Jun 22, 2013 - 8:57 am
So, 3 weeks ago, I bent down to pick up something like a feather. Felt lower back go "sprong." I tried to let it work itself out for a couple days, taking motrin and finally went to my primary. She gave me a shot of muscle relaxant and Flexeril. Tried this for a couple days and lower back got worse.
Then I saw my radiologist who gave me valium and a couple other meds and said if I still had pain at the next week's appointment, he would do a bone scan. Pain got so bad after a couple days, I went to the ER on Friday the 14th and got more meds. The next day it took me exactly 5 hours to get out of bed, an inch at a time, so hubby took me to the ER again. Spent a lot of time grabbing the side rails during spasms and crying. I am very tolerant with pain, but this was about an 11 or 12 on the scale. Got admitted, and wow, dilaudid (sp) thru port is like being in heaven. Between valium and other drugs, the pain is somewhat under control.
But. had an MRI and bone scan and all was clear!! Nurses and PA were actually doing the happy dance in my room. Never had a back pain like that and still don't know why.
Fortunately, radiation is in the same hospital so I never missed an appointment.
Got home yesterday. What a week! I told my husband that as soon as he heard me stir in bed, he's supposed to say "honey can I get you something?" or "let me get that for you?" just like the nurses did. All the hospital staff were wonderful.
Long post. Sorry. Cindy