my pain has lessened and I don't know why. It happened that weekend I ran out of pain meds. I have some Ultracet that I have been taking here and there, but haven't needed it that much. I still hurt, but not as severe. My concern is, just b/c it doesn't hurt now, when I am not doing anything, does that mean it won't get bad again when I go back to work? I will have the discogram still b/c the ddd is enough that more than likely it will cause more problems down the road, so a fusion may still happen. But, where my neck is concerned, I don't think it warrants surgery any longer. I think some neurontin and arthritis meds will help. Unfort, I won't truly know unless I go back to work. My main concern is that I do go back to work then end up on disablity again a month later! I am so confused right now! I really need help and advice here! I can get into it more-long term stuff anyway.
I guess where surgery is concerned on my low back, I am looking long term. I have stated that I want to be able to sit w/o pain (or little pain) so I can go to school and concentrate on that rather than pain. My husband wants to go to Europe, and right now, I couldn't sit on a plane for four hours, much less 12. We don't want kids right now, but may in six to eight years. For those of you who may know: Should I have kids with DDD in two discs? Or should I go for the fusion now so I have stability when I do have kids. Don't get me wrong, these aren't the reasons for surgery-I still have enough pain and of course, the discogram with determine that too. I am just throwing other things out there. I have talked to many who have had kids very easily with fusions. I guess I am just confused right now,and I really don't know what to do, or what will happen.