I am brand new here, my name is Amy..hello! I am 37, mother of 3 daughters ages 16, 7 and 6. I work as a Certified nurses aid and have had this job for 5 years. It is a very physical job..lifting, bending, pulling, pushing..you name it! About 3 weeks ago I developed some back pain in my mid spine. When I could not take the pain anymore I went to my FP, who ordered an entire spine xray. She said that it showed that I have some minor narrowing, in the same place that I am hurting. She sent me to a neurologist, who said that maybe I pulled a muscle?! He did order a MRI, however and am anxiously awaiting the day, I have to wait until Friday of this week to have it done. This is my 3rd week off of work, and right now, I cannot see myself going back and doing the same type of work. So scared...what if they do NOT find anything wrong and I still have this much pain?? My fiance and I talked and figured that we would be ok financially for a little while if I have to quit my job. But, I will have no insurance. So scary..I hate it!!
I did search for a topic that relates to mine before I got on here and started my ranting, sorry, I could not find anything.
Anywho...it is nice to find this forum, nice to be here.