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Back Problems board

Hey tmv thanks for asking and I have been following your postings also. I wish I could tell you that I am feeling GREAT but that isn't the truth. This past week I started having really bad back pain on the left and have a hard time sitting for very long. I was sitting at the kitchen table reading the paper and when I got up I was numb completely on the left side from the waist down to the knee including my pelvic area. I don't know what is going on because I am so uncomfortable unless I am sitting back in my recliner. I told my husband today that I was hoping to be so much further along in recovery then I am and that I am so depressed about it.

I don't have my doctor's appt. until the end of June so maybe things will be better by then. I don't like the percocet they have me on because it doesn't seem to help my pain and I can't take any of the nerve medications (neurontin and Lyrica) because of severe reactions. I am also having more pain in my cervical area also and have already had two surgeries there. It seems to be nerve pain because it is burning in the scapula area as always. I ended up getting up wrong out of my recliner one day and pulled my abdominal incision and that was sore for about 10 days but is better now. I guess I am really sounding like a whiner right now so I apologize for that.

I am also having trouble with my arthritis in my knees and my rheumatologist started me on some new medicine last week but not working yet. I just can't seem to stay up on my feet for very long even though I try and walk for my exercise. My husband got our pool open today but the water is still too cold for me but I am looking forward to getting in there and maybe that making me feel better.

I have been reading your posts and I know you aren't completely satisfied either---are you? Are you still having back pain and nerve pain too? Can you stay up on your feet for very long? What all are you able to do?

I keep reminding myself that it hasn't been that long because my last surgery was March 5th so I need to give myself more time but with the beautiful weather we are having it is depressing when you can't enjoy the things you use to do. Take care and let me know how you are doing also.

Gentle hugs:)