Thanks Pete, I did just take a shower, you were right it did help some! My old boss just called and said he will be back in town around 7 tomorrow eve. He is going to meet me at his office then....so if I can just hold on for another day 1/2, I know I will get relief from the injections he will give me!
I am going to do nothing today but rest.....thanks for your healing thoughts!! RIGHT BACK AT YA...how are you today?
Chartreux and Pete,
Feeling a tad better, thanks for the hugs! Hot shower, REST, PM and relaxing music....not sure what did it but I am so grateful for a little relief!
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed
Hi PALady and Me,
I love that we can ramble and feel sorry for ourselves SAFELY....Rhonda I'm so sorry you feel so crappy, I'm sending you little hugz because I don't have the strength to send big ones, you too PALady.
I love to read your posts, even if I don't reply they touch me deeply and express most of the time what I am feeling!
Its been rough for sure, this morning I decided to get up at 3AM...(3AM whats wrong with this picture). Even lying down is too uncomfortable, I brought my pillows out to the sofa and put them behind my back with an herbal heating pad on the neck and low back, I was hoping by targeting both areas I'd get some relief! Lets just say NOT MUCH! Decided to check for posts and seeing your replies helped more then the heat! THANK YOU!
I hope you feel better and we all have a low PD!!!
Dr.'s plane was late last night so no luck in getting shots! I am heading there at 8AM, I can hardly wait to be tortured lol for some relief at last...I hope anyway!
Will let you know how it goes and thanks again!
I went for the shots yesterday (Neural Therapy) had relief for about an hour (as long as the procaine lasted). Basically, everything is the same, I am wearing out...going to PMD today 4:30pm.
I feel like I can't hold my head up, burning I'm estimating around the T1 area....will be in touch tonight. It feels like something new is going on below the fusion. Honestly, can't really tell just so much pain!
Thanks....I feel your hugz and appreciate your thoughts!!
I went to my PMD and he thinks I have a whiplash, while I was filling out my symptom update sheet I remembered that I tripped and fell in early Feb. Its been since then I've been dealing with this, after the fall there was no obvious injury just a slow steady increase of symptoms thats why I couldn't figure what I did....duh!
Anyway, the area around C7,8-T1 is very painful on palpation with arm symptoms and I am getting numbness in different area's off and on (C567 fused). He has ordered CS and TS xrays to make sure the Plate and screws are okay and no cracks etc. plus to make sure I didn't cause any damage to the Tspine. Whenever they order xrays and they come back negative they always then order an MRI, I am a little frustrated as to why he just didn't order the MRI to begin with. Of course, I'm not thinking straight so I should just shut up!
Seems like when I coast along and am dealing with the regular pain level I go and do something that makes it unbearable.......of course, when I get through that, I always feel grateful to be back to my normal severe pain vs. unbearable....sick huh? Do you understand what I am saying?
Thanks PALady....lol....so true! My intelligent mind knows about the xray/MRI difference, you haven't seen it anywhere have you? I told my Dr. I feel like I'm turning into a wack wack....oh wait I earned that title years ago....
I decided today I am going to wear the cervical collar and see if it helps! Going for the xrays later today...yesterday PMD gave me his email address so I could contact him directly should I have an emergency because when you call his office and leave a message it can be 24-48 hours before they return the call. Last Friday when I called the Angels were with me because his MA answered the phone, so I was able to get help instantly and they called me on Monday with more instructions and an appointment time! Thats what I call LUCK! hmmm maybe I should buy a lottery ticket lol
Hope everybody has a low PD!!!