Posted 8/15/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)
So, my trigger point injections and nerve block injections were a bust. I went through 4 rounds of at least 15 shots each. I had alot of hope on these things working. All the people in the doc's office that I talked to had nothing but praise for them. 2 of them had gotten off of disability and returned to work after the shots. So I start thinking, this guy knows what he's doing. I called today to find out what the next step was as the shots weren't working, and to see about getting something higher than the vidcodin for pain. I was told that since the shots aren't working, and thats what he does, he's returning me to my primary care doctor. The chick said it's really up to my PCP to figure out what the next step is. Last time I was with the pain doc he did warn me that if I'm offered surgery to avoid it at all costs. He said he believes my current problem is from scar tissue due to my l4-l5-s1 fusion, and that another surgery would just make it worse.
I'm REALLY bummed. I've tried not to let it get to me, but this doctor actually listened, actually cared. And now he's releasing me back to my PCP (she is good to). I was just so hopeful, and optimistic about this whole thing. Now I'm worried about being sent to a pain doctor thats a jerk, on top of hurting.
Anyways, I guess it's one more thing that I can show to the social security people saying I've tried. I'm also having problems with my left leg giving out from nerve pain ALOT more. I'm getting sick and tired of ending up on the floor just because I'm trying to pick something up, or let out my dog or whatever. Plus I'm sleeping even less than I was, until about 6am when I'm so exhausted I sleep till 8 or 9am.
Anyways just venting, I'm really down about all this :(