Thanks PAlady and Chart I hope it works well. Time will tell. I am iceing right now. I was supposed to stop by CVS and pick up a high dosage of Ativan as stated by Dr's scheduler but because they moved from aft to 10 am did not have time to stop. I took a couple of my zanax instead and helped me calm down. I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. I also hate enclosed spaces so bad.
But home now, relaxing in my hubbys big ole lazy boy and chilling literally (iceing) LOL.
Hope all is well with you too!
Screaming E in case you missed it recently here is some info I copied and pasted it from one of the posts I answered from Snowy lynne asking why the Docs did not just do surgery.
I am not sure. When I was being seen for it last basically all of 2007 and into Mar of 08 tried evrything including fluorscopic steroid injections last one of three was 1/08. Sent to a good neurosurgeon everyone thought he was best anyway. He did another MRI showed Severe DDD of lwr back here I will type from report
Basically the MRI scan revealed rather dramatic narrowing of the L5-S1 disk space with dramatic loss of disk space height at L5-S1 and a small paracentral disk herniation at L5-S1.
MRI of lumbar and cervical spine that revealed degenerative changes at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
as well as mild to moderate degenerative spondylosis and MRI her lumbar and cervical spine were both remarkable for mild to moderate degenerative disease.
Last Friday newest Xrays showed a large mass of arthritis in lumbar area as well. I also have sciatica, numbness, tingling, pin and needles in both legs mostly right leg.
Also major pain in lower back, upper back and hip area. Sometimes feet are so numb don't even feel they are mine.
Well anyway back in Mar 08 when I was seen by Neurosurgeon he stated wait it out for a year or so you pain should subside and we do not want to
open a can of worms.
Well now it is over a year pain is still there, things look to be worsening and have a new pain back pain specialist. He prescribed me percocets for bt pain. Doc just did the injection procedure. He suggested we will see how that goes and we can discuss surgery for back if still in pain and some treatments for osterarthritis. So that is it in a nutshell Michael. Hope u can understand it all.
On top of all that I am in and have been in a fibro flare for 3 months possibly due to increased back/leg pain or viceversa hard to say.
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression