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so today I saw the consultant,
what a let down!
The guy went through what happened first, then asked me some questions about the pain etc and got me to walk, tip toes, etc etc.
then em said he won't operate. Instead will give me a root nerve injection. !!!! I'm totally terrified of needles and the thought of this is driving me mad
my my fiancée who was with me didn't like him too much and neither did I. He didn't seem like he was on this planet!
he kept asking me questions I couldn't answer. The pain killers mask virtually all my pain. The only pain I get is in my back and if I try to come down a dose, I get horrendous pain in my leg down to my heel and back. His attitude was, your obviously not in that much pain today so we won't even think about an operation!
He was reading a letter from the pain clinic doctor who said I'm not a suitable candidate for an operation, yet the Orthopedic specialist I saw said I need an operation without a shadow of a doubt!
i have a friend who has had an l5s1 fusion, and he said don't have the nerve root injection. Someone who had one at the same time of him hasn't walked properly ever again.
So if I don't do the nerve root, can I take anti inflamatories instead? He said he wants to do it as a diagnosis.
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