Stray: Don't know how the heck it happened. Hubby figures that maybe I might have been laying on my side and turned just wrong causing my kneecap to flip. Hasn't done that in quite a few years.....since 1998 in fact so this was a real shocker. Its feeling a little better, the swelling went down a bit with the ice and I'm staying off of it for the day so that it has time to heal up. The Robaxin and Percocet did its job at keeping the pain down but my back pain increased a bunch cause I twisted to keep my knee from going any further. Geeez can't win for losing! Hubby is now looking at the ins. to see if we can swing getting the knee fixed and I'm telling him no darned way as we are concentrating on the back right now then we will see about
the knee later when I am healed up from that first. So he agreed that he would let me decide (its my dang body) and I told him that I think it was a one time thing and as long as I use my knee brace and be real careful I should be able to baby it for awhile longer. Told him right now we just bought a house and I really don't see going into that much debt when I know what I can do to stabilize the knee and keep it healthy for awhile longer.
Nik: Valium is not really an option for me as the doctor doesn't want to change my meds right now. We are in the throws of getting me authorized for a Spinal Cord Stimulator and he really wants to wait to see what the psych evaluation shows before he throws me on any different medications. I was just curious more then anything if anyone else on Robaxin was having good luck with the decrease in spasms from taking it. I have noticed that some days it works well and others there isn't anything in my arsenal that works to relieve the pain. Of course those days are usually days where its either a storm front sitting on top of us or I over did it that day or the day before and am paying for it. Now that I have my main pain medications on board I've got the pain down to a tolerable level. Actually.....It's at a 7 which I have not seen in many months and I'm rather celebrating this.
Hugs to all
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.