Hi my precious friends.
What a journey it has been. Last August I ended up in the Hospital do to massive chest pains and could not breath the pain was so bad. Well they found that a disc in the thoracic spine was severely herniated. My surgeon retired and I could not get into see anyone so I had to take it easy anything set it off. Well I moved to another state.I finally had an appointment to see a Nero surgeon and a vascular surgeon. The pain had gotten worse to where I felt my chest was being crushed. Well on Monday I went to the YMCA and got on the treadmill something I would do everyday and all of a sudden boom my chest felt as if someone crushed it so bad I could not breathe and the pain in my chest felt like I was having a heart attack, I thought I was going to pass out I rush to the hospital they check my heart and everything and give me a shoot of pain meds. I knew my thoracic got worse and I was sent home and the next day I was to get an emergency MRI. So I go and get the MRI and sure enough less then six months from being diagnosed with one herniated disc I now have two herniated disc.I have to wait now and meet with the surgeon next week to see what steps we take now. I can hardly breath most of the time cause I feel my chest is being crushed and I feel allot pain in the center of my chest. I am dizzy all the time. On top of all that I have TOS. I do not know what to day I have been down the road of injections and physical therapy nothing helps.i have had a total of five spinal surgeries and am just tired. I am on a pain patch right now and I am on prednizone for inflammation. Have any of you experienced this? Do you always with a slight move feel like you can not breathe and feel as if you chest is crushed? So have pain in the center of your chest continually? What would you suggest? What do you think may be happening and have any of you had surgery on your thoracic spine? If you did what is your outcome?
Thanks so much.