Many pain blogs speak of age discrimination; or even sexual discrimination. That is of perhaps not being believed because of their age "too young" or gender "just woman's issues". or even better yet, "bored housewife syndrome".
But I have now been turned away from an orthopeadic surgean, and 2 pain clinics for my refusal to do a gastric bypass surgery to lose the 100 pounds that I have gained in the past almost 2 years now of unrelenting, pain. Add to this, a slow numbing effect speading up from my feet and now reaching almost to my hips (but as long as i have reflexes, and am not peeing pants, dr's are ok with this)
I am not grossly overweight. There is a member on the boards that just had fusion and is about my size...
I am healthy...NO other health issues to suggest needing this kind of life altering surgery...and no guarantee that this would make any signifigant change either.
Also to note, this refusal to comply with dr orders, has resulted in a denial of my SSDI claim!
---Why should i be forced to have a life altering surgery that i do not want, that may leave me with more illnesses than i have now, for a possibility that it will ease my pain?
---Why can't we find someway to help me ease my pain, to help me move more, to help me lose some of the weight, to see if that doesn't ease some of the pain?