So my appointment with the surgeon was this morning, he said there is a 30% chance I may not need surgery, if I wear my back brace all the time while I am awake, use the bone growth stimulator as much as possible and quit smoking.
I have a appointment for the fitting for the brace and stimulator Friday. He said this is what happened, when I ws pulling the lady up at work the screws moved since they were loose and pinched a nerve causing the pain and also loosened the screws more. Which is causing more pain due to the fact that they are moving around more.
He said the cages are grown into the vertebra, but there is no bone surrounding the cages.
I no have a appointment Sept 12th with the pain clinic, no matter what I tell any of these doctors, they don't listen. I want to go to the pain clinic I want the pain controlled I do, but I do not want to be a wright off or disabled the rest of my life. He said if you can get your pain under control you shouldn't have surgery. If I do nothing and take my medicine the pain is there but controlled. I do not want to not be able to do anything, I want to go back to work, I want to be able to go to one of my kids games and not sit in misery.
Another appointment with no answers except do this do that and maybe you will be ok.. maybe you can be on pain meds your whole life.
I know I need to accept what it is and once someone tells me I will, I think lol... I will try to anyway.
No surgery anyway unless I quit smoking. Which oh will be hard, so anyway I asked for something to help me quit and he says you need to go to your regular doctor for that lol ...
How did everyone elses appointments go today I think there were a couple more going.. I hope everyone is well. Have a pain free or minimal day