As I've mentioned before I'm 19 years old and I have low bag pain and severe radiating pain down my butt, legs, feet, and toes. I also have weakness and trouble urinating.
I've had an MRI and and X-Ray that haven't shown anything. The orthopedic spine specialist gave me an epidural steroid injection and said if that didn't work I should make an appointment with a neurologist. The same day I had the injection we told the orthopedics to make me an appointment with the neurologist...just in case.
This happened two Wednesdays ago and we still have not heard back from the neurologist. My mom has called the ortho's several times to tell them that the neurologist still haven't contacted us and they keep saying, "Oh, they usually take a while."
Last night I went to the emergency room for the second time in 2 weeks. I had severe pain and weakness and I couldn't pee at all. They didn't run any tests because I already had an MRI so they just gave me morphine and sent me home with vicodin like they did the first time.
I'm in college and it takes all of my strength to get to class. I have to go to class drugged up and loopy and drowsy. On the nights and weekends I have to stay in and lay on this couch to save my strength for class. I can't even go to my school's football games.
I'm becoming really upset about missing out on so much. The doctors don't seem to believe me or something...I don't know why else they would just let me live like this. I'm in so much pain. I can't remember the last day that I wasn't on some kind of pain killer. I don't want to waist my youth like this. I know that sounds stupid but it is how I feel.
If anyone has any ideas on what I should do please let me know. I'm really out of ideas. I just don't want to hurt anymore.