Hi everyone, my name is Felipe and its a pleasure to meet you all. I had a really bad car accident 2 years ago and went through the hole ordeal. Physical therapy, injections, more injections, surgery number one and 4 months ago had l4/l5 spinal fusion. I do have to say that before the surgery I had real bad headache all the time and my left leg was giving me shooting pain and tingling. So after the surgery my left leg almost never hurts and the headaches are almost all gone. So I WAS pretty happy with the results and my back was feeling really good. Well I got cleared at the 3 months mark to return to work and start therapy. I work at a call center and work in a seated position for 10hrs a day. This started to cause me back pain where I had the surgery and also behind my stomach. This pain is getting worse and sometimes I feel like I'm back at the 2 month post op. The Dr also said I should be exercising on a stationary bike and or walking with minor stretching. Well this is all good when you don't have back pain so when I'm off work after 10 hrs I go to the gym for about 45min and do walking and stretching and it hurts but I push through the pain seeing that the Dr said I need to rebuild the muscles in my back. What do you guys think? Before they let me go back to working seated I was feeling awesome, was only taking 1 -2 percocet's 10/325 a day. Then I noticed when I starting exercising and going back to work I'm back up at 4 or even 5 cause I wake up in pain in the middle of the night. Has anyone had this problem? The Dr last time said its normal, I don't see anything normal in going from almost no pain to pain again. Im really frustrated and I actually love my job but I've had to call out a couple times because I can't sit and endure the stabbing. When I try to walk I can't stand up straight as it hurts behind my stomach and in my back. Sorry for the rant just wanted you guys to have the half the story.
So my visit to the spine surgeon on 3/5 was really a waste of time. He told me the pain in my stomach or behind my stomach is normal as it's the bone still healing together and that there may be some slight grinding till it becomes completely solid. Ok as for the pain he expects to see some improvement over the next month or 2. He said in worse case we would do a minor surgery to remove the hardware that may be causing the inflammation that's causing the pain. He gave me a script for X-ray and sent me on my way.
3/6 was and interesting day at the pain Dr that first did my epidurals and other nerve block shot. We spoke and by the way I live in FL so I need to take a drug test whenever the prescribe narcotics. So with the pain getting worse and me not sleeping he changed my pain meds from Percocet 10-325 to Roxycodine. We'll here's where things start to get complicated. Here in Florida every pharmacist thinks your a pill/drug addict and they some how have the authority to deny your request to fill it. Thank god I knew I was going to have an issue filling it and tried a pharmacy around the corner from the dr. The pharmacist looks at me and just says no we don't have it. I said could you please check your computer, she said no we don't have it so I left back to the dr. The doctor was amazed that she didn't fill the prescription and prescribed me morphine. I took that back to the pharmacist and then she came up with some BS that I didn't live in the same city as pharmacy. I asked for her to please check what she can do for me and she said she would grant it one time exception. She informed me that this is not a Walgreens policy buddy policy that the pharmacist agree on. I am in the car waiting as we speak. FMLView Thread
Thank for the response everyone. I have made 2 appointments one with my Dr that perfumed the surgery and the other with the PM this week. Will come back and keep you guys updated. Thanks for letting me share.View Thread