Surgery just can't come quick enough for me. I swear my pain level escalates by the minute. I do not know whether the meds just aren't working anymore, whether I am developing hyperalgesia, or what- but it was really a bad time for my doctor to bail.
Right now I am also developing terrible joint pain in my ankles and hips. I have burning pain on my skin all down the back of my legs. I am having days where I am not even up to taking a shower
My back feels really unstable, and makes a grinding noise every time I move. I can't stand or sit up straight without pain, but have to be in sort of a hunched position. I can't bend at all anymore. Luckily I am still walking OK, thank goodness.
But I'm having trouble staying ahead of the pain and my good pain doctor isn't there and I am sad. I am thinking of calling for an appointment with the other doctor and seeing if he is better than the one I saw last time, or talking to my surgeon about taking over pain management until surgery. I am considering asking to go back to the patch. I'd gladly try something else if the doctor had any ideas.
But at the moment, I am about to cry, which is not something I do often just because of pain.