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Pierre6PPierre6 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Depression and Coping
I won’t go into my entire story (similar to most on here) but will rather tell you what’s going on. I will just say that right now I am having a heck of a time dealing with myself. I had cervical fusion 2 years ago and had lumbar discectomy 6 days ago. Like most people with back problems I have researched, asked questions, and prayed prior to my surgery, empowering myself with the necessary knowledge. The fraternity that is the bad backers has no rival in being educated on their ailments I had been having terrible sciatica for the past two years and finally got my neurosurgeon to consent to cutting on me again, after PT, meds, and injections didn’t work. I know that some people’s response to the surgery I just had can be pretty dramatic, quickly as well as frustratingly slow. I knew this!!! And yet, the human element that is hope interceded and I really felt like I’d have dramatic relief, pretty soon. Gotta love hope. The actual has gone like this: day 1, felt good, not much pain in the leg or butt, day 2 some tingling in the foot returned but still felt good, day 3 didn’t even have to take pain meds but more tingling in the foot, day 4 intense burn in foot some burning in butt, more intense as the day goes on, day 5 consistent intense burning in foot and butt, feel no different from pre surgery, day 6 same as day 5, cannot sit down. I have been a good balance between positive and realist in my life but I feel myself sliding right now. I just don’t know how to be up about this when a week out I feel as bad as I did before. I’m not asking for a miracle but gosh, I cannot even recall what it felt like not to feel like this anymore….



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