Hello everyone, first-timer here looking for a place where people understand the ups and downs of back pain. A history of me: I am almost 2yrs. out S/P laminectomyL3,4&5. (and another surgery to fix a spinal leak) 4months after the surgery and excruciating pain (that 2 MD's thought I was a drug seeker)I finally got the MRI& wound culture I was asking for. Diagnosis: MRSA, discitis, and osteomylitis in the 3 vertebrae. I got meningitis too and spent 2 months in the hospital. While I am glad to be alive, and have a very supportive husband and family, they don't understand the pain I am in. I've tried many treatments that don't work, and am at my wits end.
whew! sorry for the long cathartic....needed to get it off my chest. In the pain chat room last night, I was met with kindness and humor. For that, I thank you. As I navigate around the forum, I am glad for all the information and don't feel so alone.