Thank you all for your warm response. To answer Palady's question I am a regular at Lutheran Hospital's Pain Management Clinic which is under the Cleveland Clinics umbrella. The shots I get are the epidural type. I get a series of 3 shots, 1 every 6 days. But they tell me I can only get 12 shots a year I am up to 9 so far. It does help but, I am never completely pain free. My doctor has put me on lyrica which does help. He has recently given me ultram, because he wants to get me off the percoset. Has anybody taken Ultram? I just got the script
today I'll have to see how it works. They always ask me at the clinic what my pain level is based on their 1 to 10 pain chart, 10 being the worse. As I write this I am at a 5 which is typical most of the time. After the series of shots I get down to a 2 or 3 but it seems to wear off after a couple weeks. Thank you again for you responding. Trying to talk about
being in constant pain with people who don't understand is frustrating. Their response is "well you don't look to bad:
Anyway, I'm glad I found this place and, I hope I didn't complain to much......