Hello, My name is Shauna. I am a 28 yr old Female. I have had back issued since I was 15. To make this long story super short, I will give pertinant detail only.
12 yrs old, shattered right leg though the growth plate causing that leg to be close to an inch shorter than the left. They said I would have problems later. I do.
15 years old, back pain starts, they give me vicodon.
Skip ahead, same thing, ice heat, pain pills, MRI's, physical therapy, accuapuncture, Raiki, you name it, ive tried it.
Last Tuesday I woke up with an unusual lack of pain. jumped out of bed, happy to be feeling this, showered, bent over to put my hair up in a towel, got to the point where my chin touched my chest and the pain SHOT up my bakc and my left leg colapsed out from under me. I gave it a minute and then screamed for my husband. Fought with the advice nurse telling me NOT to go to urgent care or the ER, yet not offering me an appointment, later on got a morphine injection, that was crap......
The next day... I still literelly cannot walk. My torso is in the shape of an "S". Its rather scary. So ice, heat, rest, lotsa meds, muscle relaxers (which I dont usually take), and I still am curved in an "S" and can hardly walk.
I am a proffessional by day and mommy and wife by night. I am VERY independant and my husband has had to help me do EVERYTHING as I cannot. Even go to the restroom. I am not dealing with this well.
Dr. said epidural shots or surgery. I said OK to both to get this show on the road since its been happening for 13yrs now. All that they have done so far is push soooooo many meds on me that I am pretty much tollerant to all of them. Currently I am taking 180mg of oxycontin, 68mg of opana ER, and morphine as needed. I have had no pain releif since this has happened as my meds are NOT working at all.
I Got the results back from the MRI, pulled out my dictionary, and it basically said what my sublect line sais.
Looking for some insight or to talk with someone in my same pposition or close as I feel very alone and I am not used to this. I am on FMLA from work indefinatley and I will NOT let this end my end my career or home life!!!