sorry I haven't been on in a while, I was trying to sort some things out.
Gwennie, I know you were scheduled for another surgery this month, is it done, either way, how are you holding up. I have been thinking of you often.
All of my other spiney friends, please let me know how you are.
A few weeks ago I called my surgeon regarding stronger pain meds after starting PT (which has been making me a bit stronger,finally, thank God, but the pain is relentless). I was told they didn't script for anything stronger and referred me to pain management. I had that appt and an appt with my urologist today.
The PM doc started me on a Fentnyl patch, and told me to continue using the Norco for breakthrough pain. He also gave me muscle relaxers to use up to 3 times daily as needed. He is going to switch me to Lyrica, but wants to wait a couple weeks so we can watch for side effects and make sure we know what is causing them. He also scheduled me for a l4/5 nerve block on Tuesday 3/9. I am a little nervous about that.
We are hoping to get me back to sleeping in my bed, at this point I cannot because I cannot get out of bed after laying down for 5 minutes.
I see my surgeon on Wednesday 3/10, I think he is going to do another ct myelogram, but maybe not since the PT is helping, slowly, we'll see.
My disability lawyer has sent paperwork to SS and SS has already begun contacting my physicians, my PCP told me at an appt last Monday. My anemia blood work was much better, but I need to have an EGD for severe GERD that requires prescription strength Prilosec, just a precaution.
My urologist did a test today and wants me to schedule the next on, it needs a pre-cert. He thinks it is from "spasicity of the bladder"?? the next test should confirm, if it is, there is medication for it. Woo Hoo no surgery.
I found some Girl Scout cookies for sale today and stocked up, love the somoas and tag-a-longs, yum yum yum.
I hope you all are improving,
God Bless and keep you,