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Aug 28, 2015 6:53 AM

Having a rough day, feeling quite sorry for myself. Currently on the waiting list for a spinal fusion and, usually the pain is just in the left side and down the left leg, however when I got up yesterday morning my right leg buckled from under me. Now the pain is as bad, if not worse on the right side. I'm at my wits end. I suffer pain all over and this on top is just pushing my limits mentally and physically :(

Aug 28, 2015 10:50 AM

Sorry you're dealing with extra pain. That's always tough.

Aug 28, 2015 10:55 AM

Thank you, it is, I had to have a partial discectomy last year and I was in the operating theatre 2 days after seeing the cons for diagnosis. However even though things are worse now he's stuck me on a waiting list, I understand there may be ways of doing things but I'm at the point now where it's just so hard to deal with. I wonder if I rang his secretary and said I'd take any cancellation, would that get me in quicker. Thank you for replying though, that means a lot x

Aug 31, 2015 10:25 AM

Marvinmoby, you may want to let your doc know that your right leg gave way on you. That's not normal and could mean your disc problems have worsened, really affecting the nerves, possibly permanently. Call them. At the least it could move you up on the list, and at the worst they could say stay in bed until surgery. You're on my prayer list. 🙏🌼

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