Reply To: Spinal Stenosis Anyone?

August 27, 2012 at 2:59 am

Hi Suzanne and All,

I forgot about this post (have now added that I receive email updates on this post). I agree that we all at some point develop spinal stenosis but with GBS behind us, we have a harder time than others. I haven’t been back to the pain doctor. My PCP doc gave me some basic pain pills that do help to take the edge off. I have been swimming most of the summer and my back still hurts really bad. I have heard of other ‘cures’ but the cost is extreme and since I am on SSDI I do not have the money. I also sleep up to 12 hours at a time (with a couple of breaks) and that seems to take the edge off of my other symptoms so I can handle the back pain a little better. As I get older, I am actually getting wiser on when and how to use the energy I have! I can’t lose with the great attitude of one day at a time.