Skip to content
Grabbing that bag of sugar!!! Big mistake??!!??!!
bj1208 posted:
Hi all - well I've been a member of WebMd for gosh not really sure now with all the changes they've done! LOL but i've been here through the changes.

My story starts in 5/2006 - my lower back was hurting a little - where I could take an ibuprofen and it would go away - one day at work it seemed to be hurting more than usual and nothing seemed to help. After work I went grocery shopping. First on the list, SUGAR - so I went down the isle, bent over to get a bag of sugar and my back snapped! I was leaned over, had my hand on the bag of sugar an was 1/2 way putting it in the cart - I could not straighten up - so i went through the check-out (yes had to have sugar for my coffee!!) and went to my truck and drove home. That was the most painful trip I ever made. Once home I called my daughter's friend (we lived in CO at time, daughter was back in KC visiting her father) so her friends came over and took me to the ER - had x-ray done -nothing showed up (of course) gave me strong pain meds and valium - went home and took my meds - boy was i a mess - lost my temp job and had to try and pack the house as we were moving back to KC - i stayed on the couch and just turned over to get on my knees to crawl to bathroom etc., my daughters friends stayed with me til my daughter was home - had follow-up with my pcp - he gave me more meds and wanted me to see an ortho spine specialist - told him we were in the middle of moving back to KC so he gave me enough meds to make it back. Once back in KC I was able to get appointments set up with a PCP and PM - this was 6/2006 and from there to 12/2006 I had so many EPI's done then had to change PM's as ins changed and this was in 3/07 so he decided to start all shots, etc., over again but he was more extensive in his treatments where I had facet joints injections, radio frequency nerve ablation - nothing worked so went to see neurosurgeon then discogram and myelogram - yeppers needed surgery - so that was scheduled for 2/25/08 had ANTERIOR LUMBAR FUSION L5-S1 having a plate, screws and cage put in. I was doing great - 6th week post op and 100% fused!! and by the 3rd month post op bone was shown to be growing. I was feeling great - pains were decreasing - the by the 4th month everything went the opposite direction - my pains shot up to 10+ and have been that way since. Been to 3 PM's, PT and now an orthopedic spine specialist and are recent CT Scan shows I know have 3 bulging discs. am waiting for office to call and set up MRI as the surgeon does not agree with the written report versus the CT Scan so now the waiting game starts but this ortho is great - he said he's gonna find out what's going on and will give me a DX!!! which is great cause all the PM's I've been to gave up when their treatments didn't work.

Guess I really wanted to share my story like BrenBren did and am here to offer assistance etc and/or give or get help - we are all in this chronic pain issues as a family -

Pray for low pains for all - take care - God Bless - Joy
Was this Helpful?
11 of 20 found this helpful
BrenBren30813 responded:
I voted that your post was "helpful" because of your story being very informative on all the procedures you have had done. But you did post as a tip rather than a discussion, no worries, it won't get lost in the shuffle. It's not too big a group, yet. Thanks for posting, Joy!
bj1208 replied to BrenBren30813's response:
LOL!!! boy that's me - I thought i hit the wrong button but wasn't sure - i was real sleepy and one eyed while doing this! LOL - i can always copy and post under discussions - will do that later - love ya - Joy

Spotlight: Member Stories

My name is Dave. I am 53 years old, married to the most wonderful woman in the world for 22 years now, and have two great sons ages 18 and 20. We live...More

Helpful Tips

Holistic Pain Management Help
Hello Everyone - I understand how frustrating and even depressing it can be to be in chronic pain. I also understand how daunting it can be ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 2 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.