Just found these forums today and am pretty excited. Finally some people I can talk to that understand where I am coming from.
About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with DDD in between 5 discs, and I was 25 at the time. My doctor restricted back what I was able to do at work and I promptly lost my job. I filed a claim with LnI, they denied it of course stating that it was perfectly normal for me to have DDD as bad as I did at my age. I am fighting them on this, but until then I can no seek treatment other then pain management. When I lost my job, I lost my insurance.
I am currently taking a 30mg morphine tablet every 12 hours and I take 3 7.5/350 percocets. I also use a TENS unit, a heating pad, a ice bag, and have my wife stretch me nightly trying to get the pain under control. Nothings working. I am going into see my doctor tomorrow to hopefully get a cortisone shot and talk about raising the dosage of my meds. I hate taking all these opiates, as I have seen first hand what they can do to people but I just cant take the pain anymore.
Thanks for listing
The Broken Mechanic