I fell on May 2010, hit pretty hard, knee swelled and I had trouble walking, dr sent me for xray, of the knee when I told her that my leg was going numb when I walked, and I had considerable pain in the whole leg, this has gone on for two years,l now have pain in my back and pain with the numbness so severe that it keeps me awake a good part of the night
To make a long story short, I changed drs, have had bone scans, and mri of the leg, and some test to see if I have a blood clot, which if I had had one for two years, might not be talking to anyone right now.....My back was not even mentioned until I fell hit my tailbone and I guess really escalated the pain. I am not Neurontin and for extreme pain I have hydrocodone for pain when its needed. They did an exray of my back, have a slipped disk and about 4 bone spurs, he immediately said I needed surgery, but I cannot do that, if I quit work, I cannot make it, even though I have medicare and Medicaid, I need this extra pay I have to make a living seeing ss doesn't pay much or not in my case I am going for an mri to see the extent of the injuries, and seeing I said no surgery he is sending me to a pain management dr, seeing I am having pain down both legs now, not all the time but when I try to do some things I need to do and am not supposed to do
My biggest thing is sleeping. if I get to sleep and have to get up, the pain is awful, until I get on my feet, then in the bathroom sitting, both of my legs go to sleep.
Are there any exercises for this, and what is the best way to get out of bed, without me scaring my two little dogs, and the whole neighborhood?? Anyone have this same or like it condition?? I am 74 but not ready to give in next, I work as a secretary for 4 hours a day, no physical stuff, but have to get up about every 20 minutes to walk around, I have given into using a cane,but doggone it, the pain seems like it is always there, even with pain meds
Help, am not depressed or don't think I am, just really need a good way to sleep and get up without seeming to tear everything apart in my hips and legs