Hi guys (and gals)
Well, I had my 4 month fusion post-op visit yesterday.
The good news is I got to take my back brace off, and discontinue my bone growth stimulator (4 hours a day was a pain in the butt). OH! and I'm pretty much fused!
The bad news-I have REALLY bad pain now, lower back-OPPOSITE side of what I was pre-op, and leg pain. But the leg pain isn't like the sciatica I had before my laminectomy a few years ago. So yeah, I'm worrying the doc.
He's sending me for an MRI, and wants to do a myelogram, BUTT I CAN NOT handle an invasive procedure this soon after such a major surgery. He thinks my L3-ish might be going
I've been in SUCH pain for like, 3 years....that I can't take anymore back problems. Put a fork in me, I'm DONE!
I want to work, life is very depressing right now...and...my back problems are always in my face.
I have no life...and this is SOOOOOOOOO hard.
He also only gave me a 'script for 1 vicodin every 4 hours, and I am in a CRAPLOAD of pain, I can't even deal with this.
So now, they think I'm a crackhead...so to speak...and won't refer me to a pain doc.
I hate feeling S.O.L.
I thought the hippacratic oath says "Do no harm"....
How do you trudge through this??? How do you have a life when you hurt soooo bad?
I just want the old me back. I don't want to have any more disc problems (sorry to be redundant, but I digress...)