Update for anyone who knows me

Hi all, I finally have my MRI results back after waiting for nearly 8weeks the saga with my thigh pain continuous my report says my brain is ok with only age related changes my cervical spine is another thing it shows c3/4/5/6&7 protruding and advice is needed from my gp as they have said I need spinal surgery my gp is away for a week so another waiting game to see what he says I'm feeling very apprehensive about surgery unless they can erasure me that the spine problem is causing my years of constant violent thigh pain, sorry if I've waffled but just wanted to update anyone who knows me and let them know where I'm at, I need to push though the pain today as I've got my daughters baby shower that I have organised. Take care all joanne x

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  • I'm sorry to hear about your pain, i hope you get it resolved with your gp. I hope you enjoy your daughters baby shower gentle hugs xx rosie 😁

  • I can relate to you completely! I'm having exactly the same thing. My GP currently thinks it's coming from compression of my sciatic nerve at L5/S1. But I have more severe problems at C4/5 and C5/6. I hadn't realised that the cervical problems can affect the thigh. It is really acute in where my hip joint is. Your cervical problem is different as in the protruding discs, mine are almost gone!

    Do you get a vibrating sensation in your leg below the knee?

    Sorry, back to you 😳. If you are being offered surgery then consider it. I know it's a huge risk, as is any spinal surgery. What is it they are planning to do? You will have to weigh up if it's worth the chance to get rid of the pain. Maybe get your life back? It's a hard decision to make, so get as much detail as you can. Surgeons won't normally operate on the spine unless they have to. I really hope that the op helps you if you choose to go for it. Keep smiling 🐸

  • Hi thank you for your reply, no I don't get vibrabration below knee just suffer violent pain in thigh hip knees and back to go with all the others health problems I have, fibro, me,ibs,hypermobility, arthritis in knees, spine degeneration, depression and anxiety, but to name a few. The investigation for my daily violent pains has been going on for over 8years I ve seen so many different specialists been told its different things and been on so many different meds patches an injections I've been taking zapain for nearly 8years this takes the edge off a little I use biofreeze gel as well I've joined agym and lost 4stone in just over a year, sorry to waffle but its nice to chat to someone I'm not in a good place at the Mo feeling very low and depressed my anxiety levels are through the roof I'm pleased my daughters baby shower went well we had some fun my granddaughter is due in just under 4weeks and I already have a grandson who is 3 I look after him 3 days a week he is my reason to get up in the morning and for me to live, thank you for reading take care joanne x

  • I truly hope you can get the right treatment for your pain.

  • I'm sorry to hear this as my mom had simular issue a few years back along with sciatica. She decided to have the surgery was to take about 8 hours.After 12 hours and 2 weeks of inpatient physical therapy, I'm pleased to say she is totally PAIN FREE, says she feels great.I would like yo add she is the BEST mom ever.Good luck my friend.Peck🐤

  • Hope you enjoy it!

  • I bet you were hoping that something they could easily put right rather than spinal surgery. It must be a very difficult decision to have to make. Good luck with whatever you decide. Let us know how you get on.x

  • Sounds like you've been through such an awful time with the thigh pain. The stress of everything else can't be helping, although I guess some things must be easy to deal with in comparison.

    I really hope your doctor makes a decision quickly! I hope you're daughter's baby shower is a success, I'm sure it'll be lovely. Take care.

  • Hi joed

    I am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend, and I sincerely hope that ti all works out really well for you. It sounds like you have been through a lot recently and that you are suffering with this so please take care of yourself my friend.

    I sincerely hope that you had a wonderful time at your daughters baby shower.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken x

  • Hi I've just come across this thread about the violent thigh pain. Could it be possible you have peripheral arterial disease maybe? I suffer from this and you describe your pain exactly as mine is joed

  • Hi I also get voilent thigh pain in my left leg do u think I should mention it to gp xx?

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