Hi everyone, I am a first ever to join a group forum. I am now 50 years old and have been dealing Fibromyalgia, hip bursitis, herniated disk of C5 - C6 and had a herniated disk of L4 - L5 for over 16 years now. When i say had a herniated disk of L4 - L5, as in past tense, because a lot changed in the last months. I am now on long term disability because my body pains have increased to the point that I now walk with a rollator on good days. I now take Cymbalta, Kadian morphine and MR-IS morphine for my pains mentioned above.
I am on an urgent and cancellation list for a MRI for my cervical, hip and lumbar. Even at that, I still have to wait about 3 months. So my FD decided to have an x-ray done on my lumbar only, cause he asked me if I had to choose which area of my body would I want to look at first, I said the lumbar and hip bursitis.
So, I got the x-ray done and 2 weeks ago I got the result.
I was shocked and cried when he told me I had Lumbar Arthritis to the point that I do not have any more disk left in my lumbar region and I would need surgery. He is not sure what the specialist can do but after talking to one of his colleague, that is the response he got.
When I said I cried, it is because my hope of returning to work soon is not to be. He also said that I would be on pain meds probably for life.
My question is has anyone ever had this problem and did they have surgery done?