last November (29) I bend over to clean up after my dog and hit the ground ... as I’m alone I crawl to my car, vomit in parking lot, manage to get myself to urgent care.
fastforward to drs and MRI later I have 2 bulging discs L4 and L5. I complete a year of PT, watching and limiting what I do, taking supplements and prednisone when needed and occasional muscle relaxers. I’d have good weeks then BAM completely out and down again... this went on about 4 times during the year. Last week I go in for new MRI (which shows a bulge and tear at L4 as well as a double herniation of L5/S1) and decide to do the epidural cortisone injection.
This was a few days ago and pain is still there but different - Which I’m hoping is a good sign.
This last year has just killed me. I went from running multiple days a week, doing yoga and being active with my 3 Dogs to this girl who can’t do anything for herself or anything in general. Constant discomfort, disturbed sleep patterns, and more. I’ve gaibed 10 lbs, all I want to do is eat And my mood has pretty much completely declined.
So frustrated. I want my life back. Anyone feel the same?
Good morning!Thanks to Hurricane Florence, I may be out of touch Friday and/or... Well, I dunno, really. My area is slated for heavy heavy heavy rains, and we've just had a week of those from leftovers from a different tropcial system. I'm talking 20 inches of rain in 10 days rain. That's half the annual total. And, btw, we had that already in late May and June, soooo.... Wet year? Yes. So wet...
It's been almost 2 weeks but I am still feeling like a pariah because I have to take meds to even get out of bed due to multiple medical conditions- Sytemic Lupus, DDD, scoliosis in 2 areas of my back, herniated discs from C-2 to S-1, 5 compression fractures; 3 of which are pressing on my spinal chord.I am also being treated for severe osteoporosis with daily injections. I have been in Pain...