I am not even sure where to start here? I have had back issues for years now so i guess I will give a little history perhaps someone else has gone through this and may have some advice.
I had surgery in July of this year, I had a double disketomy as well as a Laminectomy. I had 2 hernatied disks L4L5 & L5S1 as well I had Coda Equina. I have DDD as well as foot drop as a result of my sciatica so my left foot and part of my leg are always numb and i am unable to lift my left foot off the ground, I have to get a special brace made to assist with walking, I current walk with a major limp. It took a long time for me to be taken serioursly by Doctors because I am only 37 most did not beleive that I could be in that much pain. I have been dealing with pain issues since I was in my 20's.
Anyway, to make a long story short as mentioned I had surgery in July and for the fist little while I really did start to feel better, My pain seemed to be all but gone and I started to feel like I was going to be able to lead a somewhat normal life. That quickly faded away and now I am living in constant pain again, I get bad spasms, sciatic issues again, jolting pain that comes and goes and when it comes its like I am getting shot or stabbed in the back is the only way I can describe it, it almost knocks me to the floor sometimes. Constant ache and muscle pain ect.. ect..
I have come to the conclusion that my surgery just simply did not work as I suppose it should have. I have to take pain meds everyday and they barely work and I have to fight with my family doctor to get them, as I know he is not taking my pain level seriously enough and doesn't want me to take anything? I am currently on Lyrica 150 mg twice per day and Percocet for break through pain 2 tablets up to 8 times per day which is just nuts and still my pain level is constantly an 8 out of 10 most of the time. My Doctor recently tried to switch my medication to Dilaudid and I did not like that at all, just made me feel doppy all the time so back to the percocet and feeling like a drug addict when I ask for more.
Not sure why I am even posting this to be honest, Just hoping someone out there has gone through this and will tell me that one day things will get better.
I am a married father of 2 amazing children and it hurts my soul that I am not able bodied enough to keep up with them, I can't run, or jump or build stuff with them.
I have done all the therapies and everything the doctors have told me to and I feel like I am right back at the begining again.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post - I appreciate any advice or input you may have