Well, I was a member of the old forums and am finally getting back to being able to sit again for periods of time more than a restroom break.
My condition isn't better really, I had L5-S1 Lami & Fusion (May 5-08) which is fine, everything is in it's place and healing. It's all the other crap that happened from the surgery and canceled PT afterword that I'm worried about. My T-spine has been worse since the surgery and a new pain in my tailbone that causes extreme pain having a bowel movement or burning pain in my lower back when walking/excercising. And a burning cramping pain in my left leg/calf area that feels like I'm stretching it to far or something but when I use it more it just hurts worse. The Neuro doesn't want to address the new problems since his screws are in place - that's all he will say, "but the screws are in place"... "There's an axe sticking out of my head doc", and he replies "But the screws are in place".
So, what does one do?
I'm back with hopes to find some more answers and fight this stuff and doctors head on again at least until I get what I need! Fair & Proper Treatment!!!
I'm at the end of my Neuro giving me Narcotics and probably even seeing me and I'm getting worried because I rely on one 5/325 Percocet along with my Lyrica, Robaxin, Alieve & 1/2Cup of Coffee in the morning to get me moving around. Even still, it takes me more than 30 minutes to get to a point where I can stand the pain and take a shower or move around... We tried one weeks treatment of strong steroids for the nerve damage early on which helped the nerve pain in my legs and feet but it didn't help any other pain or symptoms. That is all he has done in 3 months aside from checking to see if there was a blood clot in my leg (I'm good). (|:
I suppose I could get out my tool kit and move a screw or two around? That would at least stop the use of his famous line...
It might get some much needed attention too!
I am actually looking for some comforting yet strict words here, from those who really know - if you're aloof then just click on... (PLEASE)