I hope so too!... It would give me less time to dwell on the "what if's"!! Thats for sure! Then I would know for sure if I am looking at one or two surgeries this summer...Kind of a bummer for family plans, but maybe I will feel better for the end of summer...I don't know how long the recovery time is on either of the surgeries they are talking about
, but if I feel better it will end up being worth it. I am working on a list of questions for the Neurosurgeon....I am thinking he isn't going to like it very much will all the questions I am coming up with. One of my biggest questions is are they actually going to give me something for pain control? The last 2 surgeries I have had, the surgeons have told me that I am already taking more pain medication than they would prescribe, so they send me home with nothing!! I understand that I take alot of medication, but there is such a thing as building up a tolerance. That kinda worries me, what if they don't think I need anything different than what I have. What I have works for the pain I have on a daily basis, but additional pain, I don't think it will cut it.....I hope he understands that....most of them don't!
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae. The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back. One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back. Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6