No I dont take anything for anxiety just sleeping pills and they make me feel like crap and they dont work anyway. So I might ask for something just to get me over this hump. I remember when I had my mri they gave me something to relax me and god wish I could take that home with me lol...I wouldnt have cared if my house burnt down, dont want to be that out of it but they did make me sleep as well.
Will see what the doc says.
The most of the pain is in my lower back and left but cheek down to my left hip. I think surgery hasnt been mentioned yet because I have been shipped from doctor to doctor I started out in ER then was refered to orthopedic surgeon who said that I needed time to heal form car accident befor they can determine what the real injuries are( by the way left him because I was getting the run around and could never get in touch with him and because he treated me like a number and never really listen). I just started seeing the pain management doc about 2 weeks ago.
I have second appointment with him tomorrow. I will be discussing several things with him tomorrow including what other options I have. I am to have the second injection tomorrow, so I would assume that they would want to go done that line befor they talked about surgery. I havent gotten that far yet.
Thanks for the info I will include it in with a whole long list that I have for the doctor tomorrow...Poor man have a page already!
Hello TS, How are you tonight, I see that I am the only one that cant sleep, yet again sighs.. got one half way decent night last night and now nothing...pain has really been bothering me alot lately seems like its getting worse...grrr just dont know if its something I am doing or if its just getting worse.
I did have the facet injections...If I may ask what are rf's. And what is the difference between the 2? I havent mentioned the headache yet because the last time I went to my PM he got a bit mad because I am seeing a Ortho and a pain management doc and the fact that I had to go to him...well lets just say he wasnt a happy camper..I am so sorry you have suffered with them for 3 yrs I get migaines anyways so I know how much they take out of you and that was just me with them every once in a while.
I didnt ask about the yoga tapes I really didnt even think about it, but I quess I should ask, I sure dont want to make anything worse.
I am just hoping I have a better result than last time with the injections. I still fell like I am worse sense the first injection..but like I said I have added alot to my plate with the kids coming back as well these last 3 weeks...so that is something I plan to discuss with the doc tomorrow!
Thank you Ry
It feels good to know that I am not the only one thinking that was a load of crap. It just seemed like to easy of an answer and to generic for me as well..I just have trouble with the whole sighificant arthritis thing and I mean I have never had a problem with my back before. I wonder if all these doctors think that we are all stupid and just crawled out from under the pumpkin patch.
Plus I was really mad about the meds thing. I hate taking pills and relying on meds to manage my pain but at this point I dont really care what I have to do to get some relief. His logic behind that was that this shot will get me back to where I was before when the loritabs were working. I was like well they never have worked that well, I would take them and get about 2 hrs of just the edge off and would have to wait another 4 hrs to take more. Now I dont even get that. What am I soposed to do in the mean time of this 2 weeks of lets wait and see. He also told me that the only thing he would be able to give me would be something to knock me out and that wouldnt be able to do anything for me to fuction.
As well, he didnt even answer my question about all the numbness and tingling or the dead leg I had the other night or the possiblity of permenit nerve damage.
I never thought about the money ascpect of it Ry, good point exp sense he is not taking any insurance on this and its all thrid party out of pocket through a promise to pay through my lawyer. I will have a chat with my lawyer on that one tomorrow! I just assumed that I would get treated better as I wasnt using my medicade and would be treated like a person and not a number! Good point, man you really learn alot when you go through something like this dont you!
(((((hugs Ry )))))
and thanks for making me aware of the money ascpect.
Palady, I know seems so sad how many have to go through this just to get help..A good freind of mine said to me today that these doctors shouldnt be allowed to charge people if they didnt do anything to help them...made me think how many doctors would take things more seriously if that was the case and I wonder what the results would be then? Just food for thought!
Today started out bad I didnt even go to sleep until about 8 this morn from the pain of the injections but I did expect that from the last one I got. As the day war on I did feel a bit better than last time...stil in pain but no where near where it was last time. Time we see if this shot makes any difference.
I would love for you to send my some sites that you got some info from you can email me and I would be grateful. I am the type of person that likes to be informed I deal much better with pragmatics.
It is nice to know that someones understands what you are goin through and has been there and can offer up advice or at least understanding. I hope today found you well and doing better.