I'm new here, so bare w/me. I was an RN & in 2003 fell down some concrete steps resulting today in 13 ruptured & bulging discs in my cervical & lumbar area, along w/TBI, spinal stenosis, DDD, neuropathy, radiculopathy, & progressive scoliosis. I have been to 3 different Pain Management doctors, have tried every non-invasive tx. that Worker's Comp would pay for & have had 7 surgeons tell me I needed a cervical & lumbar spinal fusion, which I have put off for yrs. I have had opioid-induced hyperalgesia twice, & been to the same 3mo. Pain Management in-house treatment center, feeling great coming out. I was able to take long walks & work w/a personal trainer; each time becoming worse after only a few mo. I am in constant pain every day w/2-3 wk. flare-ups. I have become w/drawn, isolated, angry, depressed & frustrated. I just don't know what to do anymore. I cannot find any motivation or joy & have completely lost my faith. I've never prayed for a cure, just the ability for me to cope w/my pain better. I see my 8th surgeon this Wed. & I'm terrified. I've told all the different surgeons I've seen that I will consider a spinal when I'm in a w/c. Now, the pain is so bad I'm unsure, but I can't walk far, do housework, etc, & am almost to the point of considering it. Then I realize I still want the least invasive of treatments or surgery. Thanks for listening to me ramble. Just helps to tell my story <3
I have given your post a heading so more people will see it. Thanks.
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