This morning I had another X-ray of my spine at Dr. Geck’s office. He reiterated that the source of my pain is the fractured vertebra. He said that such pain radiates to areas both above and below the fractured vertebra. He still does not believe that it is caused by the protruding vertebra. The X-rays taken since the seatback mishap of August 2014 have shown that the fracture is gradually getting worse by a small amount so Dr. Geck wants to continue monitoring it. My next appointment is set for June 29. However, if I should suddenly experience great pain, I am to call him and he will operate immediately. It would be the only solution for that situation. He acknowledged my frustration and also expressed frustration of his own. I’m between that proverbial rock and hard place.