In December 2007 I had decompression surgery and was very active on this forum. Since that time my condition has gone from bad to worse. Apparently the opposite side of my spine is now compressed and will most likely need more surgery. I have had two ESIs and am waiting for a nerve root block. But the sciatic pain is now so bad I can hardly walk. My hip seems locked up and the pain shoots down my leg. I left my job in October and can't see going back to work with this pain.
Every morning I wake up and pray that something will have taken the pain away. But of course it never happens. I have to plan every move and now cancel any excursions that might involve long walks or steps. I am totally embarrassed as I limp around like a VERY old person.
My daily trips to the gym seem to work for a few minutes and then it all comes back - like being hit by a truck. Today I didn't bother going.
Patience - I guess I have run out! I need to get a job and get on with life but the meer thought of going to an interview in all this pain seems impossible.
Thanks for listening fellow Spineys.