StrayDog and Screaming Eagle.......Thank Thank you for checking in on me. Yes I was on the other night and posted a reply but got bumped off my computer, so it is obvious that it did not post.
I did have my epidural on Monday evening. The PM doctor was a little to happy to see me. As you know he did think I should of had a double fusion, and the surgeon only recommended a one level. Long story short......I do sometimes think that they are all in it together. PM Dr. does his thing, Epidurals. Discograms, MRIs, DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUGS. Send you to the Surgeon....Surgery, Milograms (Yikes) , Physical therapy....... and then Bamb back to the PM Doctor to start the circle all over again. I was so apprehensive about
my epdiral since he was doing a two level transforaminal, they gave me a Valium which did help just a tad.
My husband came with and asked so many questions. We have decided to take all my scans, test, and record for a second opinion. It just makes me wonder if my MRI now shows severe stenosis on top of the herniation in l4 l5 why are we just treating that level now???
So far no real pain relief from the procedure but I know it can take a couple of days. Sever pain and foot problems last night. He did put me on Vitamin B? for neuropathy in feet....Stray dog do you take this?
Any way, that is were we are right now.......Good news hopefully my boot will come of from my fractured foot....... bad news............Feel like I am going into a crohns flair, Gastro Dr. Put me on 60 mg of prednosione yesterday. I am hoping it will help with inflammation in my back. (DEVIL DRUG) Just can;t wait for the moon face to appear!!!
I can not tell you both how much I appreciated you caring!!!!!! Hope all is good with both of you!!! I will try to be on more often to check on everyone. I seem to get myself in such a pity pool sometimes, and it is hard to get out. So again , thank you for everything.
Diagnosed crohns Disease
07, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals, Meds lyrica, vicodine, amrix.
Spinal Fusion 3/2010