I have posted on here before as I was planning on trying for a baby. I have degnerative disc disease in my lower back along with multiple bulging discs however there is one badly bulging and that is l5/s1.
About 8 weeks ago I had to go to emergency dept in the hospital due to getting numbness in the saddle area and toilet issues. I passed the test they gave me as I had enough function to go to the toilet but was ordered an MRI.
this was done 2 weeks ago.I spoke to the hospital and the consultant left me a message to say that from an emergency point of view nothing was needed however I needed to be sent to a back specialist and my gp would do this. So I rang my gp today and even though the MRI was sent to them a week ago they had not received it. So I rang the hospital to get them to fax it over.I have to wait to Tues before I can speak to a dr.
I feel like I'm being tortured cause I know that something is wrong but I already know I have back problems I just don't know if they have got worse. It is incredibley frustrating waiting so long for results. I am grateful its not an emergency though.
Hate having to brace for good/bad news. Also all plans for getting pregnant have been put to a halt.
I live with chronic pain and only have had one more episode of numbness since going to the emergency department. I get that they need to warn you about the numbness in the saddle area because its an emergency but to not let me know my results of my mri to explain why it has happened is so annoying.
i know its just the way the system works and everything but it seems unfair to me.its been 8 weeks since these symptoms have started.Hate dealing with back pain so young I am 29.
Sorry for the long rant and if you got this far thanks for listening.