For those who have not read my introduction, I'll try to sum it up: I had two radio frequency procedures done, first on November 29, 2011 & second on December 29, 2011. I had them done for Degenerative Disc Disease, Arthritis & Facet Syndrome- all in Lower back L4-S1. I had relief from the first one, but after the second one the pain came back on both sides. Follow up appointment was a complete waste of time- Nurse Practitioner told me to continue taking Percocet 10/325 twice a day & put me on Robaxin (muscle relaxer). I told her several times the Percocet was hardly touching the pain & she said the muscle relaxer will help- well, I could not take it as it made my heart race. Called Dr's office & explained this to them & they said since I had just been in I could not come back in for a month, so I will go back on Feb 17 (yay, my b-day), and I insisted on seeing the actual Dr!
Well, I have been suffering from severe pain and today it started getting really bad....like time to go to the ER bad. But, I do not want to sit in the ER for hours as it will just make my pain worse & I have homework that is due tomorrow. So, after taking my second Percocet & using my heating pad I am about
in tears. This pain is awful today....can barely concentrate to get my homework done. Doesn't help that my husband is not being very nice....he is not good at giving support....I have to practically beg for a hug. So, I thought what better place to vent then here, where at least people understand what I am going through. I really do not know how I am going to make it to Feb 17.....this pain is really getting to me mentally and emotionally. I feel like a complete mess. Thanks for reading!
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.