I am still here just not posting threads until now.
Thought I would say hi to all. Hope everyone is ok. I know that none of us are ever really ok but so long as we are not going backwards.
I have stabilised the medication I take and my GP is looking after that for me now. He has been able to script a month in advance for my patches so it only costs me $5 now for that med anyway. Then I have about 5 other scripts a month also. All up about $30 per month I pay out. I know that it is very cheep for me really.
I am still having a lot of pain late in the day so I have been using heat and Paracetamol to try and manage that, because I can't get anything else from either doctor. I know that I have to be careful with what I do in the mornings now because I suffer that afternoon depending on what I do in the morning.
I am hoping to be moving soon to another house with a pool, backing onto a golf course with a river pasting through about 100 yards from the back gate. So I am hoping to start to walk every day and start to swim this coming summer. We are in the process of selling the house we are in now. My sister has been working on updating our home now for a while so she is very happy.
There has been some increase in the pain I get in my legs lately and some feeling of nerves effected. I have been jumpy and even noticed that I have been dropping things out of my hands. I don't know why I would be having any problems with my hands at all but I suppose the nervous system is all connected up. I hope that is all it is as I really don't need any other problems. Why would DDD of my lower back cause me to drop anything from my hands? I am a little concerned but I am hoping that it will pass.
Anyhow I wish every one good health. Allan.
25-Nov-2010: ALIF fusion L5-S1. 9 years of Chronic lower back pain. Nearly 18 months of pain across my upper pelvis, through my butt and down my left leg into my foot. Sciatica relieved by surgery.