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Anyone heard of this before???? 3 Herniated disc lumbar but pain in my thoracic T7

Linda-woodupicLLinda-woodupic Posts: 2
edited 04/24/2015 - 8:40 PM in Chronic Pain
About 4 yrs ago this started..... Let me start by saying I am 56 yr old in what I believe great shape, not over weight 146 pounds 5"7.... anyways, was having pain when I would stand at the kitchen to cook a long dinner like Thanksgiving dinner... it was in my lumbar area.... so what I would do is just sit and rest & I would be fine.... then about a yr or 2 later... I noticed something was happening to my left leg, it was going numb...the left side of my leg went numb along with the top of my foot & half of my toes...I could feel the top half only on my toes.... then the last 6 months or so I notice that while I stood at the stove to cook dinner the middle part of my back T7 would hurt like hell.... after about 30 mins. so I wen to the doctor this time & she had me do an MRI on my lumbar. When I went back to her she said "OMG! you need surgery, you have 3 herniated disc in your lumbar that need to be fixed...I said ok lets get it fixed!... about a week later my A?C went out & I was going around the house checking a/c vents & when I went to one. I felt like someone stuck an arrow thru me, I feel to the floor for about an hour couldn't get up, finally after 4 hours and knowing there was something wrong my husband brought me to the hospital. They gave me drugs & sent me home. After that I can not stand or walk or sit for more then 5 mins at the most now.... I called the surgery right away & he got me in & had me do an MRI on my thoracic (where it is hurting) I got the results yesterday.... now this is the kicker... He said that the thoracic looks fine.... They feels that the 3 herninated disc in my lumbar are pushing on a nerve going up my spine to the thoracic causing pain in my thoracic T7 now I can't not drive, walk more then 5 mins, stand or sit either... They gave me aepidural yesterday & I have 3 more to get every 7 days....
Has anyone out there had anything like this before or know of anyone that had this before????
Thank you in advance for any thing you can give
Linda Hudson


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