I need some advice. I had a Laminectomy done in Aug 2008 with 2 discs fused at L5-S1 and L4-L5.
Recovery at first went very well but then about 8 weeks into it. I started to suffer incontenence. This resulted in two prostate surgeries. I am fairly sure that they may have not been necessary as I am thinking this is associated with those discs. I never had this problem until I had this surgery.
My pain continued and in Jan 2008, I had a Spinal Stimulkator implant installed. This seemed to work so I went back to my Job on Feb 15th.
Between Feb 15th and now, my pain has been growing and now I have lower back pain, sciatic pain in both legs and a weird skin senesation problem that wraps around my right rib cage.
I was taking Celebrex, Valium, Lyrica and Percocet 10/325mg. Now, I am taking Opana ER 10 mg X3 with Lyrica and Celebrex. My pain has not improved. It seems to be getting worst.
1. I know the Opana is for long lasting pain, but can you take Percocet for break out pain?
2. What is recommended for helping with sleep.
3. I feel as if I am at the end of the road and just have to accept this state as my reality? Am I missing something as I have done all the tradition stuff like PT for several years, Injections X8.
For me I feel as if I at the point of reality and just need my DR to modify my drugs to the right combination. Can the group share their thoughts as I feel pretty bummed. My wife say, I am giving up but I was looking at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy that suggests that:
It helps you recognize and rethink unrealistic expectations and beliefs about yourself. It teaches you to interrupt unhealthy, self-perpetuating cycles of thought, emotion and behavior. Even if you can't change your chronic pain, you can change the way you feel about it.
So any ideas about what if anything I can do?