So some of you will remember various posts of mine in the past.
A brief (or not so brief) summary is:
I woke up in the morning one day in October 2000 in more pain than I had ever felt in my life.
Over a few months I was finally diagnosed with having ruptured two discs (the L4-L5-S1) and each was pushing on a nerve, one down each leg...
In 2003 I was no longer able to deal with the pain, and had my lumbar fused at the L4-L5-S1.
Things were great for a yearish.
Then pain started coming back slowly getting worse.
I started back on pain medication.
I went to a doctor and was told they couldn't see anything new. I went to a chiropractor for a few months, and did physical therapy for a few months, both told me the same thing, there was something underlying that they hadn't found or the shots/pt should have helped... I shouldn't still be getting worse. Both mentioned that it could be scar tissue trapping the nerves or pulling and pushing in places they shouldn't be.
I went to a pain doctor who only did shots, and after 4 rounds of more than 20 shots each, I was told they were nerve blocks and trigger point injections. Well, of course I got no relief. Same thing - I should be feeling pain relief, something had to be causing problems that couldn't be seen. He warned me that getting operated to remove the scar tissue would probably create more problems than it would fix, they could very easily make it worse, and the scar tissue would come back worse.
So I got a new PCP - she's awesome.
My new PCP signed me up for pain management from a doctor who booked me three months out (as the first availible). I got a call a week prior and told they were no longer taking new patients and wouldn't see me.
In december I had weight loss surgery, with the hopes of less weight meaning less pain.
Since the surgery the pain has gotten worse, even with me being sixty pounds down my pain has worsened.
I had a CT scan done last week, and was told afterwards that my doctor would have the results in by the end of the day (it was done around 3pm)... my thoughts prior to the new CT were - I'm screwed either way. If they find a new cause I've hurt my back worse, if they don't what's making it worse. Either way I'm dealing with more pain.
I'm waiting for my doctors office to get back to me on the new pain doctor, and results of the CT. I was happy/scared about
the fact I was told the results would be given ASAP to my doctor. Normally I'm told a week.
So here is a question... do any of you have scar tissue issues from a surgery that are bringing back the pain? If it turns out that they can't find anything else wrong, what are the chances it's scar tissue? I'm looking for any advice, or ideas. All I know is that my pain is getting worse, and quickly, and I HATE the idea of more pain meds, but seeing as how what I have is barely working I don't know any other way to handle it.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)