Hi Chartreux, I am so, so sorry for all your going through....Physicial problems are the pits and I know it is ten times worse when they just keep compounding upon each other. Please dont feel guilty for posting here at all about
it, this is what we are for to help support you. You said you wanted to get your daughter a playstation 2 for christmas? Perhaps instead of buying a new one which can still be expensive I know...how about
looking at a store like Slackers or Electronics Boutiquic who usually sell used or refurbished ones? They check them out to make sure they are in good working order, clean them up and sell them for usually half price. Just an idea for you...
Do the MRI...If you have back pain and your doc thinks its a disk causing it then you need to know and get it treated if possible. Hang in there and let us know how it goes. Hugs