Congratulations to your daughter Father John! She did incredibly well. Her hard work and dedication shone through in the work that her horse was willing to do during the show.
I love horses, have since I was a child, in fact, I used to earn my riding time by working at the local horse stable. Those memories are some of the most pleasant ones that I have from my childhood.
I've tried to pass along the love of horses and animals in general to our children and they all love to ride when they can.
Anyway, I am glad that you are going to dump that sorry excuse for a PM. I am appalled that he treats his patients that way. I have read too many times of people getting the scs put in , only to find out that their PM now believes that any oral pain meds are not needed once it is in.
We should be told these things before the implant and trial for that matter. I've also read that some doctors are telling patients that scs covers back pain as well as the nerve pain, which to my knowledge may happen at times due to the positioning of the leads, however that is not what the companies are saying is a reason to implant them.
I have opted not to go the scs route, for many reasons, at least for now, but I hate to see people like you, who believe that it might be a good addition to your pain regimine, only to find that they are treated much differently than they were before they underwent the testing and implants.
I hope for a low pain day for you today and one that you can relax a bit and get some much needed rest in.
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.