Just a couple of things that are sort of in this area. I had my best friend (female) who went through this endo. stuff, and she suffered for over a year. They finally did a Hysterectomy on her and after about
4 weeks (not 6) her wide spread endo. was gone and she hurt she said some for about
a 3 or 4 weeks, but then she has been fine since. (A little crazy,
about me, in addition to my back and my spinal problems, I also have a type of Immune system Arthritis. It took them a year to figure that one out, and when they said they had a great new drug that really helps I got excited, but then they said because of INSURANCE , they said I had to take this chemo medicine, Methotrexate for 3 months. They had to test my levels every 2 weeks and my kidneys every month. Then I took this new drug (then new) Enbrel. It really worked well, but later found out that it was causing my spine to get worse, something due to inflamation that was causing me the pain was helping support my spine which was/is quickly deteriorating. It started with L3 and now its L3, L4, L5, S1 and part of S2, not to mention somewhere along the way that C5 had herniated. It doesn't cause me pain, so I have opted to do nothing about it for now, although they say it is one of the worse. All it does to me however, is when I lay a certain way my inside arms and hands go numb, I sometimes get not the horrible pain, but like a bad ache in my shoulder, but that's not enough for me right now for them to go and do another surgery. Also, when one of my wild boys decides to climb or jump on me, when they hit that shoulder/neck area,sometimes then it feels like a rocket of pins shoot down my arm and it goes numb,but this is rare. Not them being wild, that's far from rare, age 4 and 6, and they are ALL BOY.
Anyway, I rambled a bit just wanted to let you know I have experienced the insurance thing, even with this I have to get all these other spinal ops, from disc-ectomy (sp) to shaving the disc, and of course the facet joints and those epidurals that help me about a week and insurance pays for 3 a year. I even had to get a Mental Clearance for this upcoming surgery implant. I guess crazy people can't get relief, who knows. (and to top it off, I go to Counseling on a monthly basis anyway, and I could see him again, but still had to go an additional time. (He thought it was crazy also. All he did was talk to me about the surgery to see if I understood it, same thing the doc. did and did plenty of research myself.
Anyway, I go in for my first part on Wednesday and again all prayers and well wishes are welcomed.
Kelly, I hope you get relief soon and that you don't build up tolerance to your pain meds fast.
Oh, and BEST OF LUCK on you Session today. It truly does help, at least with me it helps with all the things that are by-products of the chronic pain.