ok--to sum up for all who do not know me--i am 38, have had 3 liminectomies and decompressions over 6 years covering l3-s1 and also t8-t11.i ahave multi level ddd and neural foraminal stenosis. am not currently a sugical candidate due to weight issues.also have chronic hernitions (multi-level)
my problem is this:
no matter what position i am in, my legs and feet go numb--increase in foot drop and when walking in the apt, i find that after a while, i tend to drag feet on the floor.
pain levels have not changed and do nothing to effect the numbness
whenever i have gone in to see any of the docs/specialists, they cannot find any specific reason for the change, so i feel like im crazy, and altho I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY BODY---WHY CAN'T ANY ONE ELSE SEE THIS?????
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ok, 'nuff ranting--when do i finally say that this is more than i can handle, and reguardless of the weight that i have gained in the year and a half that it took for all the docs to figure out what was wrong in my back this time, it is time for something to be done.
the last time i went to the er for pain-my brother called ambulance for me as i was lying in bed crying and unable to move-they kept me for four days. with kids and holiday coming up, this is not an option. i refude to give up and retreat back to my bed. all i ask for is to do my dishes, cook dinner for my family, and pick up a little in my tiny apartment. why is this too much to ask for????
thanks for listening