Boy , that is a tough one and I am so glad someone asked the question. I can't believe I didn't think of it. I am over 50 and now have to start a new career. All those scams to work at home are just that "scams". Every time someone tells me about one that is not I just go to the Better Business Bureau and look them up . That sight is great and tells you no on all of them due to complaints complaints complaints. I thought of medical transcription but so many doctors and hospitals are going to voice activated transcribing not worth the time to learn it.
Feeling single and lost -thanks for the tip on eating with meds. Did not know that but often wondered why it took so darn long for them to kick in. I will try it. When I am in a lot of pain the last thing i feel like is eating but will do if it will help.
Hello to everyone,
I appreciate your responses, to answer the question about surgery, yes I did have radiofrequency neurolysis done Aug 20th and I also had it done the year before. The main issue is I had to have it again and it takes 6-8 weeks to feel relief. Also there is no guarantee of having it last forever, the pain came back in about 8 months that is why I had to have it again. Nursing was my major and I have been warned not to complete it due to my injury, the main problem is that my facet joints are twisted and they are bones which are pressing on my nerves and it is really rare that they do surgery to replace them because of the spinal column, functionality etc. I have been thinking about teaching, however, I get nervous when I have had to do any public speaking, I'm not sure if this is something that will go away or not. I just think about it non-stop and I can't decide and I'm not much of an office person. I'm sure many of you have had to re-think your careers. I just want to be sure my schooling->career is going to be something I can physically handle. I appreciate all the input and I hope you are all having a good day, mine just started flaring again, took a vicodin to calm it down. If you all come up with any great ideas I really appreciate it. Take care.
p.s. Lakeside I have been thinking about ya, I hope that you are doing well, I am proud of you for going back to work, I can't wait til I can too, hopefully soon.---hugs---
I am happy to hear you are getting your treatments, I hope that they really are helpful to you. I am hanging in there after the battles over medicine with the dr's. They put me on ultram and it helps minimize it anyway, better than being on narcotics. I have decided that I am going to continue with nursing, because I am passionate about it and I think I will be able to relate to patients well. My goal is to work in nicu or pediatrics so I can limit my back pain. I have decided no matter what I cannot give up on my dream despite my back. I am still the same person, just in pain alot more often. If there are issues getting into nursing then I may try something else, but I'm going to give it my best. Make sure you have plenty of ice around to help relieve the injection pain. My thoughts are with you, I have 2-3 weeks left and I should be much better. I wish you a relaxing recovery and don't feel guilty taking it easy your body needs it and I'm sure your mind does too. Oh I went back to work, that made me feel better, can't do a lot yet, but it felt good for my spirit. I am keeping work minimal for now, because of the pain, but it definately does help. I am thinking about you and sending you hugs. Take care, if you need to chat or vent, I am here:)
Wow, I am glad to hear that you are feeling better, that's great:) What are the shots that you are getting that help? Are they blocks? If so, how long do they last? I would like to know for backup reasons, just in case. As for the indocin, I have never taken it, so I don't know much about it. I have a sensitive stomach also and I am on ultram now and not have issues eating with it of course. They tried me on ibuprofen 600mg and it tore my stomach up something aweful, so I understand. I would recommend putting up a post about the medicine and nerve pain relievers for people with sensitive stomachs. I wish I could be of more help there, but I honestly don't know about that med. I am glad to here the shots are working and I wish you a great painfree weekend. Take care and keep in touch. Hugs