It's been a while since I've read any of your posts. Thanx so much for the welcome!
I just love this little man! I was telling my computer whiz kid that I've learned more on these boards than I have relying on the information from my doctors.
I've been trying to convince myself, not to mention my therapist, that I really need pm. I'm one of those tough broads who can handle anything. Well, this pain is about to handle me. My doc told my husband that if we don't get this pain under control, I won't make it. My biggest fear is becoming a drug-head.
I've been reading other posts and I'm beginning to feel better about my "drug" issues. I'm not alone and I know it. I keep counting my blessings, but somehow the pm issue has not been resolved. Luckily, the pm doc is close to my home and is good friends with my im doc. My doc and I have an understanding that I'm not to take any meds until they are approved by him. I have more than one doc and more than one health issue. Sometimes the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. I don't want to kill myself and he doesn't want me to drop dead. I've checked with him several times and two meds he told me not to take. It took years to find this doc and boy am I happy to have him! You see, this is a blessing!
My doc also told us (my husband and me), that I'm not to have any more operations for as long as possible. He's afraid of scar tissue and I'm already having scar tissue problems on the bottom of both feet. Some of my pain issues could be scar tissue, arthritis, new back problem or old back problems. Who's to say. Had another MRI done on my lower back. It showed that I have retrolisthesis, and two of the disks were dehydrating. I already had diskectomies done on those two disks three years ago.
Adjusting my lifestyle to my aches and pains is another issue but I'll just have to get back to you on this one. A lot has happened since last summer and I can't post it all at one time so I'll see you later.