I just got home from my appt with my pcp and after he read my new MRI results, he just kind of sat there, almost with tears in his eyes and said "I knew your neck was pretty bad, but I never imagined your back was in this bad of a condition." As he wrote my script
s, he asked me at least 3 times if the meds he has me on are helping. He said that as soon as they stopped controlling the pain to where I am able to tolerate it to let him know immediately and he will make the appropriate changes. He told me that if I wait too long I will not be able to walk, but that he would wait until I cannot stand the pain anymore, mostly because some of my vertabrae are literally desinigrating and it would definately lead to fairly frequent major surgeries. He told me that I am no longer to walk without a cane or walker. I got a cane at the pharmacy today, and if I end up with a walker, I want one with the seat on it so I can sit if i need to. One thing that I love about
my pcp is that he is so understanding! I have my nerve conduction test next Friday with the Neuro, so maybe she will have a little more to go on. I really appreciate all your responses, I just don't know how to feel right now. I knew something was wrong and I was so afraid I had Lupus or MS as those run in my family, but the positively ruled those out which was a relief, but then they thew this at me and I just don't know how to act or what to expect. Part of me is mad, part scared, but I am trying to keep a positive attitude, and thy at in itself is wearing me out! THANK YOU all for your support. My husband is trying so hard to be understanding and supportive, but I can tell it is scaring the crap out of him too.
4 bulging discs in my neck, 3 in my lower back, severe neuropathy, fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, HORRIBLE memory problems, anxiety, and depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, effexor xr 300mg 1xday, robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 3xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN