Jun 15, 2010
It's been quite awhile since i've been to this site let alone write in this journal. I've been put on a lot of meds as I said before one being Neurontin or also known as GABAPENTIN. I am taking 600mg three times a day and at first was very skeptical due to the nature of the med being used to help control seizures. From what the Doctor told me it helps with nerve pain. Well, the Doctor was right, most of the pinched nerve symptoms are relieved. Granted, it is only masking the pain, bit I have to do something until the swelling goes down enough for the Doctors to tell me how bad off I am and what are next step is. I am not a Doctor or even close and all my Doctors including my family Doctor are all on the same page and that is very rare, yes the right hand knows what the left hand is doing and I thank GOD each day for my wonderful medical team.
At this time, I am not free of pain but it's manageable and I can get myself dressed, take a shower, take my children out for lunch and ride in a car for at least 2 hours. I can't sit in a wood chair, plastic chair for no longer then 15 to 20 minutes. I don't have the quality life that I did just after my Eclipse Fusion and until I see Dr. Pettine again I don't know what my future holds. I do know as a fact, that the rear end collision that my son and I were involved in has made by the dics that were bad but not causing pain herniated and will cause a lot of pain without management. We will see what the next step is at my next appointment with Doctor Pettine.
Quote of the day: Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain