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Living with the pain? or surgery?

Living with the pain? or surgery?

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Posted by Shelley on November 28, 1999 at 23:30:35:

I had an slip and fall injury two years ago. As a result, I broke my right foot and developed blood clots in this leg also. I became extemly depressed by being confined to the bed for three months, gaining weight and constantly being drugged up. I too have been to several doctors and pain clinics. I have been through several blocks - none very successful. The latest pain anisthesiologist has decided to put in a sinal stimulator. It runs through the spine and blocks the pain down this leg.

The last 6 months I developed complications with a minor stroke(a result of the blood clots)and recurring seizure activity. The Neurologist had to take me off all medications and put me in the hospital to undergo an eppilesy profile. As a result I am off all medications except a muc\scle relaxant and of corse Darvacet PRN> I have never felt better health wise, I am awake more, caan hold conversations with other adults confidently and I recently have started to volunteer one day a wek at my childs school for the lunch patrol.

Don't get me wrong - I still have alot of pain. Some time it is so intence that I just stay in bed with it elevated trying not to move and cry for some reielf. I want to go ahead with this surgery. Has anyone out there had it done? Did it help? How would you rate your pain before and after the proceedure? Do you deal with several Drs or just the one? It seems like I have a lot of hands in my kettel. I have 2 neurologists, two different pain control Drs, physical therapists, my regular Dr and a hemotoligist(for the blood clot monitor).

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