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Hi All.... Well, had my appointment with my Pain Management Doctor today, well actually his PA....... ask her about the severe foot pain... and told her about the pain being in my left leg now but was not before the surgery....she said that since I have such a limp, that it could be over compensating and causing the left leg to hurt now....I ask if all this pain could be due to my Neurosurgeon cutting away at the scar tissue around the nerve during surgery, and basically she just said, "It is a good possiblility, there is no way to really know." She said all she can do is basically keep working with my meds, keep adjusting, and trying new ones and this and that until we get something that works... she also said, that since I am young, im 38, but she said I was still awfully young to have one of the morphine pumps or the stimulators implanted, they hate to do it on people that are young.....She told me that nerves do regenerate, contrary to popular belief, and that they regenerate at about the rate of 1/8 inch a year (which is not alot)... so if you have much damage, it could take a LONG!!! time to heal.....

She did ask if I had the numbness and twitching and tingling, and crawling and such in my legs .... I told her YES!! which I have told her before.... and she said... "Thats definately S1.." which I knew that, because that is the nerve that was compressed... and had the scar tissue already growing around and protecting that nerve... and teathering it to other ligaments and such....

But anyway, that is about the extent of my appointment she upped my Methadone from 1 - 10mg tab 3 times a day...slowly up to 2- 10mg tabs 3 times a day and also put me on a drug called Adderall XR 20mg- 1 in the morning... they are slow release..... to help control the sedation effects from the Methadone....She said they are generally used to help with ADD or ADHD in children, but when used this way, they reverse sedation....Anyway thats where we are.... still same ole thing... Time and Meds... So Ya'll take care...

Thanks Tracer for the input, will definately take a look and see what I find..

TRose :angel: