My Dear Friends....
As you know i have been having problems since I fell.
The pain is back in my feet and legs worse than ever!!
I am in constant pain in my lower back. Before I fell I only had back pain if I was on my feet to long or doing something where I had to bend over a lot. In other words my back pain was not constant as it is now.
I tore the rotary cuff in my right shoulder. I now have that pain to deal with.
The reason I fell is because my right knee gave way on me and down I went. I injured my knee a few years ago and have been getting injections in it and am due for another injection in a couple of weeks. The knee is very unstable. I have been told I need knee replacement surgery but have been putting it off until I get my leg & foot pain under control and build up my leg muscles. That knee screams at me with every step I take.
My biggest problem is my pain meds. I take one 15mg Oxycodone pill every 4 hours. It barely touches my pain. To add to my problems it is making my legs swell!! Fluid pills do not help. Compression stocking do not help. I sleep with my legs elevated. The ONLY way I can get the swelling down is to stop taking my pain meds for several days!!
I told my Doctor about this new problem and he REFUSES to change my meds. He said he does not know what to give me.
I am stuck with a pain med that does little to help me amd now have this added problem.
I am at my wits end as to what to do. ~X(
My pain Doctor was going to refer me to a Doctor for a pain pump implant but i told hem i did not want my spine messed with again.
The stimulator that I was so excited about and had such high hope for failed to help my pain. I had a great trial but the permanent implant did nothing for me. From what i have read others have the same problem so I do not feel so stupid.
I see my pain Doctor next month and will ask hem to go ahed and refer me for a pain pump. That seems to be the only thing left for me.
OR I could get new Doctors? :?
Sorry for such a loooooong post but thanks to all my dear friends here on SH. You are the best!!
A hug to everyone.... >:D<