Well, here I am again. As many of you know I have gone threw all kinds of pain in my back and now neck which is a shock for years.
I have had many too many injections, when I could not get anymore injections ie. eperderia, facet injections, nerve blocks, I would go to another PM DR. and not tell him that I had any shots just to get out of pain even for one day. That is how desperate I was. That finally got to me and who knows if I did worse damage???
Now I have come to the point of surgery. Went to 2 diferent Spine nuro. surgons and both say I need a 3 level fusion for my neck and lower back. I did not ask lots of questions which I should have I just was like ok if this will help me than I will get it done. The hardware freaks me out tho being honest here.
Well, my nuro. surgon told me that the RA's did not work (that is the nerve burns) but their is a Rhizotomy which he can try for my lower spine the neck he cant do that due to a death reported. I said ok I went in 5 weeks ago some of you may remember my posting on this.
I ended up in ICU and woke up a day and a half later due to meds. ended up having seziures which I have never had in my life. It was a bad thing. Than woke up and could not move my left arm come to find out after the mri I tore my tendon. Maybe from them moving me maybe from the violent seizures????
I did go back this last fri. tho my Dr. is so so sweet and good from what I have been told. He felt the S1 needed to get done. This rhizotomy for those who do not know what it is it is only done by a nuro surgon. The Dr. makes about a 1/2 cut on each area he is doing and goes in with a scope to see the nerves and cuts the one that causes the pain. THe RA nerve burn is done by a PM Dr. and he or she cant see the nerves being burned they just hope the nerves are where they are supposed to be.
Well, now I am in PAIN same if now worse than before. I have my post op appt. on the 17th Sat. I dont know what to do????????????????? I am so tired of this pain. I read posts on fusions and their is no promise from the Dr. this will help. This is what my Dr. told me.
I also read about a disc replacement. Maybe I could do that instead?? I need to talk with the Dr.
I have 5 disc herniations/protusions in my back 3in my neck spony all thru ostroarthritis from my cervical to my lower spine on it goes. What do you all do for the pain??? I take pain meds, I use my tens unit, I use heat, I use ice I am so feed up with all this. I do not know how this happend to me.
Sorry so long I am needing to vent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hurt. I do tho do things so I am not like on my back and not walking, tho my quality of life sucks big time.
Im now in worse shape because if I was to have the fusion I would need my hubbie to pick up on the money issue and last week he only worked 14hours and the company is thinking of laying him off. So, now i dont even know how I could have surgery??????????? If its not one thing its another. I have a home and bills like most humans do. So, what do I do. Any info will really help me. THX