So I saw my old spinal doc today -
Had fusion in 2000 L4 L5 S1 - was given a new back - I cant tell you how grateful I was and after 3 weeks recovery pain was GONE - God should bless this surgeon - - UNTIL
11 years later - back hurts - i blow off hell its nothing like I dealt with prior to surgery in 2000 - and I am getting old been diagnosed with fibro - 12, 13, 14 years later arthritis doc says go see the back surgeon - na na I will wait - 2014 - see back surgeon get an mri - stenious L3 - sent me to physical therapy - 100 times worse - now cant get out of bed. Been on Morphine 15 mg for fibro pain for over 4 years - has not helped at all with back pain or spasms - ortho doc will give me nothing because some program tells him I get morphine - so I guess its Jack or Teq or what ever I can get on the streets at this point - at least until I get out of pain
MRI you can actually see in the where disc is pinching nerve (more like crushing)- after 2 weeks of bed rest and a new mattress and no PT - can at least walk - but my weight has piled on -
Now scheduled for fluoroscopically guided spinal steroid injection next month - that doesnt work he wants to remove all my existing hardware (l4, l5, s1) and re fuse l3, l4, l5 and s1.
- I just dont know if I am up to going thru all that again - yes I am going to another surgeon for a second opinion - really am scared about this
Decided that I am gonna go on a diet, excercise more and loose the excess 60 pounds first = smoke some and cry till I get thru it