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My week in hospital

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Snowkitty
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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

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coco2008
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Bless ypur heart.  You have really had a bad time.  Hope things keep improving for you.  I think you have reached your limit on pain.  You are not allowed to have any more.

June Bugs
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Sorry about the back pain and the hospital stay. I hope it never happens again to you.

Hugs, June

Lynne P
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Good news on the scans!  Hoping your back pain will get better.

 

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CypressCynthia
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I am so sorry for your back pain and hopes that gets better soon.  What great news about your scan!!!!  Yay!!!!  Sending hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery!

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Ritzy
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Cindy, I am so sorry to read that this happened to you and that you ended up in the hospital.  Great news about your scans being clear!  I hope and pray that you never have this again. 

How are you doing with rads?  You almost done?

Sue :)

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DianeBC
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Back pain is awful and I am so sorry that you ended up in the hospital for it.  Good news on your scans though!

Hugs, Diane

Faith_In_God
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Sorry to hear about your back. I had a similar experience during chemo when I took my 5th shot of Granocyte (like Neupogen) after my 1st chemo session. I have never experienced a pain like that in my lower back. Later the oncologist reduced the shots to 4 after each session, my body couldn't handle the 5th.

I hope you never have to experience such pain again. Good luck with your Rads also, I just finished 20 sessions from 30. I hope we never have to go through this again.

 

Faith

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DebbyM
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This is awful.  I hope you are much better now Cindy.  Good luck with rads!

 

taylor manny
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Sorry about your back and hospital stay.  Hope it is gone forever. 

 

Candi Cane
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I'm so sorry Cindy.  Good luck with radiation!

 

taylor manny
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This is horrible that this happened.  I hope your back will get better and this will never happen again.

 

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SIROD
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Glad your scans were cleared.  However you don't have an answer to what happened to cause you such awful pain.

I had a lot of "mystery pain" and in due time I learned what caused them.  One was fibromyalgia and a simple test by the right doctor would have given me an answer that I waited 14 months before learning the cause.  

I hope for you, it never returns and was one of those

weirdo things without explanation.

Best to you,

Doris

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Alexis F
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Congrats on the clear MRI and bone scan! 

Hugs, Lex

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Kylez
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I wish you knew why this happened Cindy.  Glad you're ok now and congrats on the clean scans!

Cheryl 1
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Good luck with rads!

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sea60
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Sounds like you "threw" out your back. I had that about 6 months ago...ouch! Walking like I was 100. I'm soooo happy all came out clear though.

Hugs,

Sylvia

Pink Rose
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I am so sorry. I bet that was awful. Great news about your scans!

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Megan M
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Oh no!  How scary Cindy.  Hoping that never again will this happen and that you're feeling better.  Are you?

Hugs, Megan

Cheryl S
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I hope that you will be alright now and have no more hospital visits.

 

survivorbc09
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I'm very sorry Cindy. Thanks for posting for us.  We'll be praying for you.

Jan

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Ritzy
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How are you doing Cindy? 

Sue :)

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Kylez
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Wondering too how you're feeling now Cindy.  Post an update when you can.

Kylez

survivorbc09
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Thinking of you Cindy!

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DebbyM
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Cindy, wondering how you are.  Hoping you will post an update for us.

Hugs, Debby

Lynn Smith
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Very sorry for all the pain you went through for so long.But very happy the bone scan was clear.I bet everyone was dancing with the good results but you because of the pain.Soon as you feel up to it do the HAPPY DANCE.Just take it EASY.  

Lynn Smith 

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DianeBC
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Cindy, we're all looking for an update.  Please post soon to let us know how you're doing.

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Kylez
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I am checking for an update on you too Cindy.  Hoping and praying you are ok. 

 

 

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