I'm really suffering today and can't get stronger meds because my clinic does not prescribe anything other than tramadol. It helps a little but does not touch this kind of pain. They want to refer me to pain management, but I can't pay out of pocket for it. I guess I could go to the ER, but without health insurance I’ll be left with a $4,000 bill. Also, today I had to quit my job because the pain is too high.
I was fine because I was resting, but all I did today was clean the bathroom and my pain shot up... Ah yes, the joys of life...
Left foramina stenosis of L3/L4 (retrolisthesis)
L2-ilaic revision fusion ( loose screws) with a laminectomy at L3 (cage at L3-L4)
(PLIF) -@ L4/ L/5 - S1 (cage at L4/L5)