I use to be a support worker with adults with learning disabilities before my accident. I was loading a resident into an adapted vehicle when I had a severe shooting pain in my back. I was sent home from work as I had the shakes and went white as a ghost. I visited my gp the following day. She suspected tissue damage. In total I was signed off work for 5 mths before I felt ready to return to work. I am now in an admin role.
It is coming up to the year anniversary of my accident and have only just been referred to rheumatology as my pain had not magically disappeared. My specialist suggested I have nerve damage, because of this I am not eligible for physio, or any holistic therapy via NHS. I take 8 tramadol a day, 2 Naproxen, 1 diazepam and 2 amitriptaline. I am a walking zombie just to be able to move about and earn a living. I am now beside myself, I live with pain 24/7. My legs hurt during the evening when I have stopped rushing around for the day, they feel like someone has dropped a double fridge on top of them. Where ever I touch it hurts. I have had to change my duvet for a sheet as the weight of the duvet can hurt them. I cry, for me this is a new experience as I am usually a hard head.
I have joined here, not for sympathy but to find someone who doesn't think this is in my head or I am exaggerating, people who can relate to my situation.
If I was a dog they would of put me down as I now have no quality of life.
Good to hear from you all.