Palady just start with calling a new GP and making an appointment sometimes a new fresh set of eyes and ears is all you need!!
I really wish you luck as I know you have had so many struggles and remember what i realized yesterday you do have contol over your treatment even if that is just finding a new doc!!! and that can make all the difference in the world.
Take care and I am praying for you as always
Thanks Ry and just so you both know I'm smiling right now just because It feels good to be back in the roll of the nurturer again if only for a mommet hope you both dont mind. I so love talking care of things lol.
As I said you do have the control it is up to us to exercise that contol! dont let your GP or MP doctors make you feel like there is no hope there is always hope!!! and sometimes and answer.
YOU ALREADY have the courage inside you Ry you just need to find it again and I know it can be a daunting thing but it is there and I will pray for you as well and that you both can find a new doctor that will listen and get you both the help you need.
I know that Its always a chance but a chance is always better than not having one at all.
You all have been such a great help to me and I would so love to be able to help you!!
Take care and praying for you Ry can never have to many praying for you and just remember that God says that we 2 or more are gathered in his name it shall be done! There is power in numbers.
Heard from pain management doc today have an appointment tomorrow morn for shots whoo hoo dont even care how scared i am just want some relief. Really hope they work!
Had my injections today this morn and god were they painful he treated my lower back because he said it takes longer to heal and is harder to manage than the neck.
I am in so much pain right now and that is on pain pills as well I cant stand it! has anyone else had this much pain with there injuctions? I can barley move or walk.
Glad to hear you are starting to get somewhere with your pain. I've had so many injections I can't even keep track anymore. It just depends on where the shots are put and what's in them. Injections in joints are probably most painful. Today I got a second set of steroid injections into my Sacroiliac joints. I've been plagued with lower back pain, that radiates into my hips and down the back of my left leg. Pardon the familiarity, but the injection points are just to the side of the top of the butt-crack. It seems like a weird location, but joint pain radiates out through the attached nerves.
For epidurals in the spine and this type of joint injection, the appropriate location has to found using a flouroscope and injected dye(sometimes). Unfortunately, they don't knock you out for these routine procedures. The worse the pain is in the joint, the worse the pain of the injection. My doctor had to keep stopping the injections (I was getting a double dose of steroids), because I was in so much pain I was coming up off the table. My dad could hear me hollering in the waiting room. Epidurals aren't as bad, and they sometimes will give you a little something to relax you. Unfortunately for me, I never got any help from the medication they gave me to calm me down. The epidurals never gave me any relief. The shots I got today do help for a few weeks, then I have to get them redone. I'm hoping for some longterm relief, cuz there's no way I can imagine doing this once a month forever. I've also had steroid injections in my feet for a bone spur and a recurring Mortons Neuroma. Bone spur was not helped at all, Neuroma shot is good for about a year. Basically, it's a crap shoot.
I really hope you get some relief soon.
Thank cranky ry and palady,
As you can quess by my post this late im up and stil in pain. It has tappered off a bit but is still very painful makes the back pain I was having feel like a field trip. If it is not any better tomorrow I will call the doc back.
I did get a little something to help ease and relax me didnt work! I as well Cranky got the injections in my lower back near my but crack and on each side think he stuck me like 6 times and they were painful. I was thinking they were more painful there as there isnt much fat on that point. But I was yelling as well. I asked the doc if it was the bad for everyone and he said usu not. But oh well hurt me like h--- for me!
As for overdoing it not probs with that couldnt get off the couch! and did sleep for about 3 hrs when I got home from the little something they gave me but woke up in some serious pain been there ever sence.
Thank all for replying and thanks Ry for the hug was much needed and welcome
Hopefuly it will ease off for tomorrow as I have much to do. School start soon and still trying to get all that stuff done. Have freshman Ort. for my son tomorrow morn sigh.
And if worse comes to worse altho Im alone my mom and dad are around the corner so If i really need anything I can call them. Just hate to have to they have been doin so much for me lately but we all do what we must and ask when we need to.
Just took 2 more pain pills so hopeful will knock me out so I can get some sleep!
You all take care and once again thanks feels good to know there is somewhere to run to with all this!
Love you all
i had epidural steroid injections 3 times. they hurt like all get out during the procedure and for 24-48 hours after and i hate to tell you that they didn't help at all. i was pretty much bedridden. horrible. i did them 3 times b/c i was told that they need to build on each other and that they would eventually help. the next neurosurgeon i saw (in the same practice, no less) looked @ my mri and casually said that he could see where the injections wouldn't have done me any good. i coulda killed him. i wish you luck!
Thanks all for the post.
I talked with the doc today and he said that some can experience more pain than they were in up to 5 days after injections sighs. I didnt want to here that one.
I am feeling a bit better today than last night still in more pain than I was in but I am trying to be hopeful.
He did use the flourscopic guide. I was a bit out of it when I when in so me thinking I got like 6 injections could have been the logal as well as the injection. But I felt each and every stick and they were painful. As for him thinking I was a wuss I could care less at this point I am the one dealing with the pain and the rest can kiss my arse so to speak. I have a high tolerence to pain as I had all 4 of my kids natural and have dealt with alot in my 40 yrs so I dont judge myself that way and you shouldnt either Ry you are intitled to feel what you have and no one has a right to take that away from you. They dont walk in you shoes!
I hate that saying it can always be worse and I know that it can but there is always that flip side as well and it could always be better. I understand where it comes from and why people say it but it does not take away from what you are dealing with and how much it hurts you and those around you.
I am talking my pain meds on the dot and altho they arent relieving the pain they at the least are taking the edge off and I quess anything is better than nothing. I dont do well with the Oxicodon stuff as my blood preasure borders on low anyways so it seems to make me really out of it and very dizzy and low.
I am finding for every med they give you you end up having to deal with some kind of side affect to that as well as everything else.
Also my pain management doc told me today that he does not subscribe meds out on the first visit. Im trying to get to one doc and deal with one doc for all this and am finding that I dont think that is goin to happen. Im all over the place at this point. I need a planner just for all my doc appointments and PT.
But I am still hopful at this point I do like this new doc he is nice and listens and seems very compasionate and he seems hopeful for me as well so we will see how the next few weeks go.
I would like all insureance agents to go through what we have dealt with and see how they come out on the flip side dealing with pain and insuarace and having to fight for your rights at every turn. Just a rant sorry. Would like to stick a neddle in there backs and see how they like it and see how much money they would like to dish out then for pain and suffering. grrr they have no clue!
Once again thanks all for all the help and support it means the world to me and you all have been such a encouragement to me and as always praying for you all and wishing you all peace and a pain free life
Ry its ok to vent believe you me I could go off on alot of these docs I have seen this last 6 weeks! And I wouldnt be so nice about it. I have found that if you are on welfar even though I have worked all my life and need it now you get treated like crap! and are lost on the todum pole so to speak so believe you me vent vent vent! I think sometimes it keeps you sane as to the way we are all treated.
I could be a seriouse advacater for this and lots of other issues lol I quess at heart I am a warrior and would take up my sword for the underdogs in this world and vanquish all the evils if I could.
Thank so much my new friend