Hi guys, today is the third day I'm at my pain specialists.
Day 1. I had initial a review again. I was told by my GP to go to my specialist with my normal meds. She said by feeling painful in all areas of the back causes more complexity for my specialist, so I took her advice. Went there and my specialist was bending me backwards and forwards, side to side. All seemed good. He was surprised why I'm even there. I told him the areas of feeling pain but he couldn't figure it out. Nonetheless, ordered to get an MRI done the next day. Was told to come back for review without the meds.
Day 2. Got my MRI done. Gave me a cd and sent me home. My appointment with my specialist appointment was the next morning.
Day 3. Today, I didn't take any meds since yesterday afternoon, ensuring I have no meds in my system, I obviously felt like crap. Nonetheless, showed my specialist the cd, he scrolled through it, there's like almost 20-40 pics in each category in folders. He was going through them not in detail, but maybe he was looking for obvious signs, he said my back was totally good. No bulge touching the nerves and all and there was absolutely nothing to fix. He thinks I just need yoga. Despite the constant pain I'm trying to explain, I requested for a nerve block, higher than the previous surgery I had back in May 2015.
We did the tester, as in not the real surgery but having local anestethic to see if it worked. If it does, then I'll have the real surgery done. After that test, obviously in a lot of pain still, I didn't feel much relief. Because I didn't have meds earlier, I was a 7, after the test, I guess I had slight relief and gave it a pain lol of 5. There was two spots where he felt he could do more, added some glucose solution. He said I should feel worse but it'll take weeks for that to take see any result. All in all, I was in so much pain when I got home, had my potent cocktail and slept the entire afternoon.
I'm in a dilemma only because I was actually quite suprised to hear that there was nothing to fix. Is it all really in my head?? I could feel my pain again now, my meds wearing off and all. I mean it's good news to know I don't have any sort of disease right? But the pain I'm feeling is just totally unbearable.
He's going to basically mail my local GP to tell her to take me off my current opioids as he disagrees, so do I for that matter, but he will be replacing it with some other anti inflammatory meds. Now as a business manager, I can't be dazed or feeling sore all day everyday. I constantly needs to be on the ball and make quick important decisions. I'm just worried what if it doesn't work ? What do I fall back on now?
I felt quite disappointed that my results came back positive, now I just couldn't explain why I'm feeling so much pain. I'm so lost with what to do. Am I just going nuts??