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Hey all,

thanks for reading and responding. That's a really good idea. I think I will try to set my phone for a good hour prior to getting up. THe problem is I don't know when I am going to wake up with this "breath taking" problem. It is really, really bad. I mean, I have my pain all day and it gets worse and better and so on but this pain in the am is totally crazy. I just can't describe it as well as I should. But it is incredibly intense. It's not just regular back pain or really bad back pain, something is going on in there and I just don't know what it is. Like, I cannot move! I swear it, literally cannot move. I just don't understand why this happens and why does it affect my breathing. What on earth is going on in there that would make it do this to me?!? I don't get it. I really wish someone could explain why this happens. It seems the doctors don't know/understand.
I am so afaid that I am not going to get fixed either. My surgeon said that this 3rd surgery would be the last on. Due to all the scar tissue and nerves, my surgeon feels it's to risky to go further. He also said that he may not be able to do what he needs to because of the scar tissue and nerves that are in the way. He may see something that needs to be fixed but cannot take the risk to fix it! It's scary. I have myself so worked up about it all.

I will set my phone, keep my water by my bed as well as my meds. I am on oxycodone, gabapentin (for nerves), clonazepam, fentanyl pain patch and of course T3's for extra pain management and or advil.

Thanks again for all the help. I really appreciate that you guys took the time to help out ;)

It there is anyone that knows why this is happening and what is going on in there that is causing this, I would be so incredibly grateful for any help you can offer.

Take care all,