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Im am so frustrated

iowarobiniiowarobin Posts: 1,268
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:33 AM in Depression and Coping
~X( I had my 2 level PLIF seven months ago. I have been on fentanyl patches since pre surgery and have been trying to wean off meds. Sothis is the second time I have gone down on patches. Well its not working. My pain level is at an 8 with the patch and oxycodone 30 mg evey 4 hours. I feel like I am not getting better. I have this tumor thing hanging over me, and still have remnants of pnuemonia. I slept like 16 hours Sat. I cant walk far, hurts to much. I called ortho to see if I could get in today. Back pain from hip all the way to rib cage. This is new. Think I did something, therefore the call. Cant take much more. I am on antidepressants and have been for a couple years or so. They are helping, just needed to vent. I am so sick of hurting. I am supposed to be getting better. Cant a girl catch a break? :''(


  • I'm sorry to hear you're still having so much pain. Did the Surgeon say he was going to remove the tumor or what do they do about it? I hope you feel more pain relief and it's normal to get frustrated. You will get through this and it's okay to vent here. I'm sure I speak for many others we're here for you. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad. You've been through a lot, and have every right to be frustrated and vent. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
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  • I can understand the frustrations . I am sure not like you have had. I had taken Lexapro a medicine for depression for over 3 years. I understand the depression side of it too. I will pray for you .

  • Just sending you a >:D< hug and a shoulder to cry on. If you get in to see the ortho, I pray that he's attentive to your needs and can provide some relief. There is no doubt that you've been through the ringer and deserve a BREAK!

    Sending you comforting and healing thoughts,

    Take care,

  • Hi Im Debbie and am new to the site however feel your pain and frustration I am 80% bedbound and have been since April. Scheduled for S1L4 laminectomy and fusion in August My nerves are gone so to speak Am post laminectomy S1L5in 1985 and have been disabled sinve 2001 have severe DDD,and DJD I am on Oxycodone,Flexeril.Valium.Celexia and still want to cry all the time My thoughs and prayers are with you and we all need to hang in there justa little while longer at least thats what they tell me
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  • I'm so sorry to hear you're in such pain. You need to get relief from the pain and then go from there with adequate control. As I'm sure you know, unrelenting pain causes a person to tense up and hurt worse so before you can lower your pain medication you need to have at least temporary relief from the pain. You definitely need to break the pain cycle so your body can relax and regroup, so to speak. I hope your doctor can help you achieve that! >:D<

    2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled
  • you can see by the way people are posting for you that we all care for you. if we can only get you headed in the right positive healing direction. i'll be thinking in a positive way about you and one of these days youll be back on course. thinking of you...
  • you can see by the way people are posting for you that we all care for you. if we can only get you headed in the right positive healing direction. i'll be thinking in a positive way about you and one of these days youll be back on course. thinking of you...
  • I am so sorry to hear that you are going through all of this, you're right, when can you catch a break??!! I hope that you get to see your ortho soon, and get some answers and help. I also hope that you kick this pneumonia thing, it's been way too long!!! Until then, sending you some strawberry rhubarb pie to tide you over, and bring a smile!!! Feel better soon!!!!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • Thanks for the love, I can really feel it. I go to ortho tomm at 10. I hope he can find something that is causing all this pain. I will update when I get home, but again thanks. Everyone here has been so good to me though all of this. It makes me feel so warm inside. Talk to ya tomm...Nighty Night
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