Hello to everyone,
I appreciate your responses, to answer the question about surgery, yes I did have radiofrequency neurolysis done Aug 20th and I also had it done the year before. The main issue is I had to have it again and it takes 6-8 weeks to feel relief. Also there is no guarantee of having it last forever, the pain came back in about 8 months that is why I had to have it again. Nursing was my major and I have been warned not to complete it due to my injury, the main problem is that my facet joints are twisted and they are bones which are pressing on my nerves and it is really rare that they do surgery to replace them because of the spinal column, functionality etc. I have been thinking about teaching, however, I get nervous when I have had to do any public speaking, I'm not sure if this is something that will go away or not. I just think about it non-stop and I can't decide and I'm not much of an office person. I'm sure many of you have had to re-think your careers. I just want to be sure my schooling->career is going to be something I can physically handle. I appreciate all the input and I hope you are all having a good day, mine just started flaring again, took a vicodin to calm it down. If you all come up with any great ideas I really appreciate it. Take care.
p.s. Lakeside I have been thinking about ya, I hope that you are doing well, I am proud of you for going back to work, I can't wait til I can too, hopefully soon.---hugs---
Chronic pain/Back Injury T4-T7
2-Radiofrequency Neurolysis Surgeries
(easy explaination:nerve deadening surgeries)
Depression as a result of the chronic pain
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."