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Thread: Pain Management

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    3,261
    That's terrible Colleen. Can your GP refer you to a scoli specialist or another pain doctor? It's a slow, frustrating and expensive business, finding a doctor who can help, but I hope you can push on.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    227
    I'm a bit frustrated and tired. I didn't anticipate this 9 months post-op. I think I need to try to focus on family and work for a while and see if I can manage. I just can't traipse to more doctors right now. It's wearing...especially since I have quite a drive to any decent clinics/areas. I do appreciate all the support from this board. I don't think any of the doctors mean to be "mean" but unless you've really been there you just don't know...I never knew or understood pain/real pain until the last few years...and right now...the pain is awful and all-consuming. My family has, thank God, been very supportive I'm not going to give in to a life of pain..I'm too young. That's why I had this surgery...to improve my life not the opposite.

    Thanks again all! Time for me to rest now and get ready for another full day of work with the little ones (I love my job - thank goodness. Kids help perk me up

    Have a great week all!

    Always Smilin'
    Colleen

    1982 fused T2-L1
    pre op 45 - post op 33 (left thoracic)
    pre op 53 - post op 18 (right thoracic)

    recheck 2006
    right thoracic 57
    lower lumbar 34

    surgical revision April 28,2009
    revision T3-L1; new fusion L1-L4
    unsure of degrees at this point

  3. #33
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,745
    I get it, Colleen..it is exhausting trekking from doctor to doctor, hoping to find one who is simpatico with you...i consider myself lucky to have the one in nyc, although most doctors still need some ego stroking, sad as it is...

    if you change your mind, or rest up & feel like giving it another go, maybe there will be some people on forum who can recommend a doctor to you in your area...

    in the meantime...best of luck...wishing you more comfortable than uncomfortable days...& those kids are lucky...but i know what you mean..they can really take your mind off your own issues for awhile! & in their presence, you can feel joy!

    jess

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