I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right place or not. My name is Amy, and on 4/23/2010 I was in an accident and fractured t3, t4, burst fracture on t5 and broke my right scapula. On 4/28/2010, they did a fusion and I have bilateral rods from t2-t8. I am constantly struggling with pain! Of course the pain is nothing compared to a year ago, but I feel like I have plateaud(sp?). I am also 23 weeks pregnant, so little things that gave me relief before such as lying flat or pain meds or out of the question now. They say I could could continue w percocet, but id rather not for my babys sake. My issue with my OB is that he does not want me to have a csection, but a vaginal birth. I would prefer a csection bc I am terrified that labor will move something or cause my back pain to be so much worse. I have been through too much recovery with my back and still struggling to have a Dr not be able to 100% assure me that everything will be ok. I feel like he is dismissive of my concerns due to cost of vaginal vs. Csection, bc he has not even looked at my xrays from my back surgery. Should I be worried or trust his judgement? I have military ins, tricare, and they make it hard to get second opinions and referred to other drs.
Any information would be helpful. I feel like I have nowhere to turn or anywhere to get information bc the only drs I can see are on base and they don't want to refer me to anyone off base. My surgery was done in NC and we are currently in CA, so unfortunately I see none of the same drs.