Today while at my primary care doctor's visit, He asked me how I was doing overall with my pain management. I have for the past three months (post MVA and new Lumbar herinations) been seeing a pain specialist - been through all of the ER med changes with little relief - had ESI's etc.
I responded that after being in chronic pain with my neck for going on 6 years - and a failed fusion and a redo ++
I told him that the experience of now having lumbar problems, pain in my leg, and numbness, and foot symptoms - has given me "pain perspective" for I now have a brand new malady that is nipping at my tail as constantly as my neck pain has.
I take back every doubt I ever had about people with lumbar disk problems, because I am now one of you folks also. The experience of having constant LBP and leg pain and numbness, and a leg "go out" from underneath you is something I can now fully understand.
The helplessness of not being able to easily do, something I have taken for granted for all these years has now stared me in the face - and I am afraid.
Warmest regards to all who suffer from these afflictions be - it cervical, thoracic, or lumbar - may G_d guide us through all our lives - as we trudge our daily way towards happiness, and or at least eventually an everlasting serenity in his/(her)hands.
You’re staring at space... and what do you find,
A looking glass face... a life so sublime.
Fantasies that never stop,
Until they reach the very top,
Rainbow colors ...lasting on,
Until you reach...a new dawn.