While Ive been sitting here for a few weeks waiting for my "Plasma disc decompression" procedure scheduled for 7/14 , Ive been getting much worse. On monday , I'm gonna have to call the doctor for the big guns of pain meds (whatever that may be, hopefully morphine?? I need it!! ). AFter taking ultracet and aleve for the last 5 months, they are no longer working. I had read on these forums how people have trouble sleeping at night because of their pain, and for the first time, Im in that category too. I cant find any head position that doesnt start hurting witin a few seconds. Same goes for my right thigh. Im constantly moving positions. Theback of my right buttock and thigh is acting up with a odd feeling that is hard to describe, almost like the feeling you get right before a leg cramp occurs. Really strange sensation. I also have issues below the waste including urinary creep and my sphincter contracting randomly. Both these symptoms only occur when my back and neck are acting up, mainly at nights. When my back is soemwhat better in the day, I dont have any of these symptoms. What is frustrating is that the doctors, including the 2nd opinion neurologist think these below the waste symptoms are altogether seperate issues. But I am 100% certain they are related. I can feel it. Further proof that these are not seperate issues is that I went to a urologist who suspected a prostate infection so I went through a course of antibiotics including the mother load antibiotic injection as a precaution when I had my discogram and I still have these symptoms!! Im not going to waste my time and money on more urology tests when I can feel in my body that they are connected to my cervical bulging discs.If these dont clear up after I finally fix my back, then Ill let the urologist dig deeper. I am so perplexed that no other cervies have ever reported these issues. Though the internet is full of info saying they can occur form cervical issues. Also, oddly enough, ever since Ive had this issue, my left ear sometimes gets a cold sensation, like as if there is ice on it.
Lastly, over the last 3 days the joints on the right sides of my hips and the front balls of my feet have been incredibly tender. It hurts to even walk. Ive never ever had these symptoms in my life. Im a athletic 40 yr old. I dont have a frail body, and I always work out. My body is falling apart and its freaking me out. I cant imagine a cervcical issue causing tenderness in the balls of my feet. and I am not going so far as to blame that symptom on my cervies, but maybe its due to my system reacting to the incredible stress and pain I am going through? I wonder if its because Im taking too much aleve's or ultracets? The whole thing is freaky.
Well, if the plasma disc decompression doesnt work, Im taking the first plane to Germany and getting my ADR's. I really cant stand the pain for another 2-4 months while I fight United healthcare to approve a 2 level ADR. I would consider fighting them if the docs can dope me up enough so i wont suffer so much while I wait but then there is the issue of further time in this condition causing possible permanent nerve damage. Besides, i seriously doubt i would win and even if I did, my doctor says they wont do it cause the insurance co's have been coming back to the doctors after the fact and asking for their money back. Yes, they approve the procedure and then later say their approval was a mistake and ask the doctors for their money back. Is that F'd up or what?