Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I've posted. I was doing so well...or I thought. I've been trying for months now to "fix" my mental health by not dwelling on pain constantly. I can't say it's worked 100% but it does help. Now THIS!
I brought it on myself (as usual) by doing to much hard/physical work. A lot of lifting, tugging, crawling...you name it. Add to that a false sense of wellbeing brought on by taking prednisone for pneumonia--boy did I have energy and could really work!! Yeah, see where that got me?
This came on in two stages so maybe you can help me figure it out? First, on Easter I developed terrible pain on left side of my back around under my ribs that had me writhing for a few days. That finally eased some so I went back to working on Friday and suddenly the pain hits in my lower left side of my back (like SI Joint area I think). Couldn't get out of a chair, had to pick my legs up to get in the truck to drive home then had a terrible time getting out! I can't lift my left foot very much for the pain. Can't bend, sit, or get out of bed without help. Forget tieing my shoes! I went to dr today and saw the nurse practitioner who didn't even touch the place that hurts and told me nothing really. They did give me three injections--Toradol, DepoMedrol, and Norflex. Plus a script for naproxen and Prednisone taper.
This is different from my "normal" back pain. Honestly is about the worst it's ever been. I have so much to do, that needs to be done, but right now I can't. I tried yesterday to work on the "job" I'm in the middle of but it didn't go well.
Any ideas? It hurts all the way around my waistline now and in my pelvic area too. I feel like I'm being sawed in half--well I imagine it would feel something like this--only worse. Enough already!!!!