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Pain too much to bear :( pls help
Hello fellow neckies. Trying this post again - Sitting here 1:39 AM in severe pain - narcotic not helping - another sleepless night! I was diagnosed this week with retrolithesis 2mm at C2 (above my 3 level ACDF performed in 2009. (Is this dangerous
- Im concerned) Recent MRI confirmed bones spurs T1-T3. T7-T8 facet hypertrophy and T12-L1 disc space narrowing with a bulge. Migrating disc L1-L2 with extrusion. Report said my disc contents have emptied out into my spinal canal. I love my job (desk) but for the past 2 months I have been having severe anxiety and get irritated so easily and managing my pain / emotions have become impossible and I am normally not like this! This has taken over my life. I never thought I would ever want surgery again but I have become desperate to stop this debilitating pain! My appt with pain mgt is Mar 7th and it cant come soon enough. Epidurals, burning the nerves, etc. been there. I know someone is out there that can offer an encouraging word.
My poor husband cleans and cooks - he sees my face every day when I come home from work. I have always pushed myself to be strong but this pain is completely taking over my life - if my doc says "lets cover this up with an epidural" one more time I will scream. Im telling him I need this fixed. Anyone have this type diagnosis? What were your doctors suggestions? Thank you