Thank you all again for reaching out and welcoming me to the CP Group at HealingWell.com.
I'm jumping in (like I could really jump!?!?!?
) to write a little more about
what's going on with me tonight and the past few days. I have been having muscle spasms in my legs on and off for 2 months now. In addition, my leg muscles are pulled tight as they can go and despsite doing stretching exercises, they remain tight and painful. I also have been dealing with pain in both feet for the last 8 weeks following 6 weeks of working out on the treadmill as part of my pulmonary rehab.
I had a 2nd spinal fusion last August because my leg and foot pain was very intense (all this eminates from my spine of course due to nerve damage and DDD and stenosis and osteoarthritis).
Bottom line, I feel like I don't know what to do. All I can do right now is stay home and rest. I have the TENS unit on my left leg which is the worse. I also wear an AFO brace on the lower left leg.
I'm sorry for going on and on about
all the details of my history. Like most of you I'm sure you have been dealing with CP for quite awhile. Sometimes therapies help. Sometimes they don't. I have pain meds of course. Norco 10 mg and MSContin 15mg 2x day. Also Neurontin 600mg 3x day which I don't think really does much of anything??? Celebrex 200 mg 1x day for the arthritis. And now......Tizanidine for the muscle spasms.
I guess we just have to sit back and take it easy when the pain is bad and there's not much more we can do. I don't like it!! I want to be better!! I went through that darn spinal fusion surgery and I expected to be better.
God Grant me the serenity to ACCEPT the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Thanks for letting me rant on. All the best to you folks!
chgohelp (I don't like this username and I want to change it....will do).