I feel like Im in limbo with all of my doctors. I went and had my injection appointment today with the pain management clinic. They don't do the medication appointments and the injection appointments together, which I didn't know. Now I have to wait till Jan 20th. I just got accepted for insurance, so I had to change my PCP because my old doc doesn't accept the insurance I have now. I cant afford to spend the 100 to go see him again out of pocket, So Im waiting for an appointment with my new PCP to refill my meds until I can get into my medication appointment at the pain clinic. This process is just frustrating. I expected to be in more pain with the injections for a couple days, and I am. I can't take time off work because of Christmas. I am in tears halfway through my shifts. I went from working out all the time, to pushing myself to make it through my work shifts at 35 years old. I have osteoarthritis (DDD), with bulging discs in every region in my lumbar spine, with spinal stenosis, The neurosurgeon suggestion a 2 level spinal fusion, which Im trying to put off because I thought all this other stuff would help. If its not soon, I'm just going to schedule the surgery. I cant do this anymore. Does anyone else feel like they are in limbo??? Thank you for listening.
Bulging discs T12-L3
Annular Tears with Disc Extrusion L4-S1
Moderate Central Canal Stenosis
Moderate Foraminal Stenosis
Enlarged Facet Joints/Ligaments
L4-L/5 PLIF with cages, rods, screws 2/15