Amen to this idea! Not that I'm a mean person or vindictive in any way, & I totally love my NS and think he's wonderful & would never want anything to happen to him (I might need him again someday haha) but YES, if they could only feel for themselves just for a few days, what we have ALL THE TIME....! As Lady says, sure, we can take the occasional bout of acute pain (have a baby once or twice, etc) and such but it's the constancy and never-ending-ness of the CP stuff that just wears you totally out.....no doc I've even talked to "gets that"---they all want to fix it, which is noble and understandable, but they just cannot imagine how we feel, day in & out, over & over again....
Oh this ^&#^%&^ weather! Rain again now, high winds & hail, dropping barometer----just kills me! We had terrible storms all weekend & then Mon-Wed was dry & sunny & my pain levels dropped a lot---but now are back up there along w/ this lousy dampness....sorry Lady, you're getting it later....just talked to a pal in Minnesota who had it yesterday (she had a PLIF like l did) and she was so miserable she almost went to the ER.....Any inflamation is made worse by low pressure/rain/dampness etc....just what we need, huh! On top of everything else! Lots of terrible flooding in the state, we didn't have that, so there is a lot to be thankful for. But the pain...Owwwww! Ohhhh! We need to move to Arizona!
Ice, Valuim & Chardonnay....carry on! :)
~Lakeside (no place to be right now!)
Nov. 06-- Lammy @ L4, removal of spinal cystic tumor @ L4/5(benign)
Dec. 06--Re-operation for post-surgical spinal fluid leak. 2nd surgery caused sciatic nerve damage & radiculopathy in R leg/foot, increased spinal instability (grade 1 spondy, 17%), epidural scar tissue binding nerve roots, damaged facet joints & worsened DDD @ L4/5
Jan. 08--PLIF fusion/discetomy surgery w/pedicle screw instrumentation @ L4/L5, another lammy (@ L/5 this time) & bone marrow harvest from left iliac crest for packing bone around disc cages after total discectomy @ L4/5.