Hi my precious friends my heart goes out to all of you as I have battled five surgeries in a fourteen months period. I know all that you face and really pray that you will feel better and be healed of all this craziness in your lives.
On another note here is my situation. I had foot surgery and had an artificial joint put in my big toe, and one week later after foot surgery, I was in the hospital having back surgery. Then six months after back surgery I went in for a second neck surgery where they went in from the back of the neck instead of the front this time.The reason I had to have the second neck surgery was because the four levels that were supposed to be fused the first time only two levels took and the other two levels did not take. So they had to go in again to fuse the other two disc's. Well by this time the medal screws and rods in my back were causing a great deal of pain that went through my right leg so they took them out. It helped allot and now that part is doing great. My neck after surgery had a rod on the left side sticking out like and it caused me sooo much pain that the brace hurt me so bad that I could hardly stand itor even wear it. Well then the doctor decides to take out the hardware in the back of my neck because all looked good and fused. But I Had major neck pain and shoulder pain then headaches began to increase into migraines. So I went back into the doctors for a check up and I told him I could hardly bend my head up down around with out tremendous pain. I could not stand in one position for long with out pain in my neck and shoulders. I can not carry anything with 2 pounds or more cause it felt like my neck was going to pop it hurt so bad.Then the headaches were becoming like migraines and the pressure was so bad I literally popped a blood vessel in my eye. Well the doctor decided to do an MRI then we found out the disc above all the ones that are fused slipped or herniated not exactly sure what he said because I received a phone call from his office that the disc between C3 and C4 was causing the problem and that my doctor wanted me to get a nerve block ASAP to see if that is indeed where the pain is coming from. My mouth dropped to the ground in disbelief cause I had already been through five surgeries already and do not want another one. Well then I go in to see the nerve block doctor and he told me that there was so much trauma from having three neck surgeries already that IT HAS damaged the nerves and the scare tissue is so tight and built up that it is causing pressure in the neck and shoulders which is producing the migraines.
Well I am scheduled for a nerve block in several levels of where the discs are next Thursday. I am to see my surgeon next Tuesday to talk over more of the MRI and its results and I will know more about the steps I need to think about taking then.
One doctor is saying possible surgery is needed again while another is saying I need to stop having surgeries on my neck because of the trauma of several surgeries. I am tired of listening to these doctors. I have a disc that is no good and pain I suffer with. What would you guys do and have any of you gone through this type of situation?
Thanks and I am sorry this is so long. I do pray you all find resolve and for the pain to be gone out of your lives so you and I can live in total freedom of pain and in great health.