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Started by deadat45 on 02/02/2013 5:03am

Hello. My name is Walter. I have been dealing w' degenerative disc's S1-L5 and L5-L4 since 2005. Microdiscectomey surgery 2 years ago helped herniation, but back and pelvic pain still persist. Will not take pain med's (too addictive) have no real oppertunities for surgery because I am referred too as 'not a good candidate' for surgery. So what am I suppose to do? And now disability says I am not disabled... wtf! Life goes on I geuss. While I watch it go by.
Peace

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* forgot, I have also gone through a ESI or epidural steriod injection.... only helped me for the day, by early morning the pain was back. Now my family Dr. will only focus on my depression. Anyone know of a good Dr. taking new patiences in Calgary?
Peace

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hi walter disabilty tells everyone that so dont take it personnel. go and get a lawyer for your disabilty. If I were you I would go and find a good ortho surgeon, If hes good his patients will have good things to say about him. thats how I found mine. I also have DDD my lumbar is fused together. and they repaired a fracture in around where my ribs stop. Its not fun and yes it hurts like you wouldnt believe. but now I dont take anything for back pain anymore. I have probs. with auther in my hips. when it warms up I feel great. If my muscles start to act up from setting to long I go for a walk and pain goes away. the faster you file and get a attorney that wil help you then things will get betr. but get a mri find out whats wrong. find someone that just does the spine. takecare and good luck to you.

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@Larry A Weter:
Thnx alot Larry. I have to go to an appeal court that is set up w' a group of citizen's, called a citizens appeal court. Scary as hell, but last chance. As far as a lawyer is concerned, there would be no way I could afford that. Thnx for the advice though. Still searching for a good Dr though. Check out my rant on you tube. username deadat45 "denied AISH because of cannibis use'
Peace fr Calgary

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hi walter Do you work now or could you work today? if the answer is yes then disabilty will prob be hard to get. disabilty lawyers dont get money till they win, so if you recieve disabilty then they would take a percentage of your lump that is called back pay.if you dont win then you dont pay. where do you live in the us? you need to find a spine surgeon thats all they do is the spine. if you have ddd why would they not fuse where your problems are. when I was 19 I broke my back and my back just got worse as I aged. after putting up with the pain for 40 years I had it fixed, my lumbar is all fused together. after they operate You will never be like the back you started out with. I cant or not suppose to bend, either squat or go down on one knee. i feel betr then i did. I have been having fun with muscle issues in my legs and hips. autheritus is what Im guessing. but when the weather gets crappy then I go to hurting. anyway I no what the pain is like so hope you get done what you set out to do.

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@ Larry;
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.... I have not worked for over five years now. So here I wait ( for an oppertunity to get better or..... nothing) Remember this, 'there is no real universal healthcare in Canada'. Your either a good candidate for surgery, or not, and my Dr says I am not a good candidate because I am a smoker. So I pray for a quick demise and end this 'so called' life. Thnx again, and sorry for the negativity..... but what ya gonna do? Eh.
Peace fr. Calgary

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Still existingat45, I read your post and do I ever feel for you. I hate meds too, and am a chronic "under-medicator." Having said that, there comes a point when the pain is too much to live with... Too much to "exist" with. We deserve better than a life with constant pain. Even if you take pain meds for a week or two, it WILL help your WHOLE BEING feel BETTER.
I so completely understand "watching life go by." Every time I try to, "get with the program," I just feel worse.
But hang in there. I'm sure you've felt worse, and you will have better days. (It's the whole ying-yang thing right?)
Hope to hear more from you,
Janet. :)

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@ upanddown
Thnx for the responce (and sorry my reponce is late) I have been off the comp for a while now. My back is buggin me alot lately. As for pain med's..... sorry but not gonna go there. Big Pharma wants us to turn to them. Then they got ya..... ADDICTION!
Not me. As a social worker I know what can happen w' pain medication. I have decided to make my own choice when it comes to my pain management. Marijuana is not addictive and does help a GREAT DEAL. Thnx sooo much for your Kind word's. Check out my youtube channel & google account.... speaks to my frustration. Same username deadat45.
Peace from Calgary Alberta

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45, I just watched your, "rant." (It wasn't a rant as far as I'm concerned.) You remind me of me. Only I take the damn meds (lortab). I've been down the addiction road, trusting that the Dr's had my best interest at heart, and maybe they did, in the beginning... After a while, you're just another one of hundreds needing another script. (And WE pay the price in the end, for the blind trust we place in the medical community.) Do I wish I could smoke a little pot instead? Absolutely! But the fact is, I have to much to lose if I'm tested.
I feel like the horse too. EVERYONE needs a purpose, without one, well, you know the score.
I struggle everyday, trying to find a little joy, a reason to be. Knowing I'm going to get worse smacks fighting a losing battle, or flogging a dead horse. Still, I wake up and "pretend" my day's away. Lying to myself that this will get better.
I'll ask you to hang in there, because it's what I do (And I hate to be alone). Selfish, but honest.
Hope to hear more from you.
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Holy cow can't believe it's been this long since I was last on... Back again. and your right. I call it putting on the mask. Smile and everything will be better. LOL! So up and down your not alone my friend, I'm right here. Thnx for checkin out my video on youtube as well. I finally got into the chronic pain clinic. My appointment was today. I am hoping for disc replacement. But it's all up to them. Thnx again
Peace & Luv

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