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Hi Christina!

It does Not sound dumb that you want them to find something. Better than everybody thinking it's in your head until you begin to wonder yourself! ;)

I'm so happy that you like this doctor. That is soooo important! When do you go for bone-scan? Are they putting it thru insurance first (ofcourse, gotta get the $$$ :D)

I also just love my doc...he's so compassionate about the pain and truly wants to get to the cause so I can return to my life....enjoying my children w/out cringing everytime I move 'wrong'.

Will be hoping that the bone-scan will turn up the problem....and you and your doctor can get it all worked out. Wouldn't it be wonderful if, by Christmas, we w/b ready to go sledding? Ok...maybe that's pushing it a bit. How bout building a snowman? :) Anyway...keep me posted! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/love1.gif[/img]

Karen
p.s. ( don't know if you caught the thread, but I didn't have the facet joint injections done yesterday...doc looked @ my xray of coccyx and decided on caudal epidural injection. Very bad, but I hope it helps w/ that issue. Then - onto the torn disc!)
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9/22/00 24 hour labor, baby posterior, left tailbone killing me
12/00 MRI -normal-but pain still-began taking vicodin
2/8/02 - 2nd baby born - Csection-healthy girl
2000-11/02 various PT + pain meds
11/02 Referred to Neuro
3/03 NEW MRI - slight bulge L3-L4, DDD, neural foramen,Superior aspect S1 and L5 Nerve root involvement-Neuro Refers to PM for ESI's
(2 Rt Transforaminal,1 lumbosacral,3rd one numbed tailbone little
5/9 - Discogram - shows Tear L4 w/ significant leak onto nerves, DDD
Performing doc oversedated, False Negative
7/8- Dept Head ClCl consult
7/28 - ClevelClinic for Facet Injection, changed to Caudal Epidural after seeing xray of displaced coccyx.
8/12 - sched for 2nd Caudal

[This message has been edited by mokita (edited 07-29-2003).]
Hi Christina!!! Hi Baxter!!!! :)

I think I might be getting some relief from the tailbone pain from my caudal injection Monday!!!! :bouncing: I hope it sticks and the 2nd injection makes it better. I will still have a long way to go cuz I've been told that my pelvic floor muscles will need rehab (it HAS been over 2 yrs w/ this - I am sure). So, 8/12....more of the horror ;) Actually - I think it w/b better cuz some of the inflammation should have calmed down by then, I hope!

Christina! So, Aug 6th? I'll be praying for you! Is that test supposed to be uncomfortable? is it like MRI? I am so glad that you're being listened to! How Awesome:up: Will this scan show facet's, too? It wouldn't surprise me if you've been right all along...and just had to find a doc to listen. Just like my tailbone. I've been complaining for literally 2 yrs 10 mos! :eek: Finally, a doc says "hmmm, you have 2 issues...one is tailbone...let's xray" DUH... I KNOW that, thnx for noticing. Oh, well, better late than never. And, if this works.... I'll have half my problem on the way to recovery!!!!

Baxter.... how you hang in, I don't know! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img] It is maddening enough waiting for the next 'appt, procedure, test' w/out having to wait for the next 'call from lawyer, appeals decision, them to get their heads out their A$$' ;) God Bless you and may they get theirs in the end (actually, a good place for Them to get IT!!!!)

Take care!



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9/22/00 24 hour labor, baby posterior, left tailbone killing me
12/00 MRI -normal-but pain still-began taking vicodin
2/8/02 - 2nd baby born - Csection-healthy girl
2000-11/02 various PT + pain meds
11/02 Referred to Neuro
3/03 NEW MRI - slight bulge L3-L4, DDD, neural foramen,Superior aspect S1 and L5 Nerve root involvement-Neuro Refers to PM for ESI's
(2 Rt Transforaminal,1 lumbosacral,3rd one numbed tailbone little
5/9 - Discogram - shows Tear L4 w/ significant leak onto nerves, DDD
Performing doc oversedated, False Negative
7/8- Dept Head ClCl consult
7/28 - ClevelClinic for Facet Injection, changed to Caudal Epidural after seeing xray of displaced coccyx;also,coccygeal manipulation
8/12 - sched for 2nd Caudal & manipulation
Hi Christina, Baxter & Lisa! :wave:

Well, Christina that will Rock if they find your problem w/ this... but, waiting 12 stinking days? God, how I hate to wait. :mad: If it were me being the doc.... I'd be jumping through hoops to get us the answers faster. It just seems pure mean, ya know?

Baxter... can't stand myself either some days. Like when my meds were increasing my crankiness... or when my new meds don't cut it and I snap at my little girls. I hate myself... and I can't seem to get away from me!!!!

Lisa... so sorry you have to wait til Sept 3rd :eek: Sheesh... the only thing I can say is that when I have to wait for each thing... and it seems like forever... all of a sudden it Is here and Gone! Ofcourse, there's always something else to wait on! ;) Just think!! Maybe one of these WAITS for us will be a REal Diagnosis w/a Real Doctor who is Really Understanding and Compassionate! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/love2.gif[/img] I can hope, can't I?

Hope you all are doing ok tonite.... I'm gonna hit the sack and pray for sleep tonight. Haven't had a good night's sleep since Sunday before the caudal.

Karen

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9/22/00 24 hour labor, baby posterior, left tailbone killing me
12/00 MRI -normal-but pain still-began taking vicodin
2/8/02 - 2nd baby born - Csection-healthy girl
2000-11/02 various PT + pain meds
11/02 Referred to Neuro
3/03 NEW MRI - slight bulge L3-L4, DDD, neural foramen,Superior aspect S1 and L5 Nerve root involvement-Neuro Refers to PM for ESI's
(2 Rt Transforaminal,1 lumbosacral,3rd one numbed tailbone little
5/9 - Discogram - shows Tear L4 w/ significant leak onto nerves, DDD
Performing doc oversedated, False Negative
7/8- Dept Head ClCl consult
7/28 - ClevelClinic for Facet Injection, changed to Caudal Epidural after seeing xray of displaced coccyx;also,coccygeal manipulation
8/12 - sched for 2nd Caudal & manipulation





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