Sorry - this is a bit of a moan really!
I feel pretty much at my wits' ends right now. I appreciate that I could be in a whole lot more pain than I am in currently but that doesn't change the fact that I am in pretty much constant pain and that it affects my sleep most nights.
Painkillers don't do anything but I keep my codeine to take at bedtime as they make me a bit groggy so help me to sleep.
The GP put me on naproxen a week ago, but of course I can't feel any difference.
I have been going to physio again and have had 5 sessions of accupuncture to no effect.
Last Friday the pain was bad enough that if I had not been on summer holiday I could not have gone to work. I spent the afternoon on the couch on codeine! The weekend wasn't much better but I managed to go for my daily walk.
I am walking everyday and swim most weekdays. I am aware that keeping active is the best thing so that is what I am trying to do. I do have a sneaky feeling that swimming is making me worse though. It doesn't hurt extra when I do it but I do notice that generally by Monday when I haven't been for two days I feel slightly better. Should I ditch the swimming? Bit of a dilema because it is my favourire exercise and all the medical folks say to keep doing it depite the pain. I guess it could not be related?
The second opinion guy says this could be as good as I get. So my question is how do I deal with this? How am I going to manage at work? There is no "wriggle" room at work - I am a teacher so have to teach, plan and mark. I am really afraid that my return in September will be the final straw. I feel bad enough on a "good" day and only just managed to cope in the last term.
Sorry to maon folks! I just don't want to be stuck like this forever but have a horrible idea that I might.
The thing is I am sure that this is all down to the infection and if only someone would listen to me maybe it would get sorted out. ARGH!!!
Thanks for listening guys!