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edited 12/07/2014 - 4:12 PM in Recovering from Surgery
I had back surgery 9/25/14. Disc removal of L4-S1I am still in alot of pain about 7-9 throughout the day. I started PT a cpl weeks ago but the pain is still terrible my lower back hips and legs (both) are in severe pain. I'm trying to stay positive but it's getting hard. I feel like I can't do anything for long periods of time. I have been out of work since Jan 2014 and I have a 13yr old son. I got hurt at work I'm a CNA not only did my back get messed up but also 2 disc in my neck. I have had epidural, nerve blocks and facet injections in lower back and neck with little relief. Now that I've had the back surgery I feel that I'm in worse pain then before. The surgeon keeps saying it's going to take time to heal but I'm getting worried I'm only a 34yr old female and I've been in pain management for 8months already with the pain medication not really helping. The bad thing is that the neck and right arm also hurt along with numbing of right arm to finger tips I just want to get my life back on tract and get control of this pain without having to take all these pain medications


  • Hello,

    I don't have a solution but I just wanted to let you know I'm a 34 year old mom as well. I had surgery on Dec. 2, 2014 and am waiting to see the results.

    It's so hard to be in pain all day, especially when you have a child and you have to work, etc. I agree that the pain meds didn't do anything. I went to Emergency approx. 7 times in 2 weeks. I learned what a true 10 is on the pain scale (and I've had 3 kids!).

    Do you have a good family doctor? Can you get a second opinion? I live in Canada so our systems might be different (I didn't look at your profile to see where you live.). It must be incredibly frustrating for you, and I'm sorry. I can completely empathize with you.

    I can't tell you how it's going to turn out, but hold on to the thought that it might get better in the future. I spent all of September, October and part of November in my bed completely zoned out on pain medication (and the other meds they give you). During those weeks, I didn't think anything would help. I'm not a negative person at all but I could see how the pain changed me. It takes away your roles - mom, wife, professional, etc.

    But, out of the blue, I got a break and got booked in for surgery early and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works out. Still going through the pains (and I'm super scared to move) so I get it.

    Hopefully someone on here has some better than ideas than me but I'm here for you.

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