Thanks everyone! We have not decided to do the freezing, but my PM mentioned it on my last visit....I didn't really ask alot of questions, but will def. drill him about
it next month when i go for my follow up.
This foot has just gotten progressivlly worse. When i originally had the accident (30 yrs ago), the ortho said that we should NEVER
open that foot again for any surgical intervention...I know he is right w/ that , and so , sadly, im stuck with the bone spures that are growing toward the ground at the ball of my foot. Kinda makes standing painful KWIM...
I also dropped a large/heavy shampoo bottle on the foot a few months ago and have had alot of pain from that, so we are going to do an xray to make sure i didn't fracture one of the toe bones...I did tell him that my pain level as a result of that was pretty bad and i didn't think the dose of percocet (5mg 3x a day) was helping me. He was actually quite unsympethic and told me that he would not raise my dose. He said that, that is when we start running into problems resulting from the pain meds (ie, constipation, ect)...it sorta rubbed me wrong....Thankfully i am manageing, but it makes me worry that in the future if i REALLY needed a med increase that he would not be
open to it...I have been w/ the PM for 8-9 yrs now, and there is not really any other groups in my area, so im sorta stuck no matter what.
He did add volteran?? gel, which i will try tomarrow. And i already use lidocane patches (12hr on 12hr off), which seems to help alot to.
Anyways, i just have alot of anexity about
it all, as when it first started acting up, i spent 3mo in a wheel chair cause i couldn't even rest the foot on the floor it was so painful...I have two kids and that is just NOT an option at this point. I just don't know what to do anymore...
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day