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here's a quick hx if you don't remember me:
Fusion L4-S1 Dec. 2004.
consider it a success.
ESI in neck for pinched nerve at C5-6, resolved.
I am hitting 30 this year.

NOW. MUSIC FOR OUR PARTY----hear the violins?????

Anyway-so my muscles are my issue now, that and my low back and feet. I want to explain but it seems so much.
When my low back is mis-aligned, it seems to cause problems with my fusion. If I bend slightly at the waist, even with knees bent, I can hardly stand up, takes a few seconds and it hurts. Then my knees and feet started hurting-my feet are horrible-plantar faciitis is killing me. I do the stretches, I ice them, I use arch supports and nada.
My neck muscles all the way to my hips are tight and sore. At my neck are some sore spots, followed by an area that is catching when I look a certain way. It is very painful. Then my traps, rhomboids, flanks, ribs, down to my fusion-those muscles are always hurting. I was only taking 50 of ultram, then 100 and now 150 up to two times a day! I have had ESI for my small bulges from C5-7 but nada. Yesterday I had an EMG from my bra strap up. I had appx 15 needle sticks all up my shoulder blades to the base of my head. It looks for abdn. firing of the muscles, and if firing, they put botox in. From my bra line to my traps fired. Nothing was firing in my neck though, even though there are many sore spots-I am full of tightness and knots. Then today I have been BURNING up my back. I am miserable. I took 1.5 vicodin. I haven't taken narcs in nearly a year. I can't disclose my job, but it requires me moving and on my feet a lot, with some lifting, though I am very careful about that and stuff. I used to work five eight hour shifts, now I work two eights and two twelves and am picking up OT. I worked 12 hours yesterday (4 of OT), 14.5 hours today (2 of OT). I work Th for 12 and Fri for 8, off sat work sun etc....
ANyway, I am gonna see a chiropractor as my middle/upper back isn't aligned, and I need them to look at my hips and feet. My neck as well though no adjusting there-too much risk of clotting/tearing and stroking out.
I am also gonna try acupuncture again too, plus massage. I am hoping the botox will help also, won't know if it does for a week or so. Did okay at one time, but we'll see.
I am told My t-spine is FINE, no abnormalities like bulges. My Cspine has a couple bulges and I haven't had an updated MRI of my lumbar spine, though I may need to, but that scares me.
My thigh, under it has some kind of catch related to my hips and low back. I am falling apart here!
I could keep going, but dang, this is ENOUGH. I am healthy otherwise. I work out, I work, I dance, I shop, I was a cheerleader for 7 years and so forth. I feel bad for myhusband, and my mother who can't understand how her eldest daughter has more physical problems than she does.
I really need a vacay from work, rest rest rest-no shopping for five hours, no walking around in flip flops all day. JUST REST, massage and rest. I have sick time, but need a doc to say I have to have it and I am stubborn and just can't not work-digging my own grave here.
ANyway, that is all I can muster right now. I am on my shiatsu massage chair AND my feet are on the homedics foot massager. Getting ready to hang out on the heating pad and ice my feet. Hoping the pain meds kick in soon.
I am just lost here. No one understands and I just see this getting worse :(
any happy thoughts???????

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