Hi everyone, my name is brittany and im a 23 yr old female going on my 2nd mircodisectomy in 9 months and 2 days exactly. Well at 21 i was diagnosed with 5 herniated/bulging disc in lumbar spine and degenerate disc disease as well in lower back. L4-L5 and L5-S1 are the 2 serious disc in my back that i justtt had surgery on Jan 2 2008 and they both have the disc disease. Well the weird thing is, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS HAPPENED!!!!
Well im literally a mess, i have been in the doctors office since i was 18 and got diagnosed with endometrirosis, then diabetes [type2], then TMJ, then ovarian cysts, then the herniations throughout spine, degenerate disc disease, and some mild osthroarthritis in lower back
well i've had 3 surgeries to get rid of endo, and this causes so much pain, and can cause lower back pain. My gyno told me theres no way the endo can be causing this extreme of pain, so ordered MRI's and found oout about my back. I did PT and pain management with epideral steriod injections that did nothing but make my bloood sugar go REALLY HIGH and had to be put on diabetes meds.
Well the first surgery i did on spine, i thought went well until 1 month after recovery i started to notice the pains again and my surgeon said it was normal but i knew something was wroong again. Well the pain just started to get mooreee and moore intense and i needed new MRI's.........
well i find out the 2 disc he did surgery on were still herniated, and also my neck started to really boother me along with my arms...turns out i have bulgiing disc at C5-6. i have yet to get to mid back yet and kinda scared tooo!!!
Well the surgeon treated me horrible after my surgery like i should be perfect even witth the neew MRIS showing that it didnt woork. All i did was cry in his office bc of all the pain im in and he basically told me i was nuts!! I wentt and got second opinion and now im doing surgery Sept 4 2008 on the same disc. Even though i justt went through this surgery a couple of moonths ago, im so scared and stressed.......I JUST WANT TO BE NORMAL AGAIN!!! i know i wont ever feel the same but i just want to have a life again. I've been disabled this past year and filing for SSDI bc of my future.
Well thanks for listening to half of my story. I look forward to speaking with some people who have been experinciing these problems so they could possibly answer some ?'s of mine that i would like to knoow that doctors cant explain. Thanks again, Brittany