The most horrible night so far!!

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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/14/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok now it's time for me to have my pity party. Cake is on the table.....punch from PA's slumber party is there too along with some nuts....mints and other various goodies to snack on. So sit back and let me tell you my tale of woe it's long (sorry about that), its painful and its filled with tears and sleeplessness.

Last night I had the most horrible night so far in my 6 years of straight pain career that I have been dealing with. I headed outdoors around 9:30pm with a bag of trash cause hubby forgot to put out the garbage for the trash pick up on Friday and we missed the pick up. So since the trashcan in the house was full and I couldn't fit another thing in it I bundled it up (wasn't feeling to bad at that point and time) and headed out the front door. Now to explain our main trash refuse is just right off the front porch on the left hand side, so it's not a huge jont to the trash to haul the garbage. But the winds last night were horrible blowing at 40mph and my porch was at probably 20 degrees on the concrete. I was in my bare feet when I stepped out the door and felt it as soon as I hit the concrete.....it was as though someone took a hot knife and stuck it in my left buttock and pressed downward. Well needless to say this about dropped me to my knees right there but the wind was so terrible I mustered all the strength I could and hobbled towards the trashcan and dropped the sack into it shut the lid, and limped back into the house.

Hubby at once noticed my limp when I came around the corner into sight and hurried to the door. He helped me inside and sat me down on the couch and rubbed my upper leg as I cried out in pain. That didn't help and he helped me into the bathroom got me undressed and started to run a hot bath to warm me up. Helping me into the tub, I laid back and relaxed and hubby headed to make my bed on the couch. Meanwhile I'm laying there in the tub trying to get my leg to uncramp but it was not cooperating and finally I gave up and decided to get out of the tub. I managed to get out by myself and headed for the couch only making it by a few inches before collapsing on the couch and assuming the fetal position and stayed there. Fell asleep finally at 9:30pm and woke up writhing in pain thinking it was two am but to my surprise and horror it was only 11:45pm!!! The pain had returned with full vengeance!!!!!!!!! I literately crawled on the floor to the bathroom to the tub, ran the hottest bath water I could stand and crawled in. I laid there in the water praying for relief crying but hubby didn't hear me...he was soooo tired he was sound asleep. I don't think anything could have woken him. Finally I could take no more and stumbled out of the tub hobbled back to the couch and now was fully awake (which is probably why I was on here PA at midnight last night).

Well....to make a long story short I think I finally fell asleep around 3:30am after taking two muscle relaxers and a pain pill and laying there praying for an end to the horrible pain. Only to be woke at 4 by my dogs wanting out.....then again at 6 by the dogs again AGGGGGGGG!!!!!! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired and still in pain!!!!!!! Thank god I can tak my big pain meds soon then I am going to go to sleep and I hope that when I do wake the next time.....my pain is gone. Yes its still howling at me.....it's still beating me around.......I am still crying......and I still am trying to control my emotions that want to scream my head off!

What a night!

Hugs from your in horrible, screaming, in pain friend

Scarred
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edt
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   Posted 2/14/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Scarred,

OMG, I feel so bad for you.....I had a similar night, decided to go out with my hubby last night to meet up with some friends, drank iced tea all night (3 whole hours of joy).  After sitting for that time neck and upper back were screaming for relief.  We came home, I took tizanidine and Norco thinking I would go right to sleep...could not get comfortable then nerve pain decided to flare in my right leg and foot, no matter what I did nothing helped, I can't get into the tub but used heat-then ice, paced back and forth.  Got back into bed and finally fell asleep at 3:30pm.  4:30 eyes wide open and decided to get up.  This is my usual time to wake up so now wide awake and miserable.  At 10AM have to go to a Funeral.

I am so sorry for you and hope you get some rest, now that the sun is up :(.  Hope it helps to know someone else really does feel your pain.

edt

 


edt
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   Posted 2/14/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   

woops I meant 3:30AM....not pm

edt


PAlady
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   Posted 2/14/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
awe, Scarred!

(((((((((Scarred)))))))))

(((((((((Scarred)))))))))

You can have as much of my punch as you need!

I had a lousy night, too, but I had "add-ons" to the pain having to do house "stuff". How I wish I had a hubby to crawl in the attic for me!

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/14/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh no! You had to crawl in a dirty attic????? Yikes!!! You wouldn't catch me doing that! I hate just going into the basement! Thank you so much for the hugs hunny I do appreciate them. Its been such an awful day and I feel so dreary. My left leg is now down to a dull ache for the moment only cause my muscle relaxer and pain pill have kicked in and I either really don't care or I just am dull to the senses ya know? But that will wear off soon and I will be back in full roar mode so I'm just enjoying the lessen pain while I can.

How about we take a little ride in the Vette's?

Hugs

Scarred
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/14/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
You're on! Where are we cruising tonight??? (should we do this on the other thread?)

oh - I didn't GO into the attic, but someone needs to. I can't get up there - need a ladder and have to hoist yourself up, none of which I can do.

Short version - I think my clothes dryer is shot. Just what I needed! NOT! sad mad shakehead

Ready for a cruise....

PaLady
BTW, friend, put some shoes on next time you go out!!! yeah

Post Edited (PAlady) : 2/14/2009 6:16:33 PM (GMT-7)


shannon1
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   Posted 2/14/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred.....BIG GENTLY HUGS being sent your way....im so sorry that you had such a horrible night! How are you feeling now???? Let's hope you get some rest tonight, and tell those dogs to BE QUITE!!!! lol, i have dogs that pace all night, so i feel for you!
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skeye
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   Posted 2/14/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((Scarred)))))))) I hope you are feeling a better tonight! I wish there was something I could do to help! Sending you lots of hugs!

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 2/15/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
If we want Scarred to feel better, we have to take her for a ride in the corvette (top down, of course). yeah

Ok, Scarred, let us know when you're ready to be picked up! smilewinkgrin

Anyone else want to come??

PaLady cool
BTW, Scarred, I finished all the red M&M's I have and won't buy anymore so you can have them all to yourself. I've now started on the green ones!! turn

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/15/2009 1:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm ready for my ride in the vette gang! Lets go to SF and see the Golden Gate Bridge! I haven't seen it in ages, I was 7 the last time I saw the Golden Gate Bridge. So that would be great :-). I bought me all the red M&Ms I can handle so I'm good for now *wink* as far as the leg....it's not much better still hurts as bad as it has since I stepped out on the porch. I put the heating pad on it hoping that would work and its helped a little bit.

Anyway, I hope you all are sleeping well.

Hugssssss

Scarred
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/15/2009 1:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred -
Can't you hear me tooting the horn? smilewinkgrin

My butt hurts so bad. Just took pain meds and now waiting for them to kick in. Oh, the waiting. shakehead

But I'm ready for the Golden Gate! Hey, we could drive across it to Saulsalito! And have dinner on the water and watch the S.F. skyline. How's that sound? Everyone's welcome!!! yeah

And maybe somewhere along the line we could pick me out a new clothes dryer? Wait....I'd better win the lotto first. rolleyes

Back in the cars we go! yeah

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/15/2009 2:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I hear you PA...here I come hobbling to the door....Jumping in the Vette....lets go!!!!!!
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/15/2009 2:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Woo Hoo! But put some shoes on!! smilewinkgrin

PaLady cool

I'm closing my eyes and envisioning us cruising across the Golden Gate in our 'vettes. Night breeze blowing in our hair. NOW you can take your shoes off, Scarred!! smilewinkgrin

Post Edited (PAlady) : 2/15/2009 2:10:14 AM (GMT-7)


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/15/2009 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I got my shoes on PA and I'm ready to go. Stupid HW kicked me off the site for a minute eeeeek. But I got back on thank god LOL. I'm cruisin to the Golden Gate...I feel the wind blowing through my hair.....What a pretty moon tonight huh?

Scarred
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/15/2009 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Were you joking us about your pain, Scarred?
It sounded for awhile like you needed to go to ER.
Pamela
Maybe you proved that distraction works for pain?
Oh, it's late. I better watch TV and distract myself. 2:15 AM
I went to San Francisco about 4 months ago ~ one scary place!

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/15/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
No Pam I am not joking about my pain! I was close to going to the ER but thought I am so darn stubborn that I think if I go that my doctor will drop me for seeking relief. I've never gone to the ER for my back as far as getting pain relief for my pain, always relied on my pain meds and of course just holding out until the pain subsides to get me through. It's a bit better now, I did some tai chai focusing and breathing (I don't do the actual stretching because some of the positions kill me) and that brought the pain down to a 7 so now I am doing much better. By the time I take my morning meds and they kick in I should be able to kick this down to a 6 which is excellent for me on a good day.

I think what happened was stepping out on the cold pavement without any shoes on caused my muscles to contract which in turn caused my nerves to ball up. But who knows, I've been getting so many new symptoms that doc has had fun keeping up. I take my diary in with me everytime I go to the doc and she looks it over and just writes down the new stuff and says maybe the SCS really is going to help. We will see right?

Anyway....I hope each of you are having a wonderful night

Hugs

Scarred
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kara487
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   Posted 2/15/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((hugs)))) Scarred . I hope your pain has subsided and you was able to get some rest.
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/15/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
She didn't get any rest! We were cruising back and forth on the Golden Gate bridge all night! LOL

Scarred, your mention of Tai Chi perked my ears. I love a lot of the eastern modalities, and Tai chi is supposed to help with balance as well as be relaxing. I remember awhile back seeing the PBS special with David Carradine (sp?) which I have on a video somewhere, and I loved that he said not to worry so much about the positions being exact, but just imagining things and moving slowly and doing what feelks right for you. I need to find that thing.

But I kept smiling last night thinking about cruisin' across that beautiful bridge. I love that city! Course I haven't been there since 1996. It was the last major vacation I could afford. Would love to go back again, but maybe it will just be with my friends here and our imaginations!

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/15/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I think PA using our imaginations and closing our eyes picturing us being there helps take us away from our pain for a little while. One thing I was taught in Biofeedback and through my pain Psychologist was that imagining yourself in another place is helpful in distracting you from your pain. It also makes for a really cool flashback :-D I have what I call my "Special Place" that I have created in my mind and going there helps me take away the stress....lower the pain a bit and helps me come down when I'm in one of my moods where I am angry or just plain bummed out. I don't know if any of my CPers were taught the candle method where you picture the pain as a flame on a candle and your making the flame smaller and smaller until it finally goes out...but this is similar to that only its a little more detailed. I focus on a point in the room and that is where my eyes stay as my mind roam away to my special place.

It really does help. The tai Chai helps with the inner balance and I've found that by using the focusing part of it I can bring my body, mind and soul into balance so that when I do start to head for my special place I am totally focused on that one place and can easily shut out every thing around me. Anyway...it works well for me.

I had a blast last night PA. I could picture seeing the beautiful bridge and the water below it rushing by.

Hugs thanks for going with me on our VR trip.

Scarred
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