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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everyone I have been looking for a group like this so I can hear other people's issues like my own and know i am NOT alone!! I had back surgery L5-s1 6 months ago and everyday it seems I am getting worse and worse and more and more depressed!! I am 36 y/o mother of 4 and I fell almost 3 years ago and vowed NEVER to have back surgery but my body had other plans, the pain was unbearable (or so I thought at the time!) Now here I am going to PT and taking 60 mg of ms contin, soma, lyrica, Norco and no relief. I go to my pain spec. this weds and I need to make him understand how bad this is and change my meds or something to give me some sort of relief!! I rally have a new appreciation for people who live in pain every minute of the day. Well I cannot sit any longer so I just wanted to introduce myself! Hope to get to know some people here!!
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  • Have you had a follow up with your surgeon? I thought they would do another MRI. I hope you get some pain relief, I haven't had surgery yet and it's been 9 months of pain for me. My Doctor doubled my Ms contin to 30 mg 4x a day just yesterday. Let us know how your appt. went. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • :) good luck and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are not getting relief from your pain meds. you are smart to be taking this problem to your doctor. :-C good luck and i hope you get pain relief soon. Jenny :)
  • You are not alone. I too had surgery last december and am worse post-op than pre-op. My pain management takes the form of methadone, percocet , soma, heat and ice. Please take a look under pain management and pain meds on this forum and maybe you will get some ideas. Good luck to you and keep us posted.
  • Is your pain the same as the pre-surgery pain or something new?
  • My pain is worse post-op so I am really PO's that I had the surgery. I fell in a grocery store Feb of 2006 and went I fell I ihad my 2yo at the time in my arms so I fell forward on to my knee and to keep her from hitting her head on the hard concret floor I twisted to hold her up and they thing with the impact, twist and weight of her in my arms my L5-S1 slipped so here i am now almost 3 years later in my never ending nightmare. Yes there is a lawsuit and they have already taken full responsibility but as you all probably know...you cannot put a price on this kind of pain and loss of a normal life. My poor kids and husband have lost their happy, energetic, on the go all the time Mom and wife so no money can make up for that. I am going to take a look at the pain meds postings, I have my appt tomorrow morning and I am going in 7 days early so PLEASE keep your fingers crossed that he will help me NOW and not make me wait a week, I cant stand this anymore : (
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