For the last week or so, pain has been much better from my back. The last RFA had finally done it's job (it took over three weeks this time with seriously increased pain). Now, however, my back is so much better that I can't even begin to tell you.
I also bought a new car this Friday. I woke up late, dropped my daughter of at school late (extremely unusual) and just decided to go looking. I found the one that made my back feel good with heated seats and automatic lumbar supports and I bought it. It's been a long time since I bought a new vehicle and I felt really good doing something that makes me feel good.
Then....(adults only please), my husband came home from his hunting trip at the lake....I did go by and show him the car but this was actually home. We were going to spend some adult time together when I noticed something was wrong. Upon closer inspection, my bladder tack that had failed.....has broken through the wall of the adjoining tissues. It's pretty easy to feel....teather, mesh, and all. I called the Dr, who saw it as no big deal (of course) and said to just make an appointment sometime this week to see him. Helloooooo.....something's bad wrong here!!!! Of course he's not going to admit it. He did the surgery and I told him exactly when the teather broke and that the bladder leakage was much worse than before. We were going to do another surgery just before Christmas, but I was afraid to because of the Holidays and my pain levels being so high. My psych did not want me to do any more surgeries until my body had healed some, althought I did do the RFA and I did suffer pretty bad with that one. (Please note that not everyone has difficulties with RFA's....that's just my luck, I gues). Anyway, it looks like surgery will be sooner than later and it will be time to pay the other $3000.00 out of pocket for my portion in addition to the dr co-pays and the other things. I just pray it goes well and they fix this thing this time. I'm sick of the problem and now I'm scared of what is going on inside. I'm going to try to get in today, but the roads are all icy and school has been cancelled even here in the south. Please pray this goes well. It may seem small to everyone else, but body parts have a place and should remain where they belong.
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.