DDD,Barretts Esphagus Disease ,Dysphagia,IBS
Hi, my blog name is linska. This my first time on this blog but after reading all these stories I decided to share mine. My problems started right after I turned 50 and menapause kicked in. My first neurosurgeon fused c-3 &c-4, the following year c-5 &c-6. That surgery us unsuccessfull so he decided I needed the nerves in my neck shaved. Of course I did not like the idea of that so I went and got two other written opinions and both Dr.'s said he needs to go back in there and put the plate and screws. Well, because I trusted my neuro I went ahead and had my nerves shaved. Gotta tell you, the pain was worse than anything I ever felt in my life. I had 16 staples running down from the back of my head down to around T-4. If that was not enough I also caught that multi strain baterial infection MRSA. Needless to say that surgery did nothing and I still had the same pain I started with so I decided to find a new neurosurgeon. Funny thing was no Dr. would touch me for 6 months, I'm guessing it some kind of Dr. rule or liability thing. so I wait my 6 months, found a great neuro at the mayfield spine clinic and from there I had c-5&c-6 plated and screws, c-6 & c-7 plated and screwed, then had to have c-3&c-4 redone with plates and screws and the c-2 & c-3 plated and screws. This has been going on since "07". Now I find out my lumbar is slowly degenerating, not to mention all my other problems I have. Talk about chronic pain! Finally had to stop taking percocets 10/650's because of all the tylenol in it and my Dr. came up with a mix of percocet-just 10mgs and ms cotin 30mgs. What a world of diffence this has maded for me. I still have pain but not like I used to, I felt like a new women pain wise. I still can't sit or stand for long periods but thatbecause of my lumbar, and can't bend my neck for long periods with out pain but it nothing like it was before. Aside from all that I'm still limited. I used to work 2 jobs, workout, just go,go,go. Now my whole life has changed coupled with my other diseases that I've turned into a hermit. Only go out when I have to,I cancel invites, stay in pj;s all day and don't do anything but computer, read and sleep and that's with 60mgs of prozac. Everyday is the same! I hate being disabled and limited so much, and one time I had thought of offing myself. Worse part it's only going to get worst now with my lumbar wittling away. How do you out there cope from day to day? I'd hate to think this is it day in and day out. Any ideas???