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Cannot sit response - how do we cut down on # of specialists since painful to wait in office?
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Nanshr posted:
I sustained a burst fracture in my mid back 2 1/2 years ago. This was after a successful artificial disc surgery in my low back. I had spinal fusion for the burst fracture after 7 months of hoping it would heal without surgery. Since then in constant pain. Now told that I have failed fusion and having redone this time involving 7 levels. I, too, lay down throughout the day laying on my back with a laptop on my stomach. I find laying in my bed very uncomfortable due to recent shoulder surgery. I have Sjogrens with widespread arthritis. I am on Fentanyl patches 50 mg and Norco. They tell me Norco is for breakthrough pain but I am never without serious pain and the Norco has no effect. I sympathize with the gentleman who cannot go out for dinner, see a movie, do anything. I believe there is no help. Someone here wrote that if awake without pain, will know she is dead. How do I cut down on my 10 doctors because it is painful going out and sitting in doctor offices waiting for name to be called.
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