Hi,I am new to this and even tho i have been like i am now for six years iv tried to deal with things myself and with my families help.I went to work just over 6 years ago and after then iv never been the same since!!! i started with burning pain and pain in my back,leg and bum and after a few days in hospital they did an mri sacn and found i had the biggest prolapsed disc they had ever seen the did an op and were pulling lumps of disc out of my back!!! i thought that i would get better but 2 more ops later and a spinal fusion i have now finished up not been able to walk and do things i used to be able to do.it has taken a long time to come to terms with what is wrong with me as it was such a shock and iv since been told that if id have had the fusion op in the first place i would have bee 80% better than i am now.people see me and say i look well,i wish they could see how much pain i am in 24/7 and how its affected my bowls and bladder!!! im now on 200mg fentynel patches as well as other things and that is what is causing my problems,im trying to reduce them but when they do im in pain and when they try to add in another pain medication it gives me such bad side effects cos im on such high patches.im sorry for the spelling its not my strong point and i would be grateful for any advice and help,iv been to pain councellors ect but they dont seem to help.many thanks everyone.x
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