I had a spinal fusion L4-5 , March of 2010. Even though my surgeon considers it a success, I have been in constant pain since. I can not sit without morphine & percs. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia afterwards plus a list of 5-6 other muscle & skeletal issues.
My PM doc is wonderful & has tried every medication & injection he knows of over the last 3 years. I finally decided to make lifestyle changes & moved to a warmer state, Texas & am going to change careers since sitting is impossible. My parents(I am 40 & moved in with them temp while I figure my life out) feel very strongly, that if I had weight loss surgery(lap band), my symptoms would improve.(they think they would disappear but lets get real that isn't going to happen). It looks like I just qualify since I have medical issues. They allow ppl with a BMI of 30+ to have lap band but normal overweight ppl have to be 35+. I am thinking I could lose 50-60lbs which would make me very trim. I have tried to lose weight thru clean diet & exercise but with the meds, the weight will not budge. When you are in pain 24/7, a perfect figure is really the last thing on my mind. I am pretty much open to anything that will/could help me pain.
Has anyone looked into this? Any thoughts/opinions?