hi ya, i need to speak to people who appreciate the pain i am in cause people who dont suffer from nerve pain, dont understand.
i slipped my disc over 10 years, had loads of drugs,physio, epidural injections, and nothing helped. my disc was the L4/ L5, and I suffered from sciatica down my left leg.
Then I was rushed into emergency operation as lost feeling when going to the toilet. My slipped disc burst and was leaking into my spine canal. The pain was terrible and no meds helped.
My surgery was sept 2007. In the eyes of the specialist surgery was a success as I am not incontinent. However as my disc had been sitting on my nerve for so long it was damage and therefore the pain wont get any better.
Some days I feel like I am improving, then other days I feel like I am losing it, my anxiety and depression is hard to control, I am constantly on pain meds which concerns me. I am not allowed strong anti inflam due to a hereditary heart condition. so it is mostly codeine, diazepam.
The only good thing to come out of the last 10 years in my daughter who somehow I managed to carry, However my surgery was just after she was born so probably it did cause added pressure. If I didnt have her I would have given up years ago, she keeps me going. However I cant work, I cant maintain a job, I cant sit for long periods and cant stand for long periods so jobs are hard to come by. Then I fail the medical questionnaires.
This all sounds really depressing, I am trying to be positive about the future, I want to be able to take my daughter to disney, but cant travel at the mo. fingers crossed the future holds less pain for me