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[QUOTE=123dietdrpepper;3525994]Lily, I want you to know that I can't feel your personal pain but I am not new to pain either. I feel compassion and sympathy toward your pain since I have been suffering since 2004.

You said that you have had two surgeries. May I ask if they are the same doctor? Have you had a second opinion? Sometimes just getting a fresh set of eyes to look at your case can be extremely helpful.

Do you have a good pain mgmt program?

If you tell us a little more about your history and location/types of pain we might be able to help you a little more.

In the meantime, I will lift you up in prayer and pray that you find some relief soon. :angel: :angel:

Thanks Pepper, you always have such strong compassion for others, thank you! The same Neurosurgeon did the surgeries, I reherniated 6 wks after my 1st surgery. I have seen a pain mnmgt (post surgeries) doc and he gave me a nerve block, which only gave a few days of relief. The only thing that gives me relief is Vicodin. I have to start physical therapy again. I exercise often, walking helps. I don't eat much sugar as that causes inflammation.

At this point, I am wondering if I should go back to seeing my spine specialist. But I am sure he will just offer me a fusion and I want to avoid that on all costs...