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In Severe Pain, Crying..... want to be taken out behind the barn..... not handling this well today

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Chronic Pain
I have been doing so SO great lately with my pain and overall general health that I just didn't see all this coming.

Day before yesterday, I went out and bought some new things for the house.... still trying to make "Mike's Place" more our own, you know? Alittle style here and there. I got a great new area rug for the livingroom. So I rolled up the one that was already there, a heavy hand-tufted one, threw it up onto my shoulder like no ones business and chucked it out into the garage. Then promptly untied the new one and yanked and pulled on it until it was where I wanted it. Smart? No. But it was just one of those things you do everyday..... and don't pay for it until the day after which I did. My family is "pissed" that I did it, but honest to god I was just excited about sprucing up the house with the new stuff I got.... not what is this going to do to me tomorrow. It didn't hurt at the time.... famous last words.

Then very early this morning I woke up sweating and feeling just wrong. I ran upstairs and (TMI coming) thru up so hard that I had to change my clothes. Just over and over and over. I would then have the chills and would get back into bed. This happend 2 more times after the original houk, and on the 3rd it was about 730am and my dtr was using the bathroom.... so I freaked out my son by getting sick in the kitchen sink. I had no where else to go.

I have slept all day and am now up for the 1st time today. I haven't been in this much pain in so so long.... it's like I forgot how to manage it when it gets like this. I have cried alot and still am. I'm kind of hungry finally. Oh, and to top it all off we were supposed to leave this afternoon for the Nascar Race tomorrow..... which now Mike and his best friend, whom I love and adore, are getting to go together. I am happy that they are going to have some rare guy time together but saddened as we have been looking forward to the race since the race last year.

It's just kind of been a real $hitter these past couple of days and I need a cyber hug from those of you who, unfortunately, understand far to well. I love you guys.

I'm in atleast a solid 9 or 9.5 as far as the pain goes and I am just trying to do all that I know how to to minimize it myself. I just couldn't handle the trip to the ER as I already feel like a loser extraordinare. Don't ask me why, I just do.

Mike said what can I do to help, I would do anything for you, baby. My answer thru tears was.... that he could shoot me.

That's where I am right now, tonight.

Hugs and thanks for listening,



  • Amy, sorry your in so much pain and feeling so down.
  • You goofball!!! You know better than to yank and pull on a rug and heft one on your shoulder!!!!!!! Well you proved one thing that we already knew ... YOU SHOULDN'T DO STUFF LIKE THAT ! ! !

    Knucklehead what were you thinking?

    So you know the drill. Rest for a few days and let it resolve. Ice if you can or need to. Stay on your meds. And NO MORE craziness!!!

    If you start running a fever you go to the doc! If it doesn't resolve or start to mellow out, you go to the doc! If you just "know" something happened that wasn't right, you go to the doc!

    If you need a good cyberscolding ... let me know! Dangit girl you have been doing so good.

    Hang in there,

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  • (((Amy))) I'm so sorry for your pain. Just try to keep on breathing in and out.


  • Amy,

    sorry to hear of your pain, just like others have said be careful next time and for now just do the best you can to relax and heal.
  • Hiya Amy >:D<<br />I can totally sympathize with you :) . I did a simular thing, and it cost me my job :O . I had been working long shifts for 14 days I) , and i had a day off,the weather was nice so i thought i would do some gardening, and i was carrying a garden slab #:S , i felt somthing click in my back and the pain was soooooo bad :O . My friend was here at the time so she along with my daughter carried me into the house and put me on the bed :| . The doctor came he gave me an injection of morphine and some pills and he also gave me diazapan @) . I was on complete bed rest it took about 6 weeks before i was up and about (|: , the doctor was very good he kept on coming out and giving me the injection and he said i shouldnt be working and he strongly advised me to give up my job :T , so i did , and that was over 2 years ago. Amy i am totally with you on this one and i know how you feel >:D< . Get Well Soon! Amy the best thing you can do is rest and lay flat if you can. :) Have you got somthing you can take for the pain? @)

    Angie x >:D<
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  • So? How does the room look?


  • just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and hope like heck you're feeling better today. hugs
  • you poor thing. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I am sure that you know you need to get medical treatment before it gets worse... Once the pain reaches a certain level its hard to get back under control again.

    I hope that you are feeling better by the time this reaches you.

    Let us know how you are feeling today

    Hugs and kisses >:D<
  • Aww Amy! >:D<

    I am so so sorry you're hurting so much! I, too, hope you're feeling at least a little bit better today.

    Look, we ALL do things that we know we shouldn't and end up regretting it later. I think it has to do with just one more thing we'd have to get help with so we just wanna do it by ourselves. It's so hard to lose our independance little by little and it's just so much easier to get things done-to hold on to what's left of that independance. None of us wants to have to ask for help. (I'm stubborn as all get out-I hardly ever ask for help and, like you, end up paying that high price for it #o )I totally know why you did what you did and I know the rest of the spineys here understand it too. You'll get back to feeling better again, and unfortunately, you'll be stubborn and do for yourself again too, knowing what it will do to you. It's just how we are and in my opinion, it shows our endurance & strength. It shows that we're not just going to lay down & give up!

    Hang in there hun. We're all here for you. If you need to whine, then whine. If you need to cry, then cry. If you need to get angry, get angry. No matter what you need to do-your spiney pals are here for you. You WILL get through this. You WILL feel better again. You will NOT be alone in getting through this, ever. Keep that chin up. :)

  • >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D<

    I'm sorry you're having a rotten time. And I know how it is when you want to do stuff, and then later it bites you. To me it's like not having a life; living on prevention mode. But in the same token, we have to protect our backs and know what are limitations are. You don't how bad I want to do things like redecorate; I have to get my husband to do stuff I can't, mainly just about everything.

    Mike sounds like a nice guy. My husband wishes there was something he could do for me, and it bothers him a lot, more than what he admits, that I am so limited. Just yesterday he told me that he was afraid that this is the way I'm gonna be. I'm starting to feel the same way.
    There are days when I wonder why am I here. But I have my family to think of, and they will have me any way I am.

    Take care of yourself; do what you can to ride this 9.5 pain (ice packs, hot bath with help, massage, heating pad) Don't lay on the heating pad more than 20 minutes at a time. I use ice packs on my back and heat for my sciatica.
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