I just wanted to update you guys. My dr. finally called the pharmacy, but she didn't want to do the approval number for the lidoderm patches, so she gave me the cream instead. It helps for about 10-15 minutes. I wonder if the patches would last longer. I found Tiger Balm on the internet because Dr Oz said that he uses it. I ordered some. It helps for about 1 1/2 hours and then it stops. At least I get some relief. I'm wondering about the Voltaren Gel though. Could those of you that use it give me some info on it? I'm thinking about calling my dr. and tell her that the lidoderm cream only works for that very short time and ask her if she'll call in some voltaren gel.
I'm also considering the surgery, but I'm scared that I'll be the 1% or whatever that would get unlucky and have the cement leak and cause me to be paralyzed. I also read that the longer you have had the compression fracture, the less likely that the procudure will make any difference. (Spine Universe)
Could I get some advice from you all? What would you do? I know you're not doctors, but you are my new family, and I am coming to you before I make up my mind to get advice. I appreciate any advice given. I'm really going back and forth with this. I really don't know what to do. I am going to call the PM dr. that my dr. referred me to and see if I can get an appointment with him.
I'm so grateful to have you guys and gals. You all know what I'm going thru and it feeels better emotionally to be able to come here and get support from people that know what I'm going thru. I consider you all my friends as well. (((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))) for you all. I hope you having a lpn and will get a good nights sleep tonight. God bless.
Dx: ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety