Hi, my name is Ebony. I am 29 years old. I have a diagnosis of a herniated t8 and t9, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and fibromaylgia. I am being sent to a neurosurgeon from my pain managment doctor. I had seen one previously but they wanted to try things like aquatic therapy and chiropractic care first. Lately I have been in quite a bit of pain and I am seeking support from others that deal with these things on a daily basis. I am very scared of getting surgery as I know it can be dangerous. I guess they want to take a piece of my rib and replace my t8andt9 with that. I don't really understand all the details. I am being sent to get a repeat MRI and CT next Thursday and they will put me under IV sedation because the tests are long and I have a lot of anxiety. Thank you for allowing me to join this group. I currently see a pain management doctor, a neurosurgeon, and a rheumatologist to handle my pain.
Ebony M Lowe