7 years ago I was in a car accident where I was hit at a light. I suffered whiplash and have 4 bulging discs and one herniated in my cervical spine. The neck. I was told that one day I might have to have surgery. In the past year I have had pain in my thoracic spine and finally caved in and went to my orthopedic doc. I was going to chiropractors, acupuncturists and having massage with no reprieve. My sleep is gone, I am barely living and I am waiting for an MRI result and tomorrow having an EMG. My orthopedic doc takes forever to see. He is always booked. I have to wait another week to see him and I am supposed to go on vacation, which I planned before this occured and now I may not go. I haven't been anywhere on vacation in years. I haven't been able to. I am losing it waiting to know what is up and they won't go over anything on the phone with me. Opiates make me itch like crazy. I have read this is a symptom but benadryl does not work for this and neither does zyrtec. I am sad that yet another thing is going wrong. This year has been awful and there are times when I wish I would just die. This is not a life. I had a sinus infection for 2 months this year where I had to have them drained, a fibroid was diagnosed after massive amounts of bleeding for weeks, I was told I may have breast cancer after a mammogram and now this. I seriously cant' take it. I know surgery is a slippery slope but it's what I want. I have done physical therapy, and all of the stuff you do. I have not done shots in my neck. But, I have no life or energy or sleep. I am not going to say, it can't get worse, cause I know it can. I don't know what I am looking for in writing this. Anything or nothing, just to vent to folks who understand, I guess.