The good news is that there is something that may help, and that there is another person , like you, with eye pain who got significant relief.
And, you get to trial the stimulator to find out if it will work. It is not permanent unless it does offer you significant pain relief.
I know it's a lot to think about, but given that there has been little else to help so far, I would bring your family members with you, or at least one of them so that they can ask the surgeon questions that are worrying them and maybe they will come away with a newer perspective on how it may help you, and in turn them.....because you will be in less pain.
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.