April 16, 2021
I been recently diagnosed with Intervertebral disc degeneration that hasn't stopped spreading since the orginal accident that ruptured my lower back causing a severe herniated disc and whiplash about 25 years ago. At 60 yrs old now, this degenerative bone disease has spreaded into my neck, upper right side of my back, collar bone and shoulder. My entire right arm is having extreme muscle contractions in the bicep, underneath and top sides of my forearm. I feel like I been shot in the upper right side of my back! Yes, it's imaginable.
IT IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL !!!
My right hand feels like it been attacked by bees - numb. The PAIN does not stop and is much worse in the mornings - I wake up in some type of seizure and shock due to this PAIN's EXTREMITY. It is making it almost impossible to lay on my back or right side to sleep. My left ear hurts due to having layed on it so much to attempt sleeping. I am practically disfunctional due to EXTREME CHRONIC PAIN.
Before it got to this extremity I had went to the Ottawa Civic Hospital using the emergency entrance the first time on November 12, 2020 and they told me that my pain at the time was not an emergency and to just take pain killers off the shelves and that it would go away on its own. I was sent home after giving me some Tylenol.
With respect to the maximum dosages I have tried every pain killer pill off the shelves from Shoppers Drug Mart (Motrin, Advil, other Ibuprofen generic brands, Acetaminophen pills as well as Tylenol Extra Strenght, Aleeve, Aspirin, you name them I tried them all seperately for days at a time giving about 12 hours space between changing from one type of pill to the other. ALL WERE INEFFECTIVE OR NOT TOLERATED!
I had went back to the emergency Ottawa Civic Hospital in December between Christmas and New Year. They again, told me my case was not an emergency but that time they had taken an X-RAY and that is how I got my diagnosis about having DDD. They prescribed me Naproxen 500mg in which they told me to take twice per day and to seek physiotherapy for right upper extremity radiculopathy / cervical strain. I sticked to Naproxen for almost 3 months as I had nothing else and it seem to help a bit. A sports injury doctor that is located in the same building for the physiotherapy is the one that follwed up with me for the refills of Naproxen. There was no way to do any physiotherapy exercises with this type of PAIN that got from bad to worse and now to EXTREMITY!
Now, all of the above pills I tried off the shelves and the Naproxen are totally INEFFECTIVE !!!
My family doctor is more or less retired and refuses to prescribe me Statex (morphine) that is so much needed at this time of my life. However, he prescribed me Pregabalin but is totally useless to fastly relief me of this type of PAIN at this level.
Is there a doctor in Ottawa Ontario that will PLEASE subcribe me STATEX 10mg x2 (blue pills) that was once prescribed to me for this type of pain and that worked!?
My endurance for this PAIN is about to fail on me and the thought of running toward a bus, truck or train at high speed has come to mind.
P.S. It took me long hours to put this letter together for HELP!