It was suggested that I repost this in a new place..so here goes --
Well, the doctor I saw today who comes so well recommended, ordered a CT myelogram of the cervical spine and the lumbar spine with (can't read the rest?) anyway the current dx is Cervical and Lumbar Stenosis. He said it was very probable that I would need to have an area in my lumbar fused (there is a 40+ degree curved scoliosis. He is also concerned about the first T disk that supports my current neck fusion.
BUT he also is checking the highest area beneath the skull because he thinks that's what's causing these daily headache and migraines. He said he didn't even want to talk about surgery for I can't swallow well after two frontal surgeries as it is. I don't even want to talk about ANY surgeries. But I should find out on the 23rd. I go for the CT myelogram the 22nd.
He gave me an injection deep into my hip...didn't hurt as when the pain doctor did it, but sore now. That will be fine tho. Does a myelogram hurt? what about an extended one which will show the c-spine, l-spine and top of t?
My back is such a mess...I came home and cried. I don't want to tell anyone (hubby went with me and knows) but I don't like to be fussed over, etc. concerned elderly relatives who will constantly call and question, sounds bad but I guess I don't share my pain well-- which is why this forum is so wonderful. I can write and listen to you -- I appreciate you much. Esp. you, Brenda
Now what?? txxx, Abbey