Had another appointment with the physiologist I have been seeing and I really think that I am not going to be seeing her much longer and instead try to get a referral to the PMD that our ever helpful White Beard has suggested to me.
The reason that I have about
had it with this physiologist is that she is pushing for more injection therapy, which has been completely unsuccessful so far, as well as surgery even though I have told her that 1. back surgery scares the hell out of me and 2. that it would not even be possible for me to have it any time soon as I do not have anyone to care for my 4 year old son nor to help care for me once I am released from the hospital until I am fully healed. We can't afford a babysitter and our closest family member lives 120 miles away, (my inlaws) and her health is not the best and my FIL works 50 hours a week. My wife goes to school full time as well as works full time.
Anyway this doctor has pretty much blown off my concerns about
everything and is still pushing, pushing, pushing and trying to make it out like I would be back on my feet fully within a week post,
open back surgery. Yeah right. Who is she kidding. I had my appendix removed laproscopically and it was 2 weeks before I wasn't hurting badly just getting up and walking 20 feet to the bathroom, plus with my diabetes I am going to recover slower anyway.
Another thing that is really pissing me off is this tip toeing around any real pain management medications. They have my FULL medical history which coincides with everything I have said and they don't want to prescribe anything that really might work.
The latest try this script
I have already been on so many NSAID's trying to get a handle on this pain that I would probably crash the site if I list them all. On top of that NSAIDs are not really the best choice for me as my diabetes has already started to compromise my kidneys and while I still have really good function I have been advised to avoid them so they are not taxed any more than needed. Think they will listen. Hell no.
The only "good" thing that came out of this visit is I was taken off the Lyrica. I wasn't helping and was causing a lot of muscle cramps as well as muscle tenderness, which after 2 weeks wasn't getting any better.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.