Well, I guess that's what I get for being honest...
I CAN relate to cooter, and I'm sure that more of us can then can't.
I have had CP issues for several years now and I have only had this happen a few times.
Usually it happens when I overdo it.
I won't apologize for this, it's my cross to bear and it isn't fun.
I do appreciate all of the input and caring words. I also understand that it is dangerous and I shouldn't do it.
believe me, I don't do it on purpose.
Anyway, thanks for the input, I do appreciate it.
I'm not sure what reply you are responding to, but I don't think that anyone was trying to make
you or Cooter feel badly. The truth of the matter is , is you are taking more medication than you
are prescribed, you are being non -compliant and that is how your doctor would view it.
If you know that you are overdoing it, then you either need to change the way that
you are doing things, or get someone to help.
Knowing that you are overdoing things, and it is going to result in extra pain, and
that you are going to take extra doses to compensate is setting yourself up for failure.
Have you ever discussed with your doctor that you tend to overdo things and it results in
more pain? Asked him for suggestions in how he would like you to deal with it?
Discussed with him, having an extra dose or two available? Or breakthrough meds?
I deal with a lot of overdoing it pain as well, but I also know that I am doing it, despite
the fact that it is going to cause more pain in a few minutes/hours because I overdo it.
I don't take extra doses to compensate for that. I do use ice and heat, lay down and try to
relax, use a heating pad......even take some anti inflammatories to help ease the pain.
The problem that you are creating for yourself, is that you would have to take several
extra doses of meds each month , in order to make yourself come up days short. It is not
a once in a while thing. That is a huge problem.
Anyway, I'm sure that no one meant to hurt you, or Cooter by what we said.
I hope that you will take what was said and use it to help you, rather than allow
hurt feelings to rule .
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.