Hi All. Everyone who knows me here, knows that I have had a rough 2 years. But I am now wondering a couple things and frankly getting depressed so I thought I would throw it out to you people and see what you think.
The last two years I have had a hysterectomey, shoulder decompression, frozen shoulder surgery, carpal tunnel, knee scope, sacral tumor removal, 2 level PLIF, hardware removal, and recently removal of tumor in eye socket. I think thats aall of them,
I had my hardware taken out Sept 4,2009 after nine months. It was taken out the same way it was put in. It was taken out because of pain. Well, backing up a bit, I had 2 discograms, and the second one showed 3 levels with tears. Two that were worst than level L-3. So they fused the two levels and said it should take away my pain. Hardware is now out, and I am still in pain of 7 if I dont taken pain meds. I am on 100 MC Fentanyl patch every 2 days, and 30 mg oxycodone every 4 hours. I could take them most of the time at 3- 31/2 hours when I am riding in car or walking and active.
My question is, with the pain level at where it is, should I have another discogram to see if the last level is the one that is giving me pain now? I have a higher pain mid-lower back that is sore and also painful. It goes into my hip and when overdoing stuff down my leg. Do you think that I should still give it time? Do you think it is time to investigate other disc for problems. I have done everything according to Dr and feel that I have too much pain yet. It is getting depressing when it is apporaching winter again. I cant work, am in to much pain to stand or sit for long. Cant walk distance as it flares it up big time. I just dont want to say, this is as good as it gets, if I can make it better. I am not one to lay around. And frankly, I am sick of surgery, but I have gone through so much and feel that things should be better than this...Whats your thoughts?