”
I just got an email from David who said he decided to make the interview available for free because it was so good. That means you can go and download the MP3 right now, and listen to the entire, one-hour, unabridged recording. No optins or strings attached!
Until I get back to the office and back on my feet (literally), with David's gracious permission I'm posting the link here for you. Go download the free interview here. Enjoy!
UPDATE: Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is hard to diagnose. It was a guess based on all my symptoms. Proper diagnosis requires several tests, including fluoroscopic x-ray guided injections, which I was booked to have upon my return to Canada.
Otherwise, if it isn't, the sciatica may be caused by — and it's the most common cause of sciatica — a pinched nerve and ongoing nerve compression caused by herniated discs.
Well, after attending the wedding last weekend, I was I utter agony.
Even my wife told me I looked “olive green.” So I decided to see a doctor near my hotel. He did a bunch of tests and finally confirmed — it's not sacroiliac joint inflammation but sciatica caused by both herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.
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