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rrober23rrrober23 Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in New Member Introductions

I'm new to this forum, used to be on the old one. This site has been so helpful to me the past several years as I've struggled with back "issues". I'm on the ride again, unfortunately, wondering what comes next and feeling like I'm back at square one. I go for epidural tomorrow morning (L5-S1). They've never been successful before, but new pain management doc thinks it will help. Hope so, I'm tired of this.

About me- I'm an artist and teach metalsmithing/jewelry at a community college. I've reached the age, where my body is showing me what for! I love to do things like garden, weave and hike, which I haven't for quite some time because it hurts, as I know most of you know. So "howdy" from Missouri and I'm thankful for all of you regulars who keep this thing going!

26/11/2013 TKR Left Knee
14/05/2013 TKR Right Knee
20/07/2010 Arthroscopy Right Knee
07/10/2008 REDO Lumbar Laminectomy L5-S1(ongoing pain Left Leg: cramps hamstring & thigh, numb toes)
14/12/2007 Lumbar Discectomy L5-S1


  • Good luck with your epidural tomorrow. I hope you find some relief. Every little bit of injections and meds help to handle the daily chronic pain. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Welcome back Ruthanne. :)))

    Howdy from the other side of the world !!

    Hope your epidural goes well tomorrow and that you get some relief.

    Take care


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • hi and welcome back to this new forum! :H we are still here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. sorry you are back because of pain issues! here is to pain relief for awhile!! i hope the injection works for you..good luck and let us know how you are! Jenny :)
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