I was in the middle of posting my intro a couple of weeks ago but ended up getting side tracked.
So.. here's a version of my hell :-)
Post laminectomy syndrome, spinal stenosis, chronic intractable pain (whatever that means), herniated discs on the L4&5,1 and S1 levels, as well as spinal fusion (with hardware and bone grafts) (2x) on the C4-7 levels, herniated disc C8 level..
For pain: Fentnyl patch 25mcg/h - every 72 hours, gabapentin 600mg 3x daily, Ibuprofin 800 2x a day, Topomax 200 mg daily, wellbutrin 300 1x daily, Lamictal 300 daily.
Medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (with a pain management psychologist).
So.. hi folks, great to meet you all.