Note* sorry for title screw up meant to say "I fell ! Losing use of left LEG now! Scared BIG Time!"
Here is what happened:
Thanksgiving evening walking through our living room, 4 grand kids here to spend the night. It's all good
Then I fell. No warning, no pain, no nothing - just me on the floor telling GKs to get pappy ( who was sleeping ).
He got me up ( I can't get off floor on my own since being injured - something to do with the legs working with me ? ) and I actually started to laugh. I was in no pain - grand kids were pretty shock up though, so I started to laugh and called myself a klutz.
Fast forward - in the past 12 hours I have fallen 2 more times even while using my cane ( first time I was not using cane ). The very lower small of my back feels like someone blew up a balloon and put it inside me.
Left leg ( which is my most injured/involved side of lower body ) is losing feeling but not really. It just feels weird. However strength is quickly leaving it.
Now even with cane on one side and hubby on the other I can't put weight and use the leg like normal, it won't hold my weight, as it is very weak now. Pain is greatly increasing.
I do have a super bum knee on that side that needs replaced BUT I don't think this is knee related - not sure.
The knee is in horrible pain and more so after each fall. But I did not get a pop in the knee anytime before I fell as I have before and always been able to catch myself. However I am also walking very guarded - ya know. So that in it's self would make knee hurt more I would think.
I did get in to see my chiropractor who said to get a walker at least for now. My concerns are won't it just "shoot" right out from under me and give me something else to fall into or have to chase after I am down?
I was not able to get adjusted as I could not lay down on my stomach. My body kept jerking when I tired to lay down flat.
Here we are Friday night - holiday weekend. Do I go to ER? Do I call my back Dr? (I have not had any surgeries )that handles my meds and tests and such when I need them.
Is any of these red flag warnings of something I need to be seen for ASAP?
Do I wait till Monday and call then? :puzzled:
Opinions wanted PLEASE....
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.