It is truly good to see you again! Your posts have been missed! You are not the only one with wait a little longer syndrome, I'm afraid. That is how I wound up with such a nasty case of pneumonia last year. I was sick for a long time before I finally went into see the doctor and by then , should have been in the hospital long before. I put that off too. My hand/wrist problem should have been taken care already, but I am currently in the how long can I stall before I have to get it fixed syndrome again. And so far I am managing to put it off until sometime in March and I know when that gets closer I will find yet another reason or two to postpone it again........
I avoid going to the doctor and have put off the ER too many times in my life, always to my own detrement. Not with my husband or children, only with myself.
I wonder if there is a 12 step group? Maybe we can start a chapter?
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