So two years ago my right arm was becoming paralyzed. I had a double discectomy and fusion. It took about 6 months to start feeling like it was a success. But I have to say that this recovery is like a roller coaster ride and every few weeks I feel something different. Until last week I really felt stronger but now, I'm starting to have problems using my right arm in certain positions as it was prior to the procedure. I also get incredible headaches around the occipital bone. I've had a few injections that help for a little while but them I'm back taking 5mgs. of oxycodone. I actually feel guilty about taking this. I'm afraid of addiction and getting used to the low dose and having to increase it. I took Cynbalta for a whie which I think helped but it made me too verbally aggressive. I'm lucky I have a job LOL.
I'd really like to hear about other peoples experiences. When you try to talk to someone who has not experienced it, they do not have a clue.
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