Hi all - thanks for all the advice and experiences you share on a daily basis.
I'm at my wits end with this spine stuff. I cannot get ahead of this pain in my legs! I will have 3-4 good days, followed by crazy pain days. I take my Norco as prescribed, but it doesn't touch the pain - like yesterday and today. I am a non functioning person. I do the whole heating pad/ ice thing, hot showers,etc. don't sit for long stretches.
My ortho's office told me (when I called for more tips on how to treat this better) that "once the nerve pain starts firing there's not much to be done." (From l5 nerve root compression due to a protruding disc and spondylolithesis)
The depression is killing me though. I lash out at my husband who is trying everything in his power to help me. I hate who I've become. Does it get better? How do you cope? I guess I'm just looking for advice or others to share their experiences. I started cymbalta last night in the hopes it would help.
They had originally told me surgery was to happen in January. Due to scheduling issues at the office it's been pushed out until March. I also asked if I could start PT. that starts in two weeks. I apologize for my whining.
Thanks for listening.