My name is Jenn, I have had a PLIF to correct a spondy (grade 4 @ 98%) in December of 2007.
I have toughed through all of the rehabilitation, relearning to walk with nerve damage and had slowly battled my way back to fulltime employment.
My nerve pain has returned to an unbearable level recently. I have changed medical insurance and have begun explaining my medical history to the new care provider and jumping through the hoops with Kaiser to receive treatment. All the while looking like a healthy 24 year old girl, battling preconceptions. Quite frustrating.
I am scheduled for cortisone injections this Wednesday, to hopefully help bring things back to a bearable level. I want to keep working, and finish my education and am scared of reverting back to feeling utterly useless.
Just looking for an outlet, because I feel like I have been talking about my health problems for nearly 3 years, and even I am sick of it cnsuming my conversations. I can only imagine how those around me feel.
27 Year Old, suffering with several spinal conditions since 2007...
Spondylolisthesis grade 4, PLIF 2007 corrected to grade 2,
Nerve Damage and all of the fun that comes along with it.