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Feb 16, 2016 · Forced retirement 4 yrs ago due to degenerative disc disease in Spine Health

saw a nurse practioner , did blood work, wrote me 3 prescriptions, said they would contact me on Wed. the only answer I got today was that my white blood count is good. Thanks for your ear and your help.

Feb 16, 2016 · Forced retirement 4 yrs ago due to degenerative disc disease in Spine Health

Saw a nurse practioner, did blood work. they will contact me on Wed.
My Drs. say a lot of what is going on is due to the degenerative disease as well as injuries that are now being affected by the degenerative disease. I have had a bone density test no problems. I also have muscle spasms and feel shaky inside almost all the time.
I take a lot of pain meds and other meds I start Gabapetenin, percocet and some sort of steroid on Wed.
I don’t take anything for depresssion as I don’t like how they make me feel. sleeping, I do use and have used a cpap sleep apnea machine for 16 yrs., pain and night sweats wake me up several times a night. I sleep in a kind of sitting up position or I move to a recliner. I have not tried med. pillows.
I have had this GP for around 10 yrs. I also see a back specialist, knee/joint specialist, I did talk with a pain specilist but I did not like there program. I have seen several other GP’s and they all seem to say the same thing. Depending on what I hear on Wed. I may be seeing a neroligist.
If it wasn’t for my beautiful wife and my big yellow lab I don’t think happy thoughts and smiles would be possible.

Thanks so much for listening to me, when I tell some friends and family that I don’t feel good or that I can’t do some things – they don’t always believe me and this is very hard to deal with. been trying to not care what others think

Not feeling 100% and pain meds are trying to work.

Thanks
Joe

Feb 15, 2016 · Forced retirement 4 yrs ago due to degenerative disc disease in Spine Health

got an appt. at 10;40 on Tue. to see my Dr. I have a trapped ulna nerve from a crushed elbow, carpal tunnel left hand, had right rotator cuff surgery, right knee replaced. had pancreatitis, have sleep apnea, have had three reconstrutive nose surgerys. All these things hurt but nothing compares to the never ending daily pain and discomfort I have been living with for the last 4 years and now this face thing wants to join my daily life of misery. On the upside during my last physical great blood pressure, cholestral, and I lost 10 lbs.

Feb 15, 2016 · Forced retirement 4 yrs ago due to degenerative disc disease in Spine Health

Forced retirement 4 yrs ago due to degenerative disc disease, degenerative joints, L5,S1 back injury, chronic severe pain. The pain causes me to have diarea almost daily and causes nausa every day and puking at least 3 days a week. One wk ago I started to have sore skin on the right side of face around the temple, ear, cheek, eye, up to the middle of the top of my head. Had a complete physical in Nov. 2015 no new issues at that time, I am so tired of being in pain and of being sick all the time. I had shingles last year and I did get a shingles shot this year so not sure if this is some sort of shingles stuff or something else. Don’t seem to have a lot of energy left and depression has been taking control for the last year or more. forced onto ssd & medicare.