I haven't wrote my own post in a long time so I thought I would give you and update as to what's going on.
Today I went to my monthly pain mgmt appt and when I got there she handed me a cup and said I need to be drug tested. I wasn't totally shocked cuz I signed the contract the first day of my appt. I wonder what prompts them to decide when to give them. They acted kind of funny towards me until the results came back. I wasn't sweating it cuz I don't misuse my meds or take anything other than what I've told the doc. Nothing more was said to me about the drug test. She also did a pill count but she does do that almost each month.
I was wondering if it was cuz I asked her about letting me try oxycontin last month. She said that she doesn't like to prescribe cuz it's addicting. Doesn't she realize that mscontin, hydrocodone or any of the other pain meds could be addictive if you let them. Like I said before I take misuse my meds or take more than what I'm prescribed.
I also asked about another EMG cuz last one was Feb 2009 and it seems the nerve pain in legs is worse than last year but I only notice it when I'm standing or sitting so it could be something pinching the nerve but that it's not completely damaged. I will find out in 2wks.
Monday 1/11/10 I am getting my 2nd ESI and praying and crossing my fingers that this one will help alleviate the pain somewhat. Last months ESI caused an increase in pain.
Tuesday 1/12/10 I have an appt with the neurosurgeon I went to for 2nd opinion after surgery and was still in a lot of pain. Pain mgmt doc suggested I discuss a stand up MRI with him on Tues so I will talk to him about that.
I'm also having trouble sleeping again so I've been staying up until 2-4am, wake up at 6:30 to get kids ready for school, go back to sleep around 9am until 11 or 12.
I will keep you posted on how I make out with each appt. Sorry this is so long. I got to get off the computer cuz I promised myself I will get off earlier than 2am and put myself to bed whether I'm tired or not.
I hope all you other spiney friends are doing well. Thanks for reading my update and feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns or if you just want to chat.
God Bless all My Spiney Friends,