Posted 12/26/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -6)
I have excruciating nerve pain in so many parts of my body, I've almost lost count. I have several herniated disks in my lumbar spine as well as spinal stenosis. For a few years, the pain was just in my back. Then the nerve pain spread to my legs, down to my knees and down to my ankles, feet & toes. Then the nerve pain started in my groin and then hit my testicals. I'm at the point now where the pain is all day every day...It's the first thing I'm aware of when I open my eyes in the morning & the last thing I feel as I close my eyes at night. I can't even escape the pain while I'm sleeping...Quite often I have dreams about my pain, because the pain doesn't go away when I'm sleeping. And I'm awakened several times each night with pain and then I can't get back to sleep. I'm on stronger pain meds then i've ever been on (80 MG Oxycontin 3 times daily & Percocet 10 MG 4 times daily.) but the pain is also worse than ever. I don't know what to do...I can't take this anymore. My wife is disabled as well and she counts on me to make it through her day, so I can't afford to have my body break down on me. My pain doctor was going to do radio frequency ablation on me, but I'm not on good terms with him now, so that's on hold.