Steve, been there, done that. Woody is (was) avid racquetteball player and when problem first occurred we were sure it was a ruptured disc, however nothing showed up on diagnostic testing - still some sort of nerve damage is most likely cause.
Casey, so sorry about
your wife. Woody's stats are pretty good and it seems unlikely that pc is the cause of the pain, but like a lot of men on this forum, he is in such good health it came as an absolute shock to get the diagnosis at all.
Purgatory, I'm not sure what to say, watching your progression is like watching a train wreck, so horrifying I dont want to see but cant force myself to look away. Your willingness to share such personal information is greatly appreciated. Please know it is with the most kindly intentions that I say, "I hope you have a ruptured disc"