I been doing everything in my power to over come this nerve pain. Natural creams along with meds was helping and i seriously thought i was geting beter for a while now. Flare ups were shorter and i was able to get control on it i thought. Now that summer is finaly here i started some small projects around the house. Taking it slow and trying to be some what productive in this life of agony.
Worked on my truck just slowly for short time each day fixing gas leak from fuel line doing everything right not to have to bend just laying flat on my back using my hands so it should not agrivate my nerve pain from lower back. This kind of work is all that i need to keep in good spirit and feel like i can get something done on my own cause i have all the time in the world to do it. 7 years of this nerve pain seems like a lifetime already and each time i think i am beating it and i can put it behind me and i am willing to exept that i will always have mechanical pain and all that. But when nerve pain returns this strong burning, shooting down the leg and nothing will stop it and flare up last 2 days with no releif at all is beyond normal for any human to have to deal with.
I can handle all the pain i have from surgery but i will never learn to deal with this kind of nerve pain. Nerve pain was the only reason for my trial of scs and pain pump which all failed and i been flying solo ever sense . If by any chance who dont know how nerve damage feels from your lower back . Well its like taking a shot to the spine with a .22 gun and having a bullet stuck in your spine hiting the nerve. Spine nerve burns and goes in to your ass and down the legs to your foot and pain is so bad you feel your heart is going to give out from the stress of it if it lasts more then a few hours.
You only have 2 choices. You can go to er and have them sedate you enough for it to calm down or after years of doing this as i have you try to avoid er and do it yourself taking the back up meds such as valium and call it the day and sleep untill its back to waiting around when it will start again. Or you can go have an injection from pain dr and it might help for 3 days if you are lucky or it might make it worse.
You dont mind doing this for maybe a year or 2 thinking this cant last forever and there has to be a cure. Well 7 years later here and no cure and each surgery after the 1st just making things worse just makes a person realise surgery is not a cure for all. Going now on 8 years of nerve pain and another at least 12 years of back pain stick a fork in me i am done. Soon i spent half my life in pain. Does this make me an expert? Hell no, I am graspin for straws trying to find releif to no end like everyone else. I see another neuro july 18th as i dont expect much anymore after seeing so many dr,s who say the same thing as the last 1.
All i know is i already paid my dues and its time for drastic measures to be taken to stop this pissed off nerve thats never going to heal. I think many people confuse depression and pain. I am never the 1 to be depressed by any means but with pain like this you would have to be crazy to say you are happy camper. Person can be happy 1 min and pain can go from 0 to 10 in 30 sec or less and that person will no longer be that happy person. Thats why its called pain,
On that note: i had to re write the marshal tucker song to my own version while playing it on the guitar.
Gona take a freight train. Down in the station I dont care where it goes,
Gona climb a mountain, the highest mountain lord, Gona jump off nobody gona know. Cant you see"". Oh lord cant you see". What this pain lord"". Been doing to me. Cant you see, Oh lord cant you see , What this pain, been doing to me.
Gona find me, A hole in the wall. I am gona crawl inside and die. This relentless pain oh lord, This evil pain lord, Never will say goodbye.
Cant you see, oh cant you see, What this pain lord, Been doing to me.
Cant you see, Cant you see. What this pain lord, been doing to me.
Ok Everyone sing along,,,, Cant you see,,,,,=...................................
Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
2012 scs implant ,