Thanks again Lorie, it wasn't by accident that you are here. I needed every word you said. I had fought 2 years to get custody of my son and got him 3 months before I fell! I wondered sometimes why it happened that way,for my ADHD son and I. I have a place to stay with him, and every day I have time for homework, and just time to spend with him. I can't put a price on that. I feel like I have been railroaded so bad. I had a doc appt yesterday, well, she's a PA and handles my pain meds. I've tried to explain my frustration with her about getting someting done, and her first words are hows the law suit. I told her yesterday that the bowel trouble is getting really bad, that I was on 10 times and nothing happened, unconcerned, she said to make an appt with my MD. She asked about pills and I told her that Vicodin ES don't do much for me anymore, and I could cut it in half to 60 a month. Her words were "You may as well, acitometiphin is the only active ingrediant, and I could get that over the counter". Serious!!! I about fell on the floor. I told her the trade off with the tolerance increasing, that I had very little life. I get groceries and I'm done for two days. So, how afraid should I be about this bowel thing, I am on 80mgs/day of methadone, I've heard that can cause saddle problems. I also had a hemarhoidectomy 5 weeks ago, but that has healed fine. I'm on the toilet at least ten times a day, with only one in three days having a movement. I have had a problem with distinguishing since I fell, but none of the doc's thougth it important. I did have accidents three times when I had been trying to cut lawn. That happend at night, was not diarrhia.sp. and was a total shock. that was about three months ago, and I havent had to cut lawn. So, I have no spine doc, or appt.s All I have is a Comp mediation on April 4th. Should I do something before then?