Xray results yesterday

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lilaclover30, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. lilaclover30

    lilaclover30 New Member

    my Dr. gave me the results of the lower back x-rays he took last week. I am not surprised as I already knew part of it.

    I have scoliosis (had when I was born but no one knew much about it way back when), spinal stenosis as a result of scoliosis - my lower spine is twisted and it is pinching on spinal cord and nerves leading out from discs), osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Knew I had the last as some of the cupboard shelves are higher than they used to be! i guess that part of that comes with age but I still don't like all the PAIN.

    There is nothing that can be done. Dr. said that I don't want 8 hr. surgery and a long metal rod going down my spine. Soooo - that name of the game is "Grin and Bear It".

    I am so cold ---day before yesterday's 80 spoiled me.

    i will hang in there and with God's will, I will handle it!

    Gentle Hugs

    Joan
  2. Engel

    Engel New Member

    So sorry to hear this. I just got bad news too. I have degenerative disc disease.
  3. lilaclover30

    lilaclover30 New Member

    A bad back is so painful and there is so little that can be done for it. Our former Dr. had 6 back surgeries and none of them helped. IP guess it is let's leave well enough along.

    A friend has spent the past 2 winters having back surgeries too. No luck!!

    Hang in there and hope that the pain doesn't awful!!!


    Gentle Hugs,


    joan