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Hi Tennisnut :wave:

Good to see you and sorry to see that you're not seeing much relief other than the neurontin. It's good that you're not experiencing the side-effects of other meds as much as in beginning.

I understand so well the frustration you are feeling. It's a "waiting game" - wait for next appt, wait for next procedure" hoping each time that 'this will be the one' - and each time, being disappointed, frustrated and, yes, depressed. But, if you look at each thing, each injection, as part of the Elimination process that is necessary w/ most back pain, you are really moving ahead...getting closer to knowing exactly what the problem is, and w/ the CT scan after disco, hopefully, you will know precisely Where the problem is.

I, too, will be 'celebrating' an anniversary....Monday will be the 3rd year I've been dealing w/ my pain.....but, it's also my oldest girl's 3rd Birthday! So...mixed emotions. I am sorry your birthday had to have double meanings.....but, it was your birthday - and, I'm sure happy that you're here. You are a strong, intelligent woman and will beat this thing. Do what you need to make your life work for you. If that means taking meds, including an anti-d.....go for it. There's no shame in being the best you can be. I struggled w/ the med issues in the beginning, but....better to be taking them and being able to play w/ my little girls than to not and be sitting on the couch watching them.

I have had a couple more injections, found out I have a seriously displaced coccyx..., and now am due for a Re-Eval on 9/25....which, I expect, will lead to my 2nd discogram. I feel for you....I really do.

Just try to be kind to yourself...yes, even your body which has 'betrayed' you by putting you on the sidelines, so to speak. Sometimes we just have to re-think our positions, adjust our mindset, and go on. [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/love1.gif[/img]

Do you have a discogram date set yet? Keep us posted. Will be watching to see you progressing - as you will! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img]

Karen

P.S. Hi Telzey & Standingman! Didn't mean to ignore you! :( I posted a long reply yesterday to tennisnut...and it never posted! :mad: So...I had but a few minutes this am and wanted to reply to her - but, I hope you both are having a good weekend [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img] will 'see' you soon!
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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 - 2nd caudal inj/no coccyx manip
8/14 -coccyx manip AGAIN
9/25 sched appt to begin tx on Disc Tear @ ClevelClinic

[This message has been edited by mokita (edited 09-20-2003).]





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