• 5 months ago

    Tired of the pain.....

    Hi everyone. I used to post here back in 2003 when I first had my two back surgeries. I really enjoyed talking to other people who had some of the same issues. Sometimes they really lifted my spirits just when I needed it. I have failed back surgery syndrome and have been in pain management since the first surgery. Hope to talk to others soon.

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  • 5 months ago

    RE: Tired of the pain.....

    You might try joining some chronic pain groups on FB, they are usually more active, and can sometimes provide great support.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Tired of the pain.....

    Me too and so disappointed as I was pain free for 5 years... I'm really struggling with facing this as a permanent issue.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Tired of the pain.....

    I too have failed fusion in cervical spine. As well as a bad disc directly below that one ,which was left . I have debilitating pain,, very little range of motion. It sucks,,and I wanted to just say hello,, I get it,,and your not alone.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Tired of the pain.....

    I too have failed fusion in cervical spine. As well as a bad disc directly below that one ,which was left . I have debilitating pain,, very little range of motion. It sucks,,and I wanted to just say hello,, I get it,,and your not alone.
      • 3 months ago
        Ladyjinx,
        And you are not alone !!!!
        I just posted. It is very bad and very depressing, but knowing others are going through the same misery might help. I usually try to check the “pain” postings once a day. Need to talk just post
        Baldino
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Tired of the pain.....

    This is the first time I am posting anywhere. I know how you feel!!
    3major fusions. 5/08, 1/09, 11/09. All successful, but the scar tissue,arthritis, and ankylosis pain is unbearable!! I have been treated by PM doc for the last 5yrs.
    Taking oxycontin CR, oxycodone IR, and Xanax to help control this over powering pain. At this time it just takes the edge off. Tolerance u know.
    Very difficult to enjoy anything. Turning 80 soon. Very hard on my wife!! Grandson in Georgia & getting married. I am the only one who can’t attend
    bummed out!! Me and the dog home alone for 4 days. I hope you are doing better and get some relief soon!!!!
    Sorry I just had to vent!!
    Baldino