For walking I have to walk a distance to get to other offices. I do stand for periods of time. I see my Knee Dr. on Thursday and I'm going to ask for another MRI if he can't be sure of the problem. I work for a school district and they don't have to have disability insurance. My boss and I don't really get a long lately, so she would do nothing for me.
My pain is severe and I spoke to my therapist today and she said I need to speak to my Prime Care Dr. about the Opiod medications I have been taking. She said that I have been trying to take away the pain for so long that I am addicted to these drugs because I keep taking more and more to get rid of the pain and I have ended up with a high tolerance for these meds.
I made an appt. to see her Thursday also. I'm nervous about telling her all the meds I have been taking for my pain. My therapist said I need to have her hook me up with a pain management Dr. to get my pain under wraps.
I really need to be careful as I have some heart issues, but all I can think about is feeling nothing, dulling everything physical pain and mental pain.
I have a headache so bad right now it's giving me stabbing pains in my eye's.
Crying doesn't help! I just want it all to go away.
Had knee surgery for the 3rd time on Feb. 4th. They repaired the damage but I still have excruciating pain. I walk with a limp and after walking 10 minutes I'm in horrible pain in my knee. Physical Therapy doesn't even know why so much pain except they have told me that my knee cap isn't moving. 4 differnt therapists don't understand why.
My Dr. told me that there will be no more surgeries unless it's to have a full knee replacement.
I'm taking so many pain pills plus anything else that might help, but it's not helping. I see my Dr. again on Thursday and I'm going to request another MRI unless he can come up with something.
Another really big problem is that I have been out of work on medical leave for the past 5 months and if I don't return to work by 6/6/11 I lose my job, my pay, my insurance..
Well I had my neck surgery. Everything went well. Just have to wait to see if it helped once it heals. I have a 5" scar that goes from the front to around the side of the neck. Didn't expect a scar that long. Oh well if it works who cares. They sent me home with Percoset, Valium and prednisone along with my other meds.
There is a lot of things to do to see what is wrong, but not all work so you have to take it one at a time.
When I started having severe pain in my neck, not only did it take the Dr.s months and months to figure out what was wrong, I finally found the right Dr. for the job. He is a Spinalsurgeon. Only works on Spine. I had x-rays, cat scan, MRI and then last but not least I had 3 spinal tabs where they injected dye up my spine into my neck and that was there final answser. I started of by having shots in my neck, I had facet blocks and I ended up having a total of a little of 50 shots. None of it worked. Neck surgery is dangerous, but that was my last resort. He said do the surgery or suffer with my pain. I've been on medical leave for 5 1/2 months getting myself healthy. I'm not there but I have to return to work on 6/6/11 or lose my job. I had surgery on my knee, my hand and just had surgery on my neck. Just got out of the hospital. They removed 3 of my lower disks then put in a titanium piece of steal and screwed it to the remaining part of the disks they removed. I can't move my head at all. I was told to do absouletly nothing for 2 weeks until I go back to see him. The scar is diagonal on the right side of my neck, and about 1 1/2 - 2 inches long. I leaned overl earlier to pick up something from the floor and now I know why he said do nothing. That gave me iintense pain in my neck. Kind of like straining. Can't swollow but that will get better over the days. He said a full 6 weeks recovery if all goes well.
So after all that get an MRI done. Demand it. Some Dr.'s are pretty lacks about things.
I still have another disk out in my back that needs fixing. I've had 2 surgeries in my lower back also. They removed thos disks in my back in put ray cages.
Sorry I was long winded and hope your feeling better soon. Beautiful BuffaloView Thread