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Monday, August 22, 2011

It's not in my head....the pain is real

The MRI came back today and I have lumbar degenerative disc disease.  Well, at least that's what my online chart says.  She called it something that sounded much less bad, but I can't remember what all the words were.  Basically, there is a disc out of place.

So, it's real.  They've referred me to a "pain doctor."  Like seriously, that's what he is.  I feel like that makes me sound like a druggie seeking pills.  Apparently though, he is the right kind of doctor.  He may try to fix it using steriod shots.  I'm not sure about that.  This all started when I was on IV steriods.

The more I think about it - the more done I am ready to be with freaken doctors.  It's ridiculous!  None of this happened before I got MS and started this doctor malarky. 

2 comments:

MikeH said...

Hello,
I can't think of anything more painful than a degenerative disc.
That's crazy, I knew steroids could cause secondary effects but with one treatment? Hopefully they can give you something to take the pain away. Are you even able to walk?
Michael

Just a girl with MS said...

Yeah, I can walk...its just painful all the time...doesn't go away with walking, sitting, laying down...its weird. I have no idea if the steriods really caused it, but if they didn't its a HUGE coincidence.