My nuerologist has suggested surgery on my back a lumbar fusion, I have one more test to take then will meet back with her to go over the details. I will find out then if it will be 1 or 2 fusion.
I am still on the fence on what to do, I will more then likely have the surgery because I do not know how long I can go on in pain and taking dailey pain pills. I have had chronic pain for almost 4 years.
I have been to physical therapy twice, done epidurals, tens unit, chiropractic, excercise etc. and nothing works for the pain. In my signature you will see the problem areas.
Currently am depressed because of the pain and have little activity. When I walk for more than 30 minutes I start limping and my right leg buckles all the time. I am getting hardly any sleep because of the pain.
I am getting a second opinion just in case but have probably run out of options. One part of me feels like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel but the other part keeps trying to tell me maybe I do not really need surgery. At this point my mind plays tricks on me with my thinking back and forth. I hate to go have another surgery, I just had cervical surgery a year and a half ago but I can't do anything not even work. My husband supports me but I feel so useless.