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i just feel blah...

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Depression and Coping
hi everyone! i am new here. lucky for me huh? haha. well..i'm only 25. i hurt my back at work. i work at an assisted living facility. i was helping a resident get out of the medical car. i've worked here for just over 10 months now. and nobody bothered to tell me that this particular resident didn't need help transfering from the car to his wheelchair. so every time i take this guy i'm hauling his butt outta the car. in my mind, i am a 6ft amazon woman. in reality..i'm borderline midget. turns out...this guy just wanted to touch me. and didn't need my help at all!!! july 8, 2008 is when the straw broke the camel's back. literally. since then, i have had extreme lower back pain, shooting leg and foot pains, tons of pressure on my tail bone, and my right leg and foot feel all numb. FINALLY after almost a month of pt and not getting better, i was referred out to a spine specialist. i just had my mri on thursday and am awaiting the results, but after the inital physical tests, the specialist said he was pretty sure i have a herniated disk. basically, i'm frustrated. i'm 25! i'm completely scared that i will have to live with this kind of pain for the rest of my life. i'm on light duty at work...but most of the time i'm just trying to find enough to stay busy. people at work were making me feel like this is my fault. that i was stupid and hurt myself. mostly, i'm just embarrased that an dirty old man used me to get a thrill and i had no idea. my quality of life is suffering. i can't carry my laundry up and down the stairs. i can't pick up my 10 month old niece. or even my fat cat. i can't walk my dogs...b/c i just can't walk that fast anymore. simple chores like vacuuming and cleaning the tub are demanding tasks now. not to mention most of the time i hurt too bad to do more than cuddle with my fiance. did i mention i have an anxiety disorder? and seasonal affective disorder? i feel like such a mess...friday i came home and went to sleep at 4:30pm and didn't wake up til saturday morning. please, please any words of advice on how to cope would mean so much to me. sleeping away my life isn't going to make this better :<
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry to read you are in such pain. look forward to your mri as the possible beginning to the end of your pain problems. there is a big possibility you can be helped! take one thing at a time and don't even think this can be forever!! come on now! some positive thinking can do you a world of good! good luck and all the best on your results. keep us posted! Jenny :)
  • i feel much better today. pther than my butt is on fire. hopefully i will hear the results of my mri tomorrow. keeping my fingers crossed. thanks for all the kind words and encouragement! :*
  • for you! And I understand how you feel, my problems started when I was 28 and am now 32...If you need to chat, feel free to PM me, I understand how frustrating it is to be/feel too young for these problems!
  • well the good news is the mri didn't show any spinal stenosis. or a herniated disk. the bad news is they have no idea what is causing all this pain. and the numbness into my right leg and foot. so they recommended me to continue with the physical therapy and see what happens.
    i guess i was hoping for an answer. i went to see a specialist for pete's sake! i think i need a helmet.... ~X(
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