Hi folks. I'm back. Finally found a Neurologist/Pain Management doctor who listens and reviews ALL the materials. CT's, MRI's etc. In layman's terms he told me what I already knew. That my back is a disaster from T-12 down to S-1 and that I am a candidate for surgery. What I did not know is that I also need a right hip-joint replacement. That one kind of took the wind out of my sails. I'm not so sure about that one. He told me he saw something in a regular X-Ray and when they did the CT of my back he had also ordered a scan of the hip joints. I guess when you live, work and play hard most of your life your chassis starts to break down. That's too bad because at 60 years old...my heart, mind, soul and spirit are still young and strong. Even though I'm on meds for pain I still have to fight the severe pain 24/7.
There's a psychological side to this also. Mentally you can fight your pain. You decide how much space you let it rent in your head. You tread through the times the pain says stop and you make yourself walk on. It's not that easy but, it's not impossible and it takes practice. But if you just try. Give it time to start working. I'm living proof that it works. Let your living be proof too.
Patrick J. Skadowski