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Babette123BBabette123 Posts: 7
edited 08/11/2014 - 7:45 PM in New Member Introductions
Hi, I posted this on several boards. I went from being a work out queen to chronic pain queen, thanks to doctors. After 1 month from moving, I felt a pull in my back, then weird pain in both legs. Every doc "never heard of pain in both legs". I had mris and all showed spinal stenosis and other problems, yet not one doc would give me a laminectomy, even after trying all options. They all said I was "normal" for my age. I am middle aged but thought I was in great shape, beating my teenage son and all. Almost 6 yrs. of nerve pain I awoke to burning pain in both legs and called 911. All I thought was finally a laminectomy. Turns out this doc cut too much bone and gave me scoliosis, and my spine was collapsing.EDIT I had no recourse to top it off. I had reconstructive back surgery in Dec. 2012. I felt fine after the surgery but then got a fractured neck and more surgery in Feb, 2013. I still felt fine. As time went on, I felt worse. I took a small fall over a wire onto my knees, still not sure if that has anything to do with it. The hardware feels so darn heavy and feels like I can feel it moving as I do. They scraped down bumps on my neck that appeared after the surgery and one still isn't healing. They never put staples, just strips and when I went in, the PA cuts the scab and puts iodine on it!!! I am so fed up. Never have I been this miserable and mad in my life. To top things off, my son who I thought was to stay out west (we came here foolishly b/c of him joining the Navy) goes back east, marries and baby makes 3. My husband also gets sick. I have faith and hope but it is just too much for anyone. We have no one here and can't go back in time, but sure long for those days. I have thought of getting some of this hardware out, it is so heavy, but this surgeon has a great rep but showed terrible after care. I am pretty depressed, I miss NY, but not the cold, miss my son and a grand daughter I never saw. I'm in Az., and never got to enjoy it and have hated all that happened. I was supposed to be seen and this hospital never called nor have they been helpful in many ways. Supposedly, I can't see another doc, unless I pay and can't afford to. I tried walking the past 2 days and felt worse. I know everyone is different, but shouldn't I be getting better? It's over 1 1/2 yrs. has anyone had a similar experience? If you read this thank you, if you respond a big thanks. I have been to several boards and ignored, nothing worse than that. Just looking for opinions. Why so good at first, should I continue to walk maybe every other day, get another x-ray, hardware removed or partially? Thanks in advance


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