Hi, I'm so miserable because I'm not only recovering from a 2 level TLIF, but now, I have developed shoulder and neck pain that radiates down one arm. This was confusing because it was the same arm with the wrist fracture.
I am immobile until midday, can't move until showering and taking meds. This is not the first time of this tho; Over a year ago a bulge showed up on an MRI; I do have DDD in the cervical, AND thoracic area. Of course it's worse in the lumbar.
I feel old,tired, depressed (will not tell any doctor from bad experiences in past) I deal with it here and have family support. I feel like a cheesy rerun; what's next-that again? tell me something new. I tried to have a sense of humor, and pass it around here. I just don't have it in me anymore. I want to be a normal mom, not a cripple (I've gotten the looks). I have to keep using the walker for now even after this long because I tend to fall. I have a lot of instability (physical :. I'm just tired and and my life is on hold.
Whoever told me to call my neuro stat when I fell down on my back last week; I think it was vic, anyway thank you.
I also missed my appt because of the new issues . I would have found out if I fused or something. How long does that typically take? Does it depend on the person?
Thank you again for reading this; I've been in the dumps and didn't post sooner. I hope that you all have a good and bearable day.