im wondering if any one can share any words of wisdom with me.. or just offer some support
acdf 10/28/10, c5/c6 still having pain in right arm, shoulder, my muscles in right arm twitch, and if i rest my right hand on something hard i have tremors
kept on followingup with original surgeon, who kept telling me it takes time to heal. last week he said i should have improved more, and sent me for mri. reviewed mri on mon, he said c6/c7 now herniated, which is rare?!? and recommended surgery (ortho doc) i have arm pain, hand pain, muscles twitch in my arm, and i have hand tremors, shoulder pain headaches
since he no longer participates in my ppo, yesterday i went to a new ortho doc. new ortho doc said c6/c7 bulging about the same as before surgery, and he would not do surgery. i told him i am unable to work
due to disabling pain. he saud i was too young ..52.. to be disabled and made me feel more or less like i was imagining it, or faking it. he asked me about how could i live with no income
he referred me to a pain clinic, they called this am, first appt available 7/14, and since they are not in my ppo, please bring 1300. i explained i can not afford to go out of network, my out of pocket maxes are 6000 in network, 7000 out of network, and i have to keep in network
supposedly they are sending my file back to dr for another referral to pain mgmt in network
i am so tired of hurting, so tired of being pushed off by docs, so tired of being treated like im acting like a big baby
any other acdf'ers have any luck with post op pain?
sorry for any typos, hard to see through the tears..
i am so tired of hurting, my original injury was 2/21, and the lovely fast food medicine we have that makes me feel like im a lazy slug who just wants to sit around all day and suffer