Two years ago I was stuck in bed for six months before having surgery to remove my burst disc. It was horrible and the doctor said it was the biggest piece of free floating disc he's ever taken out of someone's back. Because of this I have scar tissue in my spinal column. My pain has been getting bad again and I have been in bed for six weeks and only able to get up for about 15 minutes at a time, until yesterday. As of yesterday it has gotten way worse and even more worse tonight. I can't even move my legs or raise my head without crying out in pain. I can't eat because the pain as me so nauseous and I can't sit up. I'm afraid of what will happen when i need to go to the bathroom.
I've had an MRI a couple weeks ago and saw my back doctor last week and he said I have a bulging disc at L5/S1 and since I've had surgery before my nerve can't move to get out of the way of the disc hence the pain. I'm afraid something has gotten worse though since that MRI. I'm waiting for insurance to approve a steroid injection.
Honestly right now I'm scared though. I'm scared I won't be able to move to get to the bathroom and I'm scared I'll need to go to the hospital (since it is a weekend and neither my regular dr nor my back dr have a number to call for after hours) and they will just say there is nothing they can do.
I just needed somewhere to vent where others would understand. Thanks for listening.