20 yr. old with entire spine arthritis and severe herniated discs...please help!!!
I just turned 20 about 2 weeks ago and 2 days ago I found out I have severe arthritis starting in the middle of my head and goes down to the bottom of my tailbone. I also have several severe herniated discs. I'm in constant pain and no longer have control of the left side of my body (including my left eye) and sometimes my right leg goes along with everything else. My legs and my left arm will just go completely numb with no warning whatsoever. I fall all the time and sometimes I lay on the ground for 3-4 hours until either i get feeling back or I get ahold of someone that can come get me up and move me to the couch (which rarely happens as I'm in a new area where I don't know anybody). The doctors have me on a medical overdose of oxycodone which makes me feel sick all the time. My insurance company is being slow so I can't even get in to see the neurosurgeon for a minimum of 3 more weeks. I'm too frustrated and I don't know what to do anymore, if i can feel my limbs it's excruciating pain but if I can't feel them I can't even take care of my own basic needs. Any suggestions on what I could do to help relieve some of the pain and numbness until i can see the surgeon??? Thank you for your time!