I know,i should have created this post when i first joined.
I actually forgot about this site until a few days ago.
I was sooo happy that i just jumped right in before introducing myself here.
I am a 43 yr old wife/mom.My son is 24 and married.My daughter is 20 and engaged.
Hubby and I have been married for almost 25 yrs already~!Time flies when your having fun;0)
We have 4 cats that we spoil rotten!!
I've had 10 surgeries since i was 23 yrs old.
The last 5 were in the past 9 yrs.
I've had rotater cuff repair on left arm,Ulnar nerve transposition and carpel tunnel on the right arm,lower back surgery,right leg surgery[vein stripping]Hysterectomy at the old age of 34 and the list goes on and on.
I love to work and so this sedentary lifestyle is humbling me,to say the least!
Anyway..Onto my most recent problem...
I had a Lamenectomy done at L5S1 in March of 2008.
No real issues to mention afterwards.
Just the normal ups/downs of healing after surgery.
Fast frwd to October of last year.I was working at a job i loved...Housekeeping.
I bend down to pick up a mop bucket that had cleaning bottles in it,nothing heavy ..Thats when i felt the pop for the first time.
I have since learned to describe it perfectly so others can understand better.
It feels like when your knee pops outta place and you have to jerk back real quick,then you have the pain for a few days afterwards.It has gotten so intense lately i'm scared to death it's just not gonna pop back one day real soon..So i have desisions to make.
I tried physical therapy shots,you name it..Yet nothing seems to help me much!
If i stand too long,walk too much or even sit too long,i can feel it coming on and i have to get in the recliner and lay right back to make it ease up.
If i'm able to get outta here and go to the grocery store,i'll have to lean over something to help stretch the kink out BEFORE it gets me;0(!
I have been in pain management since April.I've had 2 ESI and 1Caudial block in my lower back ..Nothing has helped so far.
I have worked my way up to taking 4 of the 4mg Mophone pills
I was referred to a neuro surgeon ,he said i will need a spinal fusion at L5S1 .
I also recently found out that i have DDD and my osteoporsis has gotten worse.
So i went for a 2nd opinion with my older doctor who performed the first surgery.
He said:No way,i don't need a fusion he suggested i try the spinal stimulator!
Since coming back here,i have learned sooo much.
I'm not so sure about the spinal implant now because my nerve pain goes down both sides of my buttox but no further.Every so often my right top foot feels like i have needles stabbing it right on top but not everyday.
I have learned from the people here that the spine stimulator more than likely won't help my bone pain..Which was one of my big concerns.
I have alot of work to do before i make a decision.
Just wanted to introduce myself.
I'm going to ask alot of questions and read as much as i can...before i make a decision!