Just chiming in to let you know just how much many of us know what you're going through. Been there and done that. However, our forum is a very public place and anyone in the world can read everything you write, which might mean that some may not like that you mention them here.
So I would caution you saying too much about personal issues on this forum because we cannot protect you or anyone else from any negative reactions to what is said here. My suggestion to you guys would be that maybe you'd like to take this discussion off to the Private Messaging area so it isn't so public?
I don't mean to quash discussion on the forum. Not at all. I am just concerned that highly emotional and private conversations, especially on hot-button topics, really need to be had in a private setting and not here on the world stage. Don't you think?
I am only concerned for your welfare!
Peter Forum Administrator
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
Hi there. Hope you are doing okay .how did you go with injections.
I have to go back for more surgery it looks like.stenosis in spine impinging on nerves and a whole pile of tests ,more expense that all of us don't need. Anyway hope you are fine
Hi David, the last injections were last Monday week , left side L5/S1 , Wednesday right side L5/S1 and Thursday was right side S1 foramen , those 3 injections have helped with the sciatica pretty good. Still having trouble with my right arm and have been having headaches again. The pain from supposed to ring me this Thursday to see how I am going.
Sorry to hear surgery is your next option. That nerve study you had ? How do they do that? What’s involved.
Hope your getting by ok. Nothing worse than not being able to sleep, you get that worn out from not sleeping it makes it hard to function. Being school holidays I have my grand kids from 6.30 am till 5 pm make a very exhausting painful day .
The nerve study is no fun .they put needles into your muscles andf then you flex that muscle while they vsend an electric current through it.the worst part is they do the good leg to get a reference on the bad leg.so today I got a couple of hours sleep but have bruises where they put needfles.I don't know how you do it with looking after grand kids as well.I looked after my grand kids for a couple of hours last week and I had had enough by then .
Struggling a bet mentally at the moment as not sure what I should do .
Do I have surgery and it may not improve otr stay like I am and its not a happy exitance the way it is.
Might try and see my old neurosurgeon just to get another opinion
Hi David good idea to get a second opinion especially when your spine is the piece that’s under the microscope,
I had a Nuero propose a stim for my nerve pain in my legs I got another two opinions and the last one sent me to a brain and spine specialist to be told that the pain in my legs is idiopathic peripheral neuropathy all caused by damage to my cervical spine (neck),.
I am having major issues at present and I am having steroid shots done to c7 , 8 and T1 I’m getting C8 done this week and see nuero in two weeks I have been to the hospital emergency room twice so far for morphine shots and I am having natural remedy biscuits as well so I am expecting some form of surgery to remedy it .
as long as I wake up alive I'm happy
Because it could be worse
That's not good mate..I was put on morphine after surgery for nerve pain then the pain specialist found out after my partner complained check use I was getting worse not better.He had me taken from the hospital I was in to Newcastle and put me on palexia and gabapentin and it did improve for a while.My gp has suggested some more natural products as a way of treating the nerve pain and he seems to think its going to be chronic and any further surgery unless absolutely necessary will only add to the problem.
Do the steroid shots help you I have found they don't help me at all even after a treatment of 6 over 2 days .even the latest nerve burning process hasn't done anything.
I hope you get some relief soon and all the best for the next round of treatment