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I'm new to all this, Im 29 and just diagnosed.
I have been in pain the last 2 or 3 years. I was already going through a hellish round of surgeries due to Poly-cystic Ovary disease. So when the Pain started at the very top of my thigh we thought it was from all the surgeries or from another cysts. Well I finally had a full hysterectomy and my abdominal pain was greatly reduced. But the pain in my Thigh remained.
It was not severe just nagging and would pop up when I over did it. I mentioned it to my Doctors a few times but over all it was not a huge concern. Then 6 Months ago it began to gradually worsen. I went to my Doctor but she acted as if I was a drug seeker. So I went home discouraged.
I waited 4 months. All the while buying pain pills off the streets.I was chewing 800 mg of Motrin 3 times a day, Aleve and Tylenol in between. I finally began to fall, and was experiencing numbness and tingling in my right leg. So I changed doctor and went in and cried my eyes out to her.
She told me it sounded like nerve pain, and sent me for a Xray and then a MRI. The Mri scared the Radiloigist so much he called my Doctor right away. The Phone was ringing before I ever walked into the door at home.
The Proclamation is a very large very severe right sided herniation at T12 L1.It is pressing on the nerves that are for the right leg , inguinal region aka pelvic almost over to the hip. The Doctor told me all she can do is manage my pain and send me to neurosurgery.
I see 2 different Neurosurgeons on the 8th of February. I hedged my bets and scheduled with two different hospitals in case one cant or wont help me.Meanwhile I have been busily looking up information. Most of what Im finding is people who were injured in a traumatic way and received treatment asap. I'm not finding people who suffered for years or even months like I have.
So hopefully I can connect with a few other people here on Spine health so we can all help each other through this.
Thanks for Reading