A nerve is pressing or is compromised, against the disc; I am not very sure, as they have not explained it well to me.
At first they thought it was a slipped disc.
I have not seen the Consultant Neurologist yet. Seeing him end August.
the only treatment so far is pain medications;
Gabapentin 300mg - 2 x 3day ie 600mg 3 times day.
Butran patches 20mcg & 10mcg per week
Paracetamol 500mg. - two 3/4 x day.
forgot to mention. Intermittent bowl leakage.
Can anything be done to improve my incontinence? Am I to be left like this for the rest of my life???
bladder incontinence ;
I cannot feel the urge or that my bladder is full.
When I stand up, my bladder opens up, and the urine just pours out, I cannot control it, I have no control over it at all !!
The only way to avoid accidents is by wearing double protection 24/7 ie. Tena Pant & TenaPad..x
Before the operation I had a weak bladder and was managing by wearing normal panties and a Tena pad and taking one Oxybutenin tablet twice a day ater the Op., cannot feel any sensation.
Fecal Incontinence happened last summer 2012. I was driving down from north london- Edgware, to south london. Lewisham. When
I got home, had to pass urine but to my horror I found I had not leaked but had Pooed .thats when I had My First of many MRIs.
Now everyday, I do feel when I want to empty my bowls. but once opened, I feel my bowls have not quite closed and it leaks rest of the day and I do not get any sensation or feeling until i go to change my pad or I get sore around the back passage.
sorry I was called away.
No, no urologist and no tests were done. But while in hospital, I was seen by a nurse from urology who showed me how to self-catheterise. I found it very painful and could not get used to.