For those that do not know i have been being treated for ostemylitis and discitis for the last 6 months. Long story short I am changing pain Drs and needed all Mri's and such for the appointment. I have almost all my medical records except from one hospital. I ordered my records and picked them up this weekend. Imagine my surprise when glancing over the records there is a mri from 2009 that showed chronic disc infection at l5-s1. Nothing was done, I was never told. The Dr that ordered the Mri did question why I had lost 40lbs at the time ( big sign of infection). I was told by this Dr there was nothing else he could do for me, by the way this is the Dr that did way too many steroid injections on me. His nurse is the one that pulled me aside and told me to tell him no more, that I have had way too many injections then allowed. He then sent to me a chronic pain Dr. So I have to wonder, is this why I have felt so bad for years. Why didnt someone catch this including my family Dr.? Lesson to all, be proactive in your care. Get your records, learn your disease. I always get copies of my test but for some reason I didnt for this Mri or I would of insisted it be investigated. We put our faith in Drs that are overworked due to huge patient loads, long hours , and I must not forget to add the fighting on a daily basis our Drs do on our behalf with insurance companies.