I am writing on this board because I have had more then I think I can take.
I was a missionary to Mozambique Africa. I had pain for fourteen years in my lower back and neck. When I returned home from Africa which was the joy of my life, I was hit with one surgery after another. I had a total of five surgeries in a fourteen month period.
On surgery was foot surgery then a week after that I had a major back surgery, then six months after that I had a second neck surgery, then I had to have the hardware removed from both neck and back because it was causing me allot of pain in my legs and neck.
After the neck surgery I have not been the same. I went in a month ago for another MRI because I was not only having spasms in my neck but my headaches were turning into Migraines, and I was having a horrible burning sensation from the right side of my neck that went through my shoulder and into my arm and hand.I went in to see my surgeon after he had me get two nerve block injections in my neck. He told me I had yet another disc that was bulging above the four disc's that were already fused in my neck. He also told me I had TOS. I must say I was taken back when he told me I had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Tears began to well up in my eyes as I seem to not win this battle. My surgeon is sending me to a specialist to see now if I need Cardeo Vascular surgery to open the passage way in my shoulder.
Africa may be a thing of the past for me now. I feel like my future has stopped. I am a very positive person and I am one who is always optimistic about things. I have never been a down person and now I am irritable and cry off and on all the time. I am like what is wrong with me.
Anyway thanks for listening.