Well I guess I've been healthy most of my life.. (Fat and Sassy more like it) I had problems with my back for years, just never enough to "bring me down" til I turned 35......back just decided it had enough and was quitin on me LOL.....
Life is just hunky dorry now!!!!! NOT
My health problems started when I fell off a horse several times between 1979-1981, ages 11-13. I hurt my back at that time. I went to bend over to pick something up and couldn't get back up. Then about 1984-1985 I was working with my dad and I was on a transvers table and I felt something pop and then I could bend over and straiten back up with no problems.
Well I think my youth has caught up with me. My lower back is so sore and stiff I cry or whimper everytime I move. No there really wasn't a trigger.
OMG! Jim, I don't know how you are doing it? I had to go through another doctor just to get my doctor to give me and MRI. I didn't like doing that at all and I told the DR I work with just that. She knew I didn't like doing it that way at all when I had asked my other DR for an MRI many times before.
No I don't have any results yet. I just did the MRI on Thrusday and my DR is on vacation.
I think we should pool our moneys together to and get one we can all share and then we need the technician to run the thing.
Just make sure I am unconciants (spelling) OUT before you run me through it.
From Hara: Oh Donna I feel for you. I know what things are like when your legs and arms and such give out. I'll give you a smile today .
I haven't been on the Internet in about 4 days so yes this might be a little late.
I was 19 or 20 when I had my first "episode" with my back... I was bending over and picked up an almost EMPTY garbage bag to empty the cat litter when....WHAM!!! I was flat on my back...Never had any problems before that...I laid on the kitchen floor for over an hour before I agreed to have an ambulance come... I had to pee something fierce too. That was the longest 1 mile trip to the ER of my life...
Once I got there they gave me some morphine and sent me home...said to see an Ortho. After about 2 weeks they finally said that I had herniated discs...sent me to PT.. I couldn't stand up straight for about 3 months...and here I am today.
Started out with Herniated discs, bulging discs, ruptured discs, DDD, Spinal Stenosis, oh the list is long enough...
That's my story...and I am 42 now...
2 surgeries, endless procedures, injections, tests, PT, and there's nothing else they can do for me... HOORAY
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
From Hara: I'm hoping to find out something soon. The new spinal DR had it faxed to his office and I asked them to send me a copy. I might just ask my GP tomorrow since I have an appointment with him.