Hello Everyone, I am a 59 yr old male with a long history of this not wanted but inherited medical problems,
My list is as follows : I have type 2 Diabetes , High Blood Pressure , High Cholesterol,Unstable Angina,
I have had a Heart Catheterzation Procdure and was founded to have 40-60-50 blockage,
I have CAD, PAD, Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Diabetic Neuropathy, Gastroesophageal relux disease, Arthritis. and Anxiety.
I have Herniated Disc's in both my neck and lower back, severe pain in both feet with shooting electricity into both my feet.
I have the feeling of a burning underneath my feet, a feeling of walking on pins and needles and also a feeling as if I was walking on pebbles and sand with a rocky terrain, and a feeling of restriction of not being able to wiggle my toe's.
A very bad feeling like both ankles and feet were in a refrigerator the right foot seams to be the worse.
Time after time with having my ankles and feet swollen.
And when I am going up a flight of stairs my legs feel like they want to collapse along with a shortness of breath.
I constantly have numbness in all my extremities from arms down to hands and down to my fingers, and from my legs down to my feet and and finally to my toes.
A Chronic Pain starting from both sides of my groin area running down both legs.
Pain in both knees the left knee is the worse, especially any sudden jerk or movement of my knee I would get this immense pain.
Both sides of my knees feel numbed all the time, when bending my knee I feel a severe pain a lot more pain on the left knee.
I have a daily nausea feeling always.
My body feels weak and tiered, a feeling like it has been consumed of all its energy.
When sleeping I constantly have to change my position from sleeping flat on back for so long pain start's in low back down my legs causing me to change my position and to then start sleeping on my right hip side, and once pain gets immense on left side of hip and left leg I change position to sleeping on my left hip side and once pain gets immense I change to sleeping on my back all over again.
I have Glaucoma in one eye, and a Cataract on the other with pain on the left eye.
And at night I have a Halo in both eyes, with a very feeling of sensitivity to light.
And then I have a daily blurry vision.
Sleeping in any position for to long is when more problems occur with the knees. I can not keep them straight or bend for to long when the pain increases I need to straighten my legs out.
Not to mention that if standing or sitting for to long a time, will cause me to get a onset pain on my left calf.
And I can not forget the pain on my left tibia while standing.
About 2 years ago practically overnight from one day to another like a blink of my eye lit, I started limping when I would walk with no apparent reason that I could think of as the cause or no one thing to blame.
I had a consult with a Orthopedic Doctor who had me take X-rays of my back, the findings was that it showed Scoliosis.
Next I had a consult with a Neuro - Orthopedic Surgeon, who order an MRI, now as soon as the doctor received the MRI report I get a call from the doctor's office with a appointment to administer Epidural injection on me.
I did not submit my self for this procedure, for many reasons and maybe you would agree with my decision .
I gave you an idea of the many medical problems I currently have, now I will tell you of the many medicines that I take on a daily basics.
My list of medicines is as follows: Metoprolol, Lisinipril, Cardizem, Nitro -stat, Nitro dur, Asprin, Plavix, Zocor, Lantus, Novolog, Metformin, Neurotin, Lyrica, Fentanyl. Endocet, Flexiral, and Alprazolam.
Also what I would like to add in my information on me, is that I never ever was told before 2013 that I had Scoliosis, however more then 15 years ago I had Epidural administer on me in both Cervical and Lumbar for Herniated Disc as well as a Facet on my Cervical .
Then 2 years later I ended up in Pain Management Care and ever since I have continued to receive there care.
In 2007 I became a victim to a Motor Vehicle, as I was crossing the street at a intersection I was struck by a vehicle resulting in I losing consciousness and waking up in a Hospital in the Trauma Unit.
I was Incubated with a breathing tube, I suffer a Concussion and I did require Stitches above my eye.
When finally I was alert enough to talk with doctors, I was told of what had occurred, I was told that I had suffered a Dislocated Shoulder Arm as well as a Fracture Wrist.
Now 8 years later because of my onset limping and the X-ray revealing the Scoliosis, and the Positive MRI of which I have not learned all the findings of the MRI still to this day and the reason for I choosing not to have the Epidural administer on me is the million dollar question to me.
The day that I went for the consult with the Neuro Orthopedic Surgeon I was asked to bring with me any and all X-rays, MRI, or CT Scan reports, so I requested every imaging reports from the Hospital.
The Hospital claimed to only have a MRI report from 15 years ago, and as for imaging from 2007 when I was struck by a vehicle they claimed to have only one X-ray report because it was the only imaging that was done or order by doctors at the ER.
So there is no prior imaging available for any compering, that is my reason for trying to obtain advise on what is a ongoing pain, which I really would not want to submit myself to unnecessary pain.
As I feel that a possible mistake had already been committed in the fact that I could have had injuries that perhaps were not reveal that day in 2007 when I was struck by that vehicle, that just maybe could of been treated and maybe I would not be in the condition that I am currently in.
Further I believe that the Epidural that the Neuro Orthopedic Surgeon wants to administer on me is only a ban-aid, and it will not correct the outlined problem, that will continue to worsen if not address .
And my worse fear is that I am headed towards a wheel chair, as everyday is more painful and difficult just walking or moving my extremities, and not being able to move, sleep, and all this pain, the limping, and the weakness is precisely in my humble opinion due to the accident, that if properly been diagnosed I may have not been experiencing this pain that I now have.
I have no other explanation as to how I got in this condition, as my pain was controlled and I did not have prior limitations .
So I ask anyone person or Physician that has had experience or dealt with this kind of medical condition to please, advise me of your impression and or options that I could have available.
I thank you, Compounded Pain.