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I’ve been stuck in a funk

Saturday, March 30, 2019

I’ve struggled with progressively worsening back pain since late August. This has severely limited my ability to walk, bend or stand for more than a few minutes at a time. I’ve seen my PCP, chiropractor, done two months of physical therapy, had steroid injections in my spine and had nerve ablation in my back with little to no results.

So I broke down & saw a second spinal surgeon this week. After a long discussion with him, looking at my xrays & MRI I’ve decided to have back surgery. This is not something I’m going into lightly. There is too much pain along with being essentially house bound to live like this.

I’ve heard bad results from people having the surgery but I’ve also heard success stories. I feel like I’ve done all I could up to this point. The depression this has brought to my life is debilitating. I refuse to live the rest of my life with these severe physical limitations.

Surgery is scheduled for May 7th. I would love it if I could get a few prayers for a successful surgery and great healing.
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    I am adding you to my prayer list and hope that your surgery is successful and your healing complete. I'd also recommend turmeric as a wonderful supplement. I put the liquid turmeric in my husband's smoothies every morning to help his inflammation go down.

    Read everything you possibly can about this surgery and go into it fully informed. Make sure you know everything you possibly can about your surgeon too.

    Hugs to you and good, good luck! emoticon
    35 days ago
    Prayers for you and your surgeon during your surgery. Prayers for relief from the debilitating pain.
    55 days ago
    That must have been a tough decision.
    Praying for a successful surgery.
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    55 days ago
    Good Luck!
    I will pray when the Holy Spirit brings your face to my mind!
    55 days ago
    It's terrible what you have gone through. I will be praying for you and send you positive vibes!

    55 days ago
    You have my prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    56 days ago
    My prayers are with you. I had two spinal surgeries last May. Like you, I tried everything else first. I am still recovering as my one day surgery turned into two due to a blood vessel being nicked. I had half of the surgery on a Friday and then had to wait until Monday for the second half. There were complications due to all of the blood transfusions and fluids given to me which caused swelling in my left foot and leg. I am NOT SORRY that I had the surgery. It would have been more successful if the surgery would have gone as planned. I do still have pain in my lower back if I am on my feet too long, but it is nothing like it was before the surgery.

    I sincerely hope that all goes well for you and that your surgery goes without incident (as most do). Let me know how it goes.

    56 days ago
    I am so sorry. do you think a massage might help? emoticon
    56 days ago
  • NOMI_822
    I definitely feel your pain. It has been a long hard road for me as well. I think the inability to do normal tasks brings on the depression and once it starts it only seems to worsen. Hope the surgery works out for you!!👍💗
    56 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Prayers to you. I do hope it's the thing for you. Sounds like you have done about what you can. Many yrs. ago my dad had major back surgery with a complete fusion of his 5 lumbar vertebra and did well. Each and every person reacts differently depending on the problem.
    56 days ago
    I feel for you. I'm doing decompression therapy at the suggestion of my chiropractor. It is like traction for my low back disc issues. Plus, laser therapy. Has helped so much. My pain was so bad at first I could barely walk! Does your chiropractor have that? Maybe find one that
    May be covered by insurance. This is what people do before considering surgery. Might be worth it. Surgery is risky, but totally understand your reasoning. If not, wishing you the best outcome and to be pain free. Keep us posted. emoticon
    56 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Praying for you. I sincerely hope that the surgery helps you regain a quality life.
    56 days ago
    I have heard really good results about the minimally invasive kind. There are some places that have amazing results. I sent a prayer for you.
    56 days ago
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