I have been on here a bit. I have been battling low back pain and leg pain for years. I'm 37 years old. I am 6' 200# and i really don't feel overweight. I've had so many injections I can't even count them anymore with no relief. I've had 2 laminectomies and discectomys on l5/s1. 2 years later after my last surgery, I am in incredible pain that radiates down r leg ttoes, sometimes through groin. I have not lost control of bladder but have the feeling of having to urinate extremely frequently. Last week I had a ct scan and another mri. My double level fusion 360 is scheduled but after the test reports were read by my Dr, his secretary called me first thing Monday morning to see if I could come in for an immediate appointment. Since I go to.Albany med and live 90 mins away I asked for Thursday. My Dr is extremely busy and has tons of patients in waiting room constantly. He actually got on phone with me and asked how uncomfortable I am and if I'm losing control of bladder. He says there are changes to the level above my surgery site they want to fuse at l3/l4 and its a very large migrated herniated disc. My previous surgery site is now a vacuum phenomenon??? I have been previously diagnosed w ddd but I didn't realize i had all these other issues. I also have arthritis in my lumbar area.
Basically I'm freaking out because I never had a Dr call for me to see him immediately. My appointment is for 8:45 but they want me there at 8am to have extra time for him to talk to me. I'm wondering if I should be packing a bag. Needless to say, I'm scared as Hell. I have myself convinced he is going to give me very bad news. I'm 37 w 2 small boys and very concerned.