We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
60 mg. MS Contin 2Xdaily/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 1000mg. twice daily (so far)
Ok, just got back from the new doctor... he's cool, I think I'm gonna like him. He seems to think I have nerve damage. Gonna put me on steroids (yipeeeee... not) So if I get alittle huffie please let me know...
Knocking on all the wood I can find, but I'm really not hurting like I was. Only been on the steriods since Monday and well...... knock... knock....knock... its I think helping.... I've been off the heating pad too since I burned my back which has been over a week now (wooo hoooo like a junkie LOL sorry) I've told everyone to let me know if I get mean, but so far so go. No on pain meds, I was trying to remember everything (I forgot my list) and that didnt cross my mind, til I talked with my hubby and he fused at me cause I'd forgot. I think I got a little side tracked they did an EKG on me (something I've never had done before except when I had surgery, and I looked ( yea I know dont look if you dont want to know) and it said said something like sinus tachycardia, which I didnt know what it was til I looked it up on the internet. So I was a little off kilter when he came in. But I'll call him tomorrow if I think I'll need some. I've been on naproxin (sp) for months and months. I've taken Cexebrex (sp) and it didn't zippo for me. I think thats why he might have done the steriods. I've not been on any since just before my surgery in April of 2007 (dang 2 years). Ya know it took almost 2 years for the first doctors to take me serious, now 2 more for someone to actully listen to me and do something that HELPS!!!!!...(sorry for the frustration) I've just seen my hubby in pain since the motorcycle wreck in 1989 and then for me to have to go through it, forgive the pun, but it hits a nerve LOL.
Well bossman is hollaring so I'd better go for now. Thanks for all the hugs and understanding.