Wow! I was thinking about the reaction you had after surgery...and I think it's a combo of the medications and sleep deprevation... People don't think that lack of sleep can do much harm but it can cause people to do many crazy things. I really think that your lack of sleep over long periods of time PLUS the added stress of surgery PLUS the meds you were given for and after it really was a bad combo.
You may never know what the cause was, but something did cause it. And I agree 100 % about trying more conservative measures before going under the knife...I too had 2 back surgeries, one was Spinal Fusion at L4-S1...and no help. As a matter of fact I feel worse and my back feels more unstable then before. I am lucky that they didn't use hardware and only used the material they chisled out of my spine...
I have had back problems since I was 20 and I'm now 42...so I understand how you feel. Like nothing will ever get better and is this what I have to look forward too? It sucks, but it's better then not being here at all.
I HAVE to think that something is just over the next hill...something that will help me. If I don't think that way I'd be so much worse...so please please please try to remember that it will get better.
We, I will be here for you...
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
Post Edited (uniquelyme) : 11/14/2009 8:04:47 PM (GMT-7)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood