Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 11/13/2009 8:37:50 AM (GMT-7)
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum,Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
The condition can be categorized based on convexity, or curvature of the spinal column, with relation to the central axis:
Don't worry about my curve. I hear degeneration is rare in someone so young (or for curvature this "late in life"). The degeneration (which is causing a more rapid progression) is from a couple of sources, the inital curvature itself and applicable causes is still being assessed. I have a very nice group of men working very hard to help me. They keep me very comfortable, physically and emotionally, while their "investigations" proceed. Spine specialist, Endocrine Specialist, Disease specialist, etc.. And a couple of surgeons doing minor, but somewhat urgent, fixes to other areas of my body.. eyes, teeth, etc. I know it "sounds" bad, but really they take very good care of me.
The hight loss is also part of the "degeneration" for me. And "normal" or "expected" for what is going on. Hopefully, your doctor measures you regurlarly. I am sure they do. The MRI should really help with giving you treatment options for you pain (I hope!!!).
Don't worry about my pain or progression atall! Really, they take very good care of me, also, I seem to adapt rather well. I do not know if it is my age (29) , or what... For instance, I will be thrown for a loop with a new level of pain, then after a few weeks, I will adapt to the pain and it isnt so..pressing. I seem to do it with other things too. Like my hands, they get very hott, swollen and tender. But I still need to write, ect... So I can now write legibly with my left hand. Kinda odd.
Yes!! Winter, I loooove winter. I live in a "high altitude desert", so I actually get alot of snow! I love it! My daughters have so much fun when it snows! How hott is it out where you are?
...oops. I see this post is getting very long again. Must be the good company! *hugg*