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New MRI Results

ldavis2333lldavis2333 Posts: 108
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
When I got up yesterday morning, I was in so much pain. I knew the results should have been available. I always ask them to mail me a copy and I hadn't received it. Still haven't heard back from the Physiatrist for a random drug screen. I was just getting mad, so I went over there to pick it up.

I apparently re-injured myself when I fell down the stairs. The L3& L4 discs are herniated again and rubbing against the nerve roots there are also antero and retrolisthesis changes. I was just horrified when I read it. I am right back to where I was 8 weeks ago with the laminectomy. Now I can look forward to another surgery and most likely a several level fusion. I am going to run out of pain medication in a few days.

I posted this post a few days ago. Just fyi.

I went for the new MRI this morning. Still having more pain than I think I should. I went back Monday for the drug test I wasn't able to produce on Friday. The office staff had a nasty attitude. I knew I should have forced myself to go back on Friday. I was so exhausted, I just couldn't handle it. So, I've already gotten off on a bad foot with the Physiatrist. I don't play with my meds and once again feel like a criminal. I can account for every pill I take. The system sucks so bad. Now I have wait until they decide they can surprise me so I can get it done. So tired of the head games.

I am really at the end of my rope now. I will be seeing my Therapist Tuesday and will ask her to contact them. I understand people mean well when they tell me that I have to put my health first. That's all well and good,what is it going to take for these PROFESSIONALS to take me seriously and treat me humanely? I must function. My next step is calling a lawyer and I will sue for lack of adequate pain management. The proof is in back and white.

My husbands foot is slowly healing. His blood pressure is still all over the place. He also has gastroparesis and his stomach is all whacked out again. He's complaining of pain in both legs and needs to get it checked out. All of his issues are life threatening.

God help me, none of this is exaggerated.


  • too much going on wow. so sorry u r having a terrible time. I can relate to that my 2 daughters got diagnosed with Lupus & Type 1 diabetes,respectively. then some dumb nut checked my husband from the backside in a no contact hockey league and he ends up with a cervical herniation.

    your re-herniations may resolve on there own if it wasn't as bad when you had the surgery, u might discuss it with the doc.

    as far as how we are treated I can tell u that u are definitely not alone. I have been a medical professional since '92. by name only i haven't been able to work since my dbl fusion in sept/07. all we can do is demand respect not like bossy but u have every right to verbalize if someone in particular is demeaning u can explain how she /he makes u feel, and request a new person.

    sometimes its a personality thing but hard as it may be we keep our cool and ignore that crap. some folks are just not nice people.

    good luck
  • My husband passed away this morning. Hr was my caregiver. I will never be the same.
  • I don't have words to express my empathy. My thoughts are with you. >:D<
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
  • What a shock it was, Lorraine, to read your last post. I'm so sorry! You've been through soooo much!
    Love 'n >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< , Ess
  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • I'm so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your husband. I'm praying you will have strength to get through this most difficult time. Hugs. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • The weight of my grief is greater than my back pain.
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    ...for the passing of your husband. I'm so sorry for your pain and adjustments you will have.

    Please..anything we can do..even just listen..we are here for you.
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Sincere condolences for the loss of your husband, I will be thinking of you at this difficult time.


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I have not been on the site for a week, and was in shock just reading your post now.

    My deepest condolences to you. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My heart aches for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
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