7.016 Pizza Bismarck

7.016

21 (Thu) January 2016

Pizza Bismarck

3.0

at The Corner Kitchen

-Oksu, Seoul-

with DJ, IZ, and Dad

Emergency Sick Leave, Day 3 (see previously 7.015 Tuna Sandwich).

In Seoul.  Arrived last Wednesday on a mission.  Injured my back over the weekend (see generally 7.011 Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza).  Staying in town for treatment.  Return to Manila unknown.

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They’ve solved the raw egg problem (see generally 4.138 Pizza Bismarck).

Although we’d eaten at The Corner Kitchen less than a week ago (see most recently 7.010 Cotto Prosciutto Insalata Pizza), the kids needed haircuts, and W likes the shop in our old neighborhood, two buildings down from the restaurant — even as I recover from a severe back injury, W dispatches me on errands.

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Anticipating that a private spinal hospital would push aggressive intervention, I opted to get a first opinion from former colleagues in the neurosurgery department at Ajou University.   The MRI, taken on Monday (see generally 7.013 Mandu), revealed displaced vertebra resulting in a herniated disk with impingement of the sciatic nerve.  Seeing that I could move somewhat after just a few days of the episode, the doctor simply recommended bed rest for a couple weeks with anti-inflammatory medication.  He strongly advised that I lose weight and strengthen my core to prevent the condition from getting worse.  Thanks, doc.

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