Hi everyone, im a newbie so i thought i would share a little bit about me and my spine storu.
My name is Emma, im 22(23 in February)and im 5 months pregnant with my first baby, Lily.
4 Years ago when i was 18 i was rushed into hospital with suspected Menegitis, i didnt have it thank god but i was given a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to make sure....ever since that day i have had a chronic back problem which i found out was DDD last year. I have had anumber of MRI's, Scans, X rays, Epidurals, Facet Joint injections, so many painkillers and anti inflamatoris i rattled when i walked, and finally a Dyneses in February this year. Obviously sinc the pregnancy i havent been taking any pain killers (just paracetamol) and i havent been able to have anything done apart from one MRI i had in September this year, which showed a huge amount of fluid building up in my joints. So now im in constant pain and dreading the last couple of months of my pregnancy as its not looking as if im going to be much use around the house. Am about to see my midwife to ask for a Cesarean Section as i dont believe my body will cope well with the extra pressure on my spine.
Well thats me!
Hope everyone is ok.