Can anyone say Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired??
Here we go again with the X-rays and other goodies that make a person sick of seeing X-ray machines and CT scan machines! Today I got to see my doctor for a whole 15 minutes (whoopie!!) and since my Kadian is doing well in relieving my pain, but my Percocet is not helping with the BT pain we are going in for another Mylogram! Yikes how I hate these tests! The constant poking and prodding...needles and machines are driving me insane!!
So doc wants to do a Mylogram to see if he can pinpoint my pain, ok.....why did they not do this 5 years ago?? Funny thing is I do so hope they find something to explain my pain but yet.....I don't. Now why would I feel this way?? I mean geez I have been going through this for the last 8 years you would think that I would find it a blessing if the doc found something that would explain the pain that I have been going through. Anyone else going through these feelings?
Secondly doc put me on Robaxin for the muscle spasms that are making my poor little back cramp with pain. I've been on Sklaxia (spelling), Soma, Flexeral and Zanaflex. Doc says that most on the Zanaflex have to have their livers tested once a year if they are on it for long periods of time, it would seem that the drug has a tendency of liver damage when used long term. So I am happy that he is taking me off of it. So we will try the Robaxin and if that doesn't do the trick he is going to put me on Valum for the muscle pain.
Ok, so the reason why he wants to do the Mylo...so that he can see if there is a nerve being pinched or maybe there is a new herniation that is going on. Anyway if there is no reason for the pain, it would seem that my PS is going to recommend me for the Stimulator or the Pain pump. Which will be a fight to the finish with WC of good ole Wyoming, as they see the Stimulator as unresponsive and expensive to use. They would more likely go with the pain pump then the stimulator. But here is the rub....why if both procedures so evasive that the pain pump better in their minds then that of a stimulator???
Oh well, now that I've totally gone on a pity party and done my rant, I shall turn it over to you all for responses. Let ya'll know how things go, not looking forward to the Mylo...been there...done that.....not interested in repeating the pain of that test, but.....as the saying goes, if its broke fix it right???
Hehe had to put that one in cause hubby is a John Deere Manager and deals with "if its broke duct tape" it all the time.