So many of you know that I am having fusion surgery on November 3rd after two back surgeries in the last five years and no disc left basically in L4 and L5 along with a host of other issues in that area. I have been in horrible pain (last episode a month ago when I could not even walk or stand). So I have been on a regimen of meds and in the last few weeks have been doing really well EXCEPT I am having all sorts of GI issues. So on PM advice I stopped the Naproxen two weeks ago but kept taking the Neurontin 400mg 3 x a day. Not feeling any better (nausea, dizziness) I called last week and they told me to start cutting back on the neurontin. Now I was terrified because I was feeling like it is the only reason I am walking. Let me just add it is basically the only thing I take now also except occassional oxy and flexeril along with a nightly zoloft. Well I was feeling so lousy that I said the hell with it and stopped taking all meds as of Saturday. Was okay..not great. On Sunday night I took an oxy and then yesterday was so sick to stomach and dizzy that I gave up going to work and slept half the day away. So with all that said....
I am hardly in any pain. I have some neck pain (which could be from getting used to my new temperpedic..odd I know..or the new recliner that I have been laying around in) and achiness in my legs (both not the usual left) and just general malize. Okay I know why am I complaining about not being in pain and on no pain meds...because I am getting TWO LEVEL FUSION next week. This is insane. Please tell me that I would be not walking again in a few weeks. That being tired and achy and not being able to really do much of anything for fear of ending up in horrible pain is enough???????
Stupid I know but had to get it out and you guys are the only ones that really understand all this back stuff.