Sorry its taken so long to reply, I couldnt get online at all this weekend, seems my computer got struck with a pretty nasty trojan virus! SO $100 later, Im back on line. Crazy stuff.
Anyway, the myleogram went OK, they did not put me under, so I was scared, but it was over with before I knew it. Now the pain afterwards was excruciating! They gave me IV demerol before sending me home, and I was stuck in bed the rest of that day and the next. They definately "reinact" the pain. They found more stuff though with thr CT they did afterwards, scoliosis in my neck, severe compression at C-4 thru C-7, which I had no idea, it doesnt bother me half as much as my back. The compression fractures are from T-5 to T-11 and L1. However T6 and T 7 are still the ones giving me the major problems sense they are shattered. The Doc said he has never seen such a bad case of DDD and everything else I have going on in someone so young. So I am still taking the Oxy 20 mgs twice a day and Lortab for BT. I am seeing a PM doctor on Wednesday and seeing another Neurosurgeon next Monday. I really like and trust the NS Ive been seeing but I still want a second opinion before jumping into surgery. As far as the pain goes, its like a part of my daily routine. It sucks. If I can avoid surgery, Im going to try to back to school for the fall term at least part time status. Sitting/laying on the couch getting depressed is getting to me.
Hubby has a business trip in Ft. Lauderdale for 2 weeks and we are flying down for thatnext Monday afternoon after my appointment. I think some relaxation and sunbathing is definately in order.
I just hope there arent anymore hurricanes in store.
Im glad you had such a good time on your vacation and I missed talking to you! I think you made a very good decision quitting your one job. I have noticed and definately agree that any kind of stress make the pain that much worse. So do you have anymore upcoming appointments or tests or anything? Is your NS saying surgery is your only option? I really hope its not for both of us. I just wish I could wake up from this horrible dream one morning and be pain free.
Let me know how you are doing asap!