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cshelp
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   Posted 7/5/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I apologize for not posting in awhile. It's been a long 2 weeks. I saw the pain MD after I got the MRI results of T11-T12 herniation. I have arthritis on the right facet joint my back is having muscle spasms with straightened Kyphosis. I am laying on my stomach on the floor because I started PT also. I can't sit in a recliner or even lay right in my bed because it just makes my legs cramp up and jump and my back hurts. The PM doc is very nice, he placed me on Cymbalta 30mg at HS, Flexiril 10 mg 1-2 Q day and Celebrex 200 mg Q day. I stopped  the Neurontin and all the wonderful gurgling and gas left me and I dont feel like I am 8 months pregnant. I tried to stop the Elavil but I cant sleep. I told the nurse at the PM doc's office and I just take 50 mg of  the Elavil at bedtime to sleep but there has to be another med I can take for sleep. He strted me in PT to try for 4 weeks and if it doesnt work he will do an injection. The PT told me that Icompensate for the pain in upper back with slouching forward and the muscles are tight and like a knot but the arthritis doesnt help. This is the worst pain and worst spot for me to have a bad disc. He wants me to lay on my belly 2X a day and push up on my elbows. That's fine, it helps but as soon as I get up do anything or sit in my chair the pain returns and my legs wake up and scream. No quality of life. I am being patience with the doc and allowing him to call the shots, but I cant live like this forever.  My finances are going down the tubes and I am working too much and I need to take care of myself. Life is too short. I need to go back to work on  Tues and I am afraid I will be in a lot of pain. I have rested and been being a mother and it feels good. My husband and me have been getting along real well. I hope everyone is hanging in there, we have to. Thanks for listening.
 
cshelp

Tirzah
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   Posted 7/5/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
CS-
So sorry to hear how much pain you are in. Have you asked the PT whether there is anything s/he can do to help you so you're not in so much pain afterward -- ultrasound, massage, etc.?
If not, maybe you need to talk to your PM to see whether you can lighten up on the PT a bit so you're not in so much pain.

feel better,
frances
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PAlady
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Cs,
I'm also sorry to hear how much pain you're in. It's tough adjusting meds, starting PT and everything else. I've had some PT's who put ice on me after they've worked on me. Usually I get heat first, but one I had did both. I definitely would speak to the PT. You know, I'm a huge believer in it, but I've had some lousy PT's and some push you too fast. Maybe an aquatics program might be helpful?

If it keeps up I would call your doctor and see if you can't get an injection soon.

I hope you can find some relief.

PaLady

Hara
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   Posted 7/6/2009 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I went swimming today and have desided in my next life I need to be a fish of some kind. It felt so great even with all the bugs in the pool at my complex where I live.
 
HARA

anice
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   Posted 7/6/2009 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   
cshelp, I am glad you started this thread. I have been wondering what was going on with you. I am sorry to hear about your pain. I really do feel for you. I do hope that the PT will help you. Maybe your doctor needs to add something for pain if you are not already on something. I do hope that you will see an improvement and a big decrease in the pain very soon. I am glad to hear that you and your husband are getting along goo. That tends to make a difference too. I know you sure are glad for that. It is good that you are relaxing and enjoying being a mom. It is good therapy and somewhat of a diverson to the pain at times.
Anice

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/6/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope the injections can help you and that you can catch a low pain day soon...
I agree with the others in that a combination of heat/ice, plus ultra sound and tens unit
works and feels good after PT...and don't let them push ya hard, okay..
"The no pain no gain" stuff is just for the birds, and you'd be surprised at how
just walking can help...
Anyways, I sure hope your feeling better soon...
lots and lots of soft hugz..
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try to post when you can, ya was missed and I too am so sorry you've
been in such pain.....
HUGZ....
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golitho
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CShelp, I know with my PT I get told heat prior and ice post. But it sounds as if you're having a tough time. Keep giving us updates and see if someone can come up with a better solution for you. It's daunting going back to work when you're in so much pain!!! Best wishes, golitho

anice
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
CsHelp, I just wanted to check and see how you are feeling now. I do hope you are feeling a little better atleast. Keep us posted. Again, I am so sorry you are hurting so badly.
Anice

fatherjohn
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
CS, I agree that it is good to hear from you. It helps some that your relationship with your husband is doing better. CP can really challenge the relationships. I hope that you are able to work without causing more pain. As I read your post, the comment "I can't live like this forever" has probably been uttered by more people than you realize. Many of us can relate. Hang in there and hopefully more PT will help and rest when you can. Blessings!

cshelp
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to go back to work today and maybe my mind can rest. I just dont understand how a doctor can even imagine not being able to sit anywhere or lay down without having pain. Maybe I am being a baby but the pain is always there haunting me. I feel like I am going to have a heart attack, I am meeting with the lawyer next week and meeting another lawyer to claim bankruptcy on myself. I cant work all this overtime. I need to take care of myself. I just keep telling myself I tried. I tried for the last two years worked hard and I cant get out of the financial hole I am in for having 2 back surgeries in a year, all the MD appts and therapy and missing work. I feel like a failure and I let my family down. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I dont have PT until Thurs and they cant schedule me for 3X/week like the doctor wanted to. also, the PT told me that I should update my neurosurgeon of the MRI I had, but the last pain doctor made me look bad and I dont know what the neurosurgeon is thinking of me. I was honest when I told her I ran out of pills 3 days early and why. I dont have the best of luck but I keep going forward.
cshelp

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/7/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
    Dear CsHelp,
 
     Good Afternoon! *huggs* It is good to see you again. I hope im not intruding... :-)
 
  So this kinda funny. Just an idea. People always wonder how with my back problems I can exercise... I have these little foam blocks...   The position you describe is one very similar to ones I do on my side. Do you have a sporting goods store near you? Go in ask for the the "Pilate / yoga equiptment"".. should be able to find a foam tubes, in various sizes. Just a thought thou.
 
   I was thinking about you post.. I dont know about you but Babies seem pretty darn happy and pain free to me. That you arnt! Just bottle up a little bit of your strength for me! Send it my way! I'm tellin you.. if you could read about yourself through our point of view.. You would see just how strong you really are. You make the rest of us look like wimps. You are always on the go and strong and dedicated to giving 110% everyday no matter what. I WISH! I could have that kind of drive.  Don't think for one moment you have let ANYONE down. You havnt. *warmest huggs*
 
*huggs*
dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


cshelp
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You Dani,
That helped with what you said. I am trying not to give up, but it is hard at times. I am starting to realize life is too short and I have to enjoy what I have and move on.
cshelp

PAlady
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Cs,
I'm in a sinking financial boat, too, all due to health. I know just how you feel. Up until I was laid off, I always paid my bills. I had to stop paying on the credit cards. It broke my heart, but no choice. Now it's a struggle to pay utility bills that are going through the roof. Somehow we have to hang onto the vision of a future we can't yet envision.

Hugs,

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 7/8/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CS,

I'm sorry that you are feeling so miserable & are having a rough time, financially! I hope things work out for you soon! Hang in there & take each day at a time!

Skeye

White Beard
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   Posted 7/8/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
cshelp
 
I really can't say much that hasn't been already said! But I do hope things start getting better for you soon! In your posts I can feel your frustration.........I do wish you the Best! I know that hardly seems adquate, and I do wish I could do or say something more that would help you!  I feel that way about so many of the post's here! But there is just nothing else one can do!
 
Good Luck to You!
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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