Still out of work D/T constant unbearable pain (nurse), Double laminectomy done March of 2011
Hello fellow spine sufferers , This site is very helpful to all the new friends, Ive returned , havnt visited this site for about 6 mos., and found it very helpful in the begining. Ive returned for the encouragement because I am declining insted of getting better . My diagnosis is Failed back syndrome. Radiculopathy, DDD, L2-S1 some have annular fissures (tears), herniations and or bulging discs. Is there anyone out there w/DDD and having it progress faster than expected (the concaving and pain) Ive already shrunk an inch in less than a year.As far as the pain, nothing works, or u take 1-2 extra doses on days U hav no choice, and then U run out and suffer till your next apt. Many of us R going to Pain Management, as far as me, its embarrising because your looked at as a narc seeker, yet they have reports and discs showing that we have just cause for this pain. Plus their Pain Mngmnt Docs and they still wont increase ur dose if needed.I am/was orthopedic nurse for 15yrs,(thats how this happened) a 468lb patient fell on me..Im always open to suggestions and willing to help those who dont understand terminology and meds,etc,,,,,,MY question is when is this pain gonna stop its relentless. Then theirs the whole psycho social part we have to go through. Pshyciatric help I highly encourage..Oh, and one more thing,,how this has not only affcted our daily regimens which have been taken away from us, the deppression and OUR familys tired of us compllaing, only a fellow spine pain sufferer can understand what we meen when we say where in PAIN !!!