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Just so tired of it

Tired of the pain,suffering,misery and everything that goes with being afflicted with chronic pain. I have been coping with chronic pain since 2004, I've had discectomy l4 and l5 as well as a spinal cord stimulator implanted in my back for then area.
Spinal stenosis,annular tears.,bulging disc,arthritis,herniated disc and Scheuermanns disease which my surgeon states he will not operate on until I am totally disabled due to seriousness of surgery and recuperation time. I am 50 years old and have been coping with back pain since I was 18 and diagnosed as chronic 9 years ago. I have stopped working and applied for SSD as the pain has become too much my doc has me on Fentanyl 75 and oxy 10 4 times a day for break through as well as muscle relaxers, anti inflams, anti depressants, lyrica for nerve pain. Most days I don't know what day it is the side effects are horrible from all the mess. I just want to treated and healed if possible and not just medicated as being medicated just is not the answer. I am so tired of being in pain I just want it all to end. Is that too much to ask for?
Tom mooney


  • It's not too much to ask for, you just have to keep on fighting. How many doctors have you seen? You should consider getting more opinions on your case, it might turn out to be much more serious than it is. I can't really give you advice on this one, just try to protect your back as much as you can and don't lift heavy weights. I've gone through back pain aswell, but it wasn't as bad as yours. Hope you'll get better!

    Regards, Kate.
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