Hello....I haven't posted a new topic in a while...but something has been on my mind for a while.. I have been told that I really don't have many options left...as far as treatments go..I have already had Spinal Fusion, so any other operations are out the door..The last time I tried to have an epidural steroid injection was a couple of years ago..The Dr. said that he wouldn't try it anymore because of all the scar tissue...when he tried the last time he said it was like putting a needle through a block of wood... Believe me, that's what it felt like too.. So, here's my thought..
What about having surgery to remove the scar tissue? Has anybody had that done? I mean, I know that I'll be in pain for the rest of my life...but if there's a chance to make any kind of improvement....why not?
I don't even know if it's possible..but I know that sitting around, taking pain meds, nand not having much of a life is the PITTS!!! I can't remember if the injections even helped...I did have it done, along with a Caudil Block, years and years ago...before any surgeries...but I can't remember.....did they even help??
So, what's a girl to do? I have Spinal Stenosis, DDD, permanent nerve damage in low back that causes pain in both legs...some neuropathy, and who knows what else.... The fusion was a waste of time and energy for me...and I regret having it done. Because I have no options left as far as surgery goes....
Am I doomed?
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