How is the sciatica? I hope that by now, it is starting to calm down some. It is some horrendous pain, and because it's so darn unrelenting, it is just miserable. We got snow yesterday, so my younger kids are outside playing with their friend next door, snow pants, boots and all. It amazes me how with the first couple of snow falls, they have no problem with the pants, gloves, hats, etc but after that, they don't want to put all of that stuff on.......LOL
As far as mom guilt goes, boy do I understand ........it is nice to have our husbands partcipate, but it really doesn't make our guilt go away, if anything, for me, it adds to it, just because I want to go and do whatever they are doing too, but know if I do go, I am going to either slow everyone else down, or I am going to be in so much pain that I will be miserable the whole time and that's no fun for everyone else either.
Sometimes, I am not sure which is worse..........sigh. It's not easy to live this life , for us, or for our spouses and families.
I hope you are feeling a lot better today Tina.
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.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too