its my first time writing in this forum ,literally feeling so good ,i can tell every detail still nobody will get bored .i am 41 ,married ,mom of 3 .i am asian .feel very lonely ,dont have n family in USA except my husband ,dont have health insurance ,i am stay at home mom ,i used to be very active mom but now quality of life is definitely got worse . after almost a year of off and on pain episodes in 2015 ,last feb 2016 i got up one early morning with terrible pain in my left side neck.shoulder and arm pain and also numb arm ,i went to a doctor she right away put me on medal pack plus pain killers and send me in for MRI,which showed multiple level cervical disc herniations and narrowing of spinal foramina .
was refffered to an Ortho-spine doctor ,who got another MRI with a lil different results ,he told me to start doing physiotherapy for six weeks plus FLEXIRIL and TRAMADOL .
things got worse ,then i found a acupuncture plusMD ,went to him and did 8 weeks of acupuncture ,initially thought it was helping in getting better but later i felt i was adding to the pain i had steadily.
he did my EMG test ,and diagnosed Acute Radiculopathy ,still pain pain pain .i have 3 kids ,a set of twins and a little one 3 year old who needs me almost every time ,well then i went back to orthopedic surgeon who prescribed Pain management ,got an injection in my neck ,but my pain got terrible ,i gave it time but still in 2 weeks after i was in terrible condition .i have no help here in usa except my husband ,he has a 5 day job ,my kids going to school
i had ADCF at c6/7 level on august 3 2016 .felt better right after my surgery ,pain was controlled may be because of lots od meds .did physical therapy for 6 weeks .weaned off stronger pain meds strong meds ,and around 4 months after started having pain ,my blood pressure was getting very high i was told may be its pain causing it all .so now a lot of pain in my left arm and shoulder and neck
.today went to see my surgeon and again he could see lots of swelling around my shoulder and all .he put me on medal pack .
wanted to know if someone is going through same situation .my husband i feel is really tired of me now:(.so no emotional support at all feeling terrible:(