Just a note to let all know that I'm headed to the ER shortly. Have been awake a good share of the night in severe pain--my leg clear up to my waist hurts and half my leg is numb. Not sure why this sudden acceleration of the pain but I don't have enough or strong enough medication to handle how I feel. When oxycodone wasn't cutting it last night, I found some Dilaudid I'd had left over from my total knee 6 months ago. Thankfully, it takes the edge off the pain so I could sleep for short periods. Didn't want to go to the ER in the middle of the night and was hoping things would be better this a.m. but no such luck. Don't know what I did or what's going on but I think it has something to do with the back brace. Wore it for 3 hours yesterday and was worse afterwards.
Thanks for your support and prayers. May your day be a better one than what I'm having right now!
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