I haven't been on here at all lately. I just didn't feel like I had anything positive to contribute anymore. I had a serious pain spike that would not go away. It only got worse and led to depression. My feet were on fire and the BEAST was biting my lower back and just wouldn't let go.
I had just had a c.t. myelogram in DEC. and it showed problem's above my last surgery. At L,1- L-2, and also at L-1, T-12. But not that bad. And certainly not requiring surgery. I thought maybe I was just crazy. And there was something going on subconsciously. But I definitely didn't think my life was worth living, for me and everyone around me. I think 25 years of chronic pain and 7 surgeries will do that to you! I get one fused and a year give or take the next one degenerates. Get that one fused and same thing. So another fusion. and on and on.
so I went to my p.m. Dr. and requested a couple of esi's and to be referred back to my surgeon. I had been denied the esi's 5 times already.
Well they denied them again but did approve a appointment with my surgeon. He did 2 ex-rays, and a ex-ray with flection. He said I had drastic changes and kept pulling up the c.t. from Dec. and comparing them to the ex-rays we had today ( last Mon.) And said to look at the difference. And there was no need for another myelogram. It was clear I had blown out the next two above. And that he would have to redo L-5 as well.
well I wasn't happy about another surgery. But good to know I wasn't crazy. So he said they have 20 days by state law to either approve or deny the surgery. We shall see!
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You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!