I know it has been ages since I have been on here. I suppose that can be a good thing. I was doing better I believe. I am still having success with my SCS for my leg pain. However, things started to change a few months ago. I started having some hip pain. It started out as pain only when I moved my right leg in a certain way but it increased to the point that I could not put weight on my right leg. I have been seeing a PM doctor for routine maintenance meds. During one of my appointments I mentioned my hip issue and I also informed him about a few migraine headaches I had endured (one had me running to the ER for relief). PM doctor ordered x-rays and ct scans for neck, T-spine (to check SCS leads), and right hip. He called the following day and said I have a herniated disc in my neck and looks like I have whiplash as well. Hmmmm?? I also have some scar tissue around my hip joint that is more than likely causing my pain. My leads seem to be fine.
I have since had two steroid injections in my hip and one in my neck. I believe my neck is doing better, I haven't had a migraine since. YAY! However, I only had relief in my hip for a couple of days before it was right back where I started.
PM doc says we may need to look closer at my back as being the possible culprit for my hip pain. I have really been having a hard time with this being that I do a lot of walking/standing at my job (teacher).
NOW for the next problem. On Friday I had an accident at work. I was walking down an incline at school and my feet slid out from under me. (We have had lots of ice lately so the kids had tracked in lots of salt and it had left a powder like film on the tile.) Well needless to say I fell right on my bottom and was in a world of hurt. I sat in the office for about an hour (didn't want to go to the hospital). I was able to walk. My husband come and took me home. I tried to call my PM doc which was out of the office on Friday. Therefore, I have been laying around all weekend. I am having some severe pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades. It goes into spasms and feels like it is being twisted then the pain kind of radiates out under my shoulder blades and there have been times I have felt pain shoot around to the side of my ribs during a spasm. Any ideas?
I am really not looking forward to going to work tomorrow. I have lots of pain while I am up moving around. I can't afford to take off of work. Workers comp doesn't pay for time off until you have been off of work for 7 days.
I do not have 7 days to give. I am also worried that my PM doctor won't see me since it will be worker's comp and I will have to start ALL OVER with another doctor. Last time I had an accident at work I had to go to the clinic and they really don't do much to find the problem. Any suggestions? I am stressing about all of this. I can hardly move without pain right now let alone think about working.
Guess I will have to do my best and push through it.
Thanks for listening. I welcome all suggestions and comments.