I have 2 bulging disks at L4 and L5, L4 looks terrible. We are in "watch and wait" mode to see if they fix themselves. Some days are better than others, but yesterday I couldn't walk. I can't recall doing anything to cause the pain I was in. It was so bad I had to use my cane to get around my house.
This is a problem because it kept me home and not at work. It still hurts like heck today, but I managed to get myself to work. I am walking slower than a turtle and can't get comfortable in my chair. I am taking two Norco 10-325 every 4 hours which just take the edge off of the pain.
I am at a loss as to what I should do. I am really trying to avoid surgery as I just started this job 2 months ago. Like I said, some days are much better than others. Is there a better medication I can take for the pain that won't make me too loopy? Excercises I should be doing? It is hard to walk when it hurts to move.
I just feel beat down and am trying to stay strong for my hubby and kiddos. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.