Hi Tonijo2; I too want to welcome you to our little group. We seem to be growing more and more each passing day and some days it is hard to keep up with the new people that come to get answers here. I sometimes don't catch the new posts and to those that I have not caught I apologize and say Hello and welcome to HW. I want to reassure you Tonijo2 that you are not alone here. There are many of us living with pain, whether it be in our backs like me or whether it be in our faces like you or other places. There are some here that have multiple conditions that they are dealing with and some are just so messed up that my heart just breaks thinking of what they deal with each day. But the one thing that we all share together is that we all have pain and that each one of us are looking for other that are in pain to share our experiences....our thoughts and our frustrations with. You have come to a place that can give you lots of help in this. We laugh.....we cry.....we get silly....we vent and we lean on one another when the times are really tough.
I hope that you will stay and we can help you find the answers that you are looking for as well as we can get to know you. Keep posting as you go along and I hope you find the best Pain management doctor that you can find to help you find the right course of pain meds that work for you.
Your new friend,
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain
Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.