Hi, I am Nina and I have had 4 back surgeries. Three lower one upper. I am in constant pain... from my hip to my ankle
I work full time in a sitting job.. and I can't retire or afford to go on disability. My boss is very unsympathic and I worry about losing my job if I ask for yet "another" medical leave. I just took 2 weeks off to have Lap band done thinking that if I drop 50 pounds maybe I will have less pain. I have been on steroids, I get injections. I am currently on Neurontion 900 mg a day.. and still.. ouch!
My surgeon said that I would have to get Fusion on L4/5 to get out of this pain..I have a ruptured disk at that level.. But I just can't face one more surgery.. and who knows if I will still have pain... the last one did not work... I am beside myself...
I used to take NSAids for the pain and they really helped.... but with stomach surgery I can't take them any more
It is a scary world for me. Only those of you with this hell in your life can relate... I just need to be able to come up with some kind of plan to get me through.
Thanks for listening... God Bless you all... Nina