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Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1852952 views.
KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

3/27/21

I'm in major need of prayer warriors.  I started having a lot of back pain/sciatic pain just before Thanksgiving.  Since then I have had numerous injections in my back,  physical therapy, etc.  It would be better for a little while than start back up again.  It's gotten to the point that I can't walk because of the pain.  I have to use a walker or wheelchair.  I can't drive because of the pain and the pain meds I'm on.  Yesterday I had a myelogram done at the request of my back surgeon to see what back surgery would help to relieve the pain. A myelogram is a procedure where they inject a dye into the spinal column and then take CT pictures to clearly see what the problems are.  It was a complete disaster.  The doctor tried and tried to inject the dye and was unable to find a window to insert the dye.  I was awake during the procedure. He finally had to "call it" because there was no way to get into the spine because of the disc degeneration disease and bone spurs.  I have no idea what our next step is.  I'm still in a great deal of pain.  I did find out that my pacemaker is MRI compatible with certain MRI machines.  It was thought before that I wasn't a candidate for MRI because of the pacemaker. So maybe that might be the next step.  
Right now I'm just waiting to see if the medicines the doctor has ordered for me (prednisone, 2 kinds of pain meds) and a physical therapist coming to my home to work on exercises. I haven't given up hope yet ..........................................but boy, some days it's hard. 
karensquilte

From: karensquilte

3/27/21

Carolyn, sorry you're having so much pain.  Sending you prayers and thoughts.  Keep up the positive thoughts. Karen

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

3/27/21

Laura, gosh oh mighty.  You ladies are having such trouble with your hands.  You take it easy and rest and let that hand heal.

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

3/27/21

Judy, glad you were able to get your bag and machine back.  Know that must have been scary.  You, take care of yourself and use the mobile devices when you need to.  Don't leave to chance.  Thinking of you. k

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

3/27/21

Oh, Carolyn, you just keep having back problems.  i wish they could get you squared away! How can Jonna and I come up to see you!!?  Hugs and prayers going your way, hope they find something to help you my freind!

latterberry

From: latterberry

3/28/21

Very pretty! Perfect for spring.

latterberry

From: latterberry

3/28/21

I'm so sorry to read of all the pain yu are having and will certainly add you to my prayer list.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

3/28/21

Carolyn I'm so sorry to hear that you have to go through all this I have experienced back pain when I was young I mean I'm talking about my twenties teenage and 30s and 40s but now I don't have that pain anymore and lots of it was nothing but stress that I was going through and when you have a weak spot in your body that is where the stress will go and believe me there was times I didn't know if I was ever going to get out of bed again but I wasn't going to give up and then when I got my divorce things started to turn around so I'm just telling you mine was stress mostly and I hope they find a solution for you

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

3/28/21

I have a follow up appointment with my neurosurgeon on Thursday and we will have to come up with a different plan of action.  The pain is bearable as long as I take the pain meds and stay on top of it.  One of the prescriptions my PCP sent me made me so dizzy that I couldn't function at all.  When I woke this morning the room was spinning around.  I made it to the bathroom and then to my bed.  I called my son and he came over and babysat me until it finally wore off.  I'm not taking that again.  

Patty, I need and want a visit from you guys just as soon as I can function a little better.  I need you guys to make me laugh  I think it would be nice for you guys to come and waited on me hand and foot like the Princess that I am.  LOL

  • Edited March 28, 2021 3:49 pm  by  KSCarolyn
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