My 1st surgery I was 15 back hurt a lot but my leg didn't and I could walk and work. 2nd was when I was 29 hurt but I could walk and I didn't take pills very often and the Dr did not want to give them to me when I did. Now I am 54 and my rt leg from the knee down is numb and have drop foot. I ruptured a disk 3 yrs ago no Ins. No CARE just here are some perscriptions and go find a Dr. Couldn't afford the op and now that damage I have been told is not going away and the pain isn't either. I was lucky enough to find a wonderful Pain Mang. Dr and now take oxy every 4 hours just to function.My wonderful mom passed away on Easter and she left her house to me in Fl knowing I wouldn't be able to work much longer. The pain meds I kept secret from everyone felt ashamed. Dr say I will never get any better its just bad luck and genes and I am stuck taking the meds. Why do I feel like a druggie I need help finding a Dr in Fl near me or How can I find a Dr in a back woods county on Fl that just won't presribe anything stronger then 3 loratabs a day?