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synovial cyst & spine fluid L4 & L5

Hi I'm 47 & had MRI which confirmed excess fluid on L4 & L5 bulged into spinal canal & synovial cyst which is causing sciatic pain in right buttock & leg
I'm due to see specialist on 25th April for my first visit
I'm doing swimming pool excersize advised excersize stretches 
Taking so many pain killers, that I'm not able to drive or work I even struggle carrying a small shopping bag, I'm now almost housebound
The pain is so bad :( I'm worrying that my first specialist opointmant that I will just get fobbed of? What will happen as I'm doing physio & all recommended excersize which are not work & it's serous effecting my quality of life
Gone from being active working full time
To housebound mostly doped up on pain medication . Will operation be offered ? X
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    hello dianeno!
    welcome to spine-health
    please click on link for helpful information!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Hello...
    It sounds very good that you are going to see specialist!
    If you check out...FAQ...(found to click on the right side of page)...under medical information, you will see some helpful links as to how to prepare for this appointment..ex..what to bring, some questions you may want to ask.

    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • dianenodianeno doncasterPosts: 54
    Hi thank you I will have a look & try find the FAQ having trouble finding them on my phone
    Thank you for responding :)
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    I can so relate to the difficulty of carrying even small small shopping bag, as you said.
    My legs just give out. Doctor explained how and why it happens with my spine situation..although I cant recall all he said.

    But I bought myself one of those little carts with handle to wheel from my car and  into my home all my packages from any kind of shopping.
    Just one of many little adjustments I've had to make to expand my world while living with chronic pain.

    I wish you the best when seeing your spine specialist!
    Please keep us posted!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • dianenodianeno doncasterPosts: 54

    Hi thank you and although its painfull its a comfort to be able to hear from other people who also have the same problem
    Yesterday my doctor didnt sign my pain perscriction i almost had a breakdown!! I was lucky to get an emergency doctor to provise pain relief! It was a mistake by my doctor & will be sorted out today
     
    Im doing my stretchs as advised & it seems to be getting worse, maybe my cyst  is growing ?

    If im in cobstant pain i hope the specialist will act fast! As this constant pain is getting worse & i have no quality of life, im struggling with everthing & feel totaly hopless 

    I just want to find out how long this severe pain will last before the hospital help

    How do i know what they have to do
    The internet says for someone who suffers as i do, they must act quickly and yet here i am with no idea on when i will get a pain free hour atleast so i can atleast have a good sleep ?? 
    Savage said:

    I can so relate to the difficulty of carrying even small small shopping bag, as you said.
    My legs just give out. Doctor explained how and why it happens with my spine situation..although I cant recall all he said.

    But I bought myself one of those little carts with handle to wheel from my car and  into my home all my packages from any kind of shopping.
    Just one of many little adjustments I've had to make to expand my world while living with chronic pain.

    I wish you the best when seeing your spine specialist!
    Please keep us posted!

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  • dianenodianeno doncasterPosts: 54
    Thank you for the tips :smiley:" alt=":smiley:" height="20" />  I have my food shopping delivered as even small walks around are to difficult at the moment 

    I seriously need to cut down on my eating as the pounds or KGS are creeping on fast!

    If I had £2000 spare then I could pay privately & get injection pain relief although I don't have this so have to wait being on the NHS 

    Are you guys in the USA ? I'm from England rainy land lol

    I have telephoned the hospital again to ask if I can be seen earlier than the 25th
    They said no! As although my high pain relief isn't working I'm still not an emergency 
    The pain is excruciating 

    If it was my dog I would take him to the vets and if they couldn't cure if then they would put him to sleep, as I'm or we are humans then we have to wait and scrape through each day in pain :neutral:" alt=":neutral:" height="20" /> 
  • dianenodianeno doncasterPosts: 54
    Hi & thank you for responding
    I don't go shopping now, just little excersizes as advised I'm on morphine also now as the pain is so severe
    They are making me wait in pain I have pain injection 8th June but that may not work
    I'm sure my cyst has grown ?
    So fed up & feeling low 
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