I have been dealing with this severe sciatic nerve pain in my leg for only a month at its worst. Im an outdoorsman, i hunt, fish, hike,camp never stay inside. I have 3 amazing children 9, 5 and 4. Since Dec. 11th ive basically been in the bed. walking kills me, sitting kills me, only laying helps. When I was seeing my Primary DR whom I been seeing since i was 10, im 35 now had no issue giving me whatever pills seemed to work. Been on 10mg percocet every 4 hours, 5mg Valium every 6 hours and gabapanton and naproxen.
Refered me to Ortho surgeon, did mri found herniated disk L5S1, microdisectomy jan 20th. He only has me taking the 10mg oxy every 8 hours and the pain in almost unbearable and stopped my valium. I tried explaining I have low pain tolerance and high tolerance to all meds, he can confirm with my long time Dr im not just a drug seaker. he seems not to care about the pain and its frustrating, and worries me how he will treat me after the surgery. I am lucky that my primary Dr had said once I have surgery and feel that i dont need the meds please come see him so he can taper me off and help with any withdrawls because he is sure dependance has developed.
It kills me not being able to be outdoors. to play with my children whom I love so much. to be in non stop boarder line unbearable pain that the surgeon seems not to care. Missed going to all the Christmas gatherings cause I needed to be in bed. Missed New years Eve celebrating because I was in a MRI machine at 10pm. Surgery is the 20th and my birthday is the 21st, what a way to spend it.
Sorry for the long winded rant, im just so lost and everyone i try to talk to about being in pain and depressed about being laid up just think im whining but they have no idea the true amount of pain i am in
I feel so alone!!!