I am sure I am not alone, but does anyone here ever feel like the doctors are playing hot potato with you. My depression is getting so bad. I finally wrote a letter to my PM doctor as I just felt like I can never really verbalize my feelings to him about how much pain I am in and how it is affecting me. He read it and said I sounded suicidal... Quite the reaction, which I am of course not at all suicidal. I am just exhausted and frustrated.
In the last 4 months I have been from Family doctor to PM doctor who sent me to my neck surgeon who sent me to an "arm" specialist" then to my neurologist who sent me for yet another EMG then back to my Neurologist then to PM doctor who ordered CT scan and I go back to surgeon on Monday. At $50 copay a pop and no one is really doing anything to help me. I just am so discouraged that no one is helping me I just feel completely lost and alone.
How they can just let people suffer like this is beyond me. I type all day at a desk. 9.5 hours. The pain is so very bad, honestly I cannot even focus half the time. I am a single mom with three kids and I really need my job.
How do you all cope? Anything you can share would be so greatly appreciated. You all helped me through my ACDF a few years back and I just know someone here understands how I am feeling. Sometimes you just need to feel like you someone understands.
Last Scan April 2014
MULTI LEVEL DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
CHRONIC ENDPLATE REACTIVE MARROW CHANGES – L3/L4 & L4/L5
CENTRAL DISC PROTRUSION THAT INDENTS THE THECAL SAC PROTRUSION IS 3MM DIAMETER L2/L3
TEAR OF ANNULUS FIBERS WITH SLIGHT BULGING DISC L3/L4
FLATTENING OF THE THECAL SAC L3/L4
LIGAMENTUM FLAVUM L3/L4
FACET HYPERTROPHY L3/L4
SLIGHT BULGING DISC WITH FLATTENING OF THE THECAL SAC L4/L5
SEVERE DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE WITH LOSS OF DISC HEIGHT L5/S1
SLIGHT BULGING DISC L5/S1
LEFT UNCOVERTEBRAL ANTROPATHY C4/C5
LEFT NEUTRAL FORAMINAL NARROWING C6/C7
FACET ANTROPATHY C6/C7
MODERATE TO SEVERE FACET ARTHROPATHY C7-T1