Lolol..well if "misery loves company" can be helpful then I'm glad but it usually isn't such a great thing. However, it does help to vent and talk to others who know you aren't exaggerating your pain. I wish we could help to heal each other...then I would really be thankful. Maybe we will huh? We will keep each other informed and hopefully we can find ways to ease the pain. My Dr won't give pain meds!!! I think I should own stock in a the Makers of Advil bc that's what I take all the time...it doesn't take the pain but it does seem to round the pointed corners sometimes...just barely takes the edge off. We will talk more my friend.....
I had fungal meningitis and was admitted to the hospital. When I was released, I ended up having a stroke and developed a brain aneurysm. I was readmitted, and I was there for almost another two months... I got very sick. I was vomiting all the time, had horrible headaches every day. I lost a good 30 pounds; I went down to 100 pounds... I missed about a year of work. And it was discovered later that I'd developed an abscess in my spinal cord. I had to have that surgically removed. But they could not get all of the abscess out, because they said if they would have sliced any deeper, they could have paralyzed me or I could have lost bowel or bladder function.
Nerve damage. This occurs in only about one in every 10,000 cases but could happen if the doctor accidentally jabs a nerve during the procedure. Nerve damage could result in incontinence, chronic back pain and, in rare instances, paralysis.
print Source: David Borenstein, MD, a clinical professor of medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, with a private practice at Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates based in Chevy Chase, Rockville and Wheaton, Maryland, and Washington, DC. The author of Heal Your Back (M. Evans & Company), Dr. Borenstein is also the host of Speaking of Health with Dr. B , a weekly radio program on . Date: April 1, 2013 Publication: Bottom Line Health