Just wondering if anyone else gets as frustrated when every appt you go to, one of the first questions they ask is what is your pain on a scale of 1-10.
My first response is always, right now?
Usually when I have an appt, i take the day off work. Its usually an easy morning and I spend my time sitting. So when the question is asked, Im not in that much pain. I think that may be why it has taken so long for me to get to surgery.
When I see the docs, I get to further explain my pain.
Also, I never say my pain is either a 9 or a 10, I think about it like this. A 10 is the worst pain imaginable, so does my back pain ever feel as bad as say, being burned by a torch? well no. How about getting eaten by a shark, that would hurt really bad, right? So I may be going about this pain scale all wrong.
L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!