Low Pressure Agony

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modelmaker
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/28/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
After two weeks of high baro pressure, my neck of the woods has been slipping toward storms for the past several days. Each new day of lower pressure brimgs on my agony. Today it is nearly unbearable pain. Just a deep, dull aching pain that starts in the spine at about L1-2 and radiates in all directions. Now the back muscles are in full spasm trying to protect something they can't protect. Up to my daily limit of oxy and it won't touch it. I hate this. Really hate it. Ice won't even touch this one. Must be a hell of a storm coming to feel this bad. I'll stop complaining because I know there are many of you CPers who are hurting worse than me. Just had to scream a little. I pray for better weather. That always seems to work for me!

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


White Beard
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   Posted 5/28/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
modelmaker
I know exactly where you are coming from! I have two knees and a shoulder that can predict the weather! I have had surgery done on all three, and every since then, weather has a profound affect on them! So don't feely your complainig! Just think of it as predicting the the the weather!!! And all you are doing is giving us the forcast for your area! Seriously that pain is hard to touch! Better weather is a better cure!

Good Luck to you!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 5/28/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Modelmaker,
You know it wasn't until I started posting here that I realized how much the weather was affecting my pain. It never used to, at least not big time, but since my failed fusion surgery I notice everytime it's cold and damp or just plain cold, the pain increases and like W.B. said that pain seems harder to manage. We have storms here today and it went from 80 degrees to about 60 in a couple of hours. I've got some of those therma care wraps on my shoulder and my soft neck collar on - everything got so stiff. Night time pillow problems didn't help either!

PaLady

golitho
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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
We have a cold front coming too and as soon as I tried to get up I felt it everywhere. It is the curse of all rheumatoid arthritis sufferers too!!! Normally after a hot shower I can get some sort of lubrication through the joints but today my hips, knees, elbows and hands are throbbing. We can all throb in unison!!! Its wierd how sometimes when my hips and knees are at me at the same time the pain seems to be above me, mid way between the joints, a sort of out of body pain experience!!! 

skeye
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Modelmaker,

I am sorry to hear that you are in so much pain today! I think all CPer's dread those horrid shifts of weather patterns, and there is just no easy way to avoid them (other than constantly traveling the world on some supersonic jet, dodging storms & other weather patterns. Or maybe living in outer space? But I'm afraid that neither are possible sad). So here we are, stuck with these highs and lows, strapped along for the ride. No fun at all! I sure hope that the weather clears soon & you find some relief!! Until then, draw off of our support to keep you going.

hugs,
Skeye

modelmaker
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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
PAlady,

When you say "failed fusion surgery" what does that mean? Did the bone graft not grow or was the fusion broken? Can it be repaired? I had a cracked or broken fusion and it was excrutiating. It was repaird at the time of the next fusion. So I understand what bone pain means.

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease since 1985, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


PAlady
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   Posted 5/30/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Modelmaker,
Actually, in technical terms the fusion itself was successful. But it was unsuccessful at getting rid of any of my nerve pain in my butt, leg and feet. Kind of what annoys me because it wlll probably go under the heading as "successful" fusion with the surgeon's statistics, but as far as I'm concerned it was anything but.

But probably the more correct term is failed back surgery syndrome. I think it's actually called FBSS.

My bone fused pretty well; surgeon used some new high tech protein substance rather than bone (mine or cadaver). Heaven help me if anything else goes wrong. I've about had it with this body!

PaLady
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