I had my C-5+C-6 fusion and 3 titanium plates put in. My first surgery was New Years eve 2000, they came in thru the front. I was feeling good for about one week, then I started having unbearable pain in my left arm. They admitted me into the ER and found bone fragments in my spinal column. They stabilised me with heavy narcotics for 5 days and operated on the back of my neck, I spent more time in the hospital. Everything has been good up till now and I am having pain and muscle spasms. It feels like it is in my C-7 area. I take Oxycontin 20mg 3x a day and Soma 3x a day also. This just isn't doing it for me. I am so frustrated, I don't want to be operated on again. I guess I am venting some.View Thread
I have told my Doc about the pain increase and that is were he added Soma but I haven't gone back yet for a follow up.I have been on short term disability since June. I am a supervisor so I don't sit at a desk I have been on Interferon/Ribavirin treatment 2x and have been on FMLA but only missed 3 days since January. I have been employed there for 32 years. They took my supervisory and salaried position from me and put me on hourly pay. I would have to go back to working on the floor. This makes it almost impossible for me, you would think after that much service and dedication they would have some compassion. I have a near perfect work history. Now my neck cannot take this on top of all the other challenges.The insurance just gives me enough money to pay my premium and maybe one med. I am really at a loss, I don't know how I can do this. I have always worked out and for 56 years old, I am in good shape. I try to do everything I can to improve my health nutrition wise. Seams like a catch 22.View Thread
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