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Confoey 2 years so far

Hi everyone, It's sad to hear of everyone's pain. I want to start by saying I wish us all the best and I pray for healing. I had my first spinal surgery Oct 2014. lamonectomy ect from disc s1 to l4.. in June of 2015 I couldn't bare the sciatic and back pain I was still having I was 39.. I am now 41.. my sciatica is still beyond bearable.. I cry everyday.. I've been dry needling twice a week for 9 months.. talk about pain.. it's not acupuncture for sure. I go because I have to believe I will finally heal. my son was 9 and he's now turning 12 on January 31st and his mom is wasting away slowly. I try to have faith and keep a smile on.. I believed the needling at one point was really working ..this is why I stay with the torture of doing it.. I have a lot of areas that need to be loosened up and alot of points that need to be twitched .. a muscle spasm made by the needle to  actually help the counter spasms that are involuntary . . the worst part is the constant tingling ..ice cold foot and the deep pain I still have in my spine. I have 8 screws and 2 bars .. 6 discs removed and replaced with cadaver bone ..silicone ect. I have spinal stenosis arthritis and ostepenisis as well. why can't they figure out why the sciatica is so bad. why can't I heal after 2 years of misery? I apologize  for the sadness you can feel in my comment. I am also sad for you as well. No matter how low our days are remember a nerve can take years to heal. I'm happy for all of you that have healed well. I haven't felt any better since before the surgery. well I did for a minute here and there. like I'll wake in the morning.. stay so still my left foot feels like a plastic bag is over it but it's not ice cold and it's not tingling or no spasms .. I wait as long as I can while my arm is burning from laying on it or my right hip is hurting from being on it all the time. Finally I have to move and all of a sudden it's all back again.. so this is my life and the way I got hurt is ashame.. It wasn't an accident .. I was hurt intentionally by someone else. undeserved.. unappreciated .. I was left with a gift of a walker .. a belly full of fluid.. I will not take pain meds.. well no opioids .  I don't need addiction and pain.. so I live everyday as I am. From a beautiful highly spirited woman to an old bitter happy bratt.. I'm just lost in a vessel of pain and weakness. I was a wood cutter.. that's right a woman lumberjack. now I live on a check and lost everything I have worked for.. I wish I never had the surgery.. maybe I'd of had pain but the second one I think the dr took a little to far with tearing me apart and humpty dump ty didn't get put back together right. If anyone has suffered with sciatica ore than 2 years and did get better....plz give me hope and let me know. I need hope. 1 in 20 don't get better. some I've read took 3 years . I have a year left or more than that if we count from surgery number 2.. I hope and will think of u all.. I sacrafice my pain for you.. I hope we all become well enuff to live.. I feel like a.burden. so I overdue than I can't do anything at all.. I need to smile and laugh again. plz tell me someone healed after waiting so long. I also fear they are going to have to reopen me again.. with love.. and care.. Hollie Confoey


  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Hollie - Do you really believe that 72 sessions of "Dry Needling" with little to minimal relief is the answer??
    Maybe its time to start with a fresh set of doctors eyes. If your against medication then other alternatives would include SCS or a pain pump. You need additional medical opinions.

    With Concern,

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