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Tired of waiting

Jaws650JJaws650 Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All!
I don't post often, but I just need to vent a little to someone who can probably relate. I finally decided to go the sugery route, and I'm just tired of waiting and of being in pain. It just seems that for every appointment for every time I need to see someone it's at least a month or better. It did take me awhile to resort to surgery. So I guess after deciding that Things seem to go pretty slow. Mabey it's just cause I'm still sore from the discogram on the 28th.

Thanks For listening though!


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 1,033
    Hey Jaws,
    I understand your feeling as I am one that like to get things going when I make a decision. But if it's one thing I have learned through all my medical issues is patience. Not only the patience waiting for the surgery but the patience of the recovery process. Not over-doing it so you ruin the work done by the surgeon and putting yourself through more pain and an extended recovery.
    Good luck to you and take care,
  • We all understand your flusteration. When you are in pain it seems to take forever to get the treatment you need.
    My spine problems started with a ruptured disc. All my pain was in my leg, not my back. I was in agony!! It took 5 looong months for Doctors to figure out what was wrong. They would give me a pill and tell me to come back in two or three weeks!! I was on crutches and I knew a pill was not going to help and I told the Doctor it was not. It was going to take more than that. I would be sent off with yet another pill!! The pain started at my hip and went down my leg to my ankle. You can imagine my flusteration.
    I now have permanent nerve damage due to scar tissue from two surgeries I have had at the same place on my spine. I have not had a pain free day in years.
    Hope your surgery goes well and cures your problems.
    Best of luck
    Patsy W
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  • I was the same as you, pain for 10+years, getting worse and worse, I turned down surgery for about 5 years, then I decided to go for it, the 4 months I had to wait seemed like forever. Now, I wish I had waited a bit longer, because my financial issues would not be as bad if I had waited even 2 weeks. I was denied SSDI because of 2 weeks (supposed to be able to go back to work 2 weeks before the 1 year mark disability requires)

    Good luck! >:D<
  • Once you're scheduled for surgery, the wait seems to be even longer and dragged out. I went through the same thing with both my surgeries, and felt like I had to jump through hoops to have it.
  • Thanks All, I'm glad of knowing there's a place you can always go to and everyone knows just how ur feeling. Only another month to talk to the Doc about my discogram. And another ect... lol

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