Okay so I've posted several times since I've been a member. It's been a while since I've updated so I'll start with a brief history.
At age 22 in June 2011 I had a laminectomy/discectomy of L4/L5
I had 2 epidural injections, 2 nerve root block didn't work so...
At age 23 in June 2012 I had another laminectomy and spinal stenosis correction
Both these surgeries failed and yes, it does happen
In January I found out I was pregnant, I was on b.c. and was told I couldn't have kids (other reasons) so imagine my surprise. I couldn't have any injections done while pregnant so 6 weeks AFTER I had a c-section at 39 weeks I resumed and had 2 more epidural and nerve root blocks- February 2014
Last week I just had a facet joint injection for the first time and it hasn't helped and now my dr wants to refer me back to a neurosurgeon to discuss having a fusion.
I'm 25 years old with a 9 month old little girl and my body is in so much pain all day, every day. I can't walk because I hurt when I stand for more than ten minutes, my hips hurt and I'm almost certain that I have trochanteric bursitis. It hurts when people judge and say that I'm not trying or that I'm not in that much pain. I need some relief for once in the 3 years I've been going through this.
I'm young and I want to do so many things and can't. If I have to have a 3rd surgery I'm terrified it will fail too. Especially a fusion.