Its okay. My right hip and lowe back on the right is very swollen. A couple inches thick and area about 6 to 9 inches long. I cant move very well. Either my doctor will be available to see me monday or I must seek out the urgent care. Have to take alot of hot bath and wrapped in 2 heating pads. Its okay, just having very hard time and dont feel so hot.
...well, I should probably tell you why I was in such a rush. Last week my back began to swell, with a deep "pushing" sensation and deep "flu" sensation in my spine and hips. My upper right thigh, right hip and right heel began going number for a few days at a time. That persisted. Then on thursday night I kept getting woken up from pain. When I woke sore and tender on friday I didnt think much of it. At one point I callopsed. By saturday I began running a fever 103, with sharp pains in my right side. My right side was hot and tender to the touch.
I called my doctor he wanted me to come as soon as I could get dressed and out the door. I was exhausted. He said I had alot of blood in my urine. He think the infection may have traveled to my kidneys. It is no big deal but I had to have some extra testing and labs done. Am to begin taking antibiotics. I will hear results tomorrow about the testing he had done.
My spine is of great concern. They will be going over my history and all my most recent images / tests this week. I will hear back by no later than thursday with what direction or course of action they feel we should go next. Kinda nervous, but there is no denying I need help. My spine isnt doing well. Not good at all.
Thank you so much for your wonderful words of encouragment. It means a lot to me.
Well, I was called yesterday and asked to go to the spine center today. They wanted to set me up with new exercise programm. Will be for 7 weeks, 2x perweek. These would eventually be everyday exercises. Would also like me to think about seeing a surgeon. No pressure, but they would like to talk more about in a few weeks. ... So. That is a bit to digest. I didnt think I was even a candidate.
Fever is still going strong. I am unable to urinate very well. My right side is sore, tender and hot still. Little frustraited, this is the last thing I needed.... In any case, I am expecting a call back reguarding my infection. I really hope that nothing more is going on. I would have thought the antibiotic would have gotten things to normal by now. I am tired, very much so. Seem to be sweating an awfull lot. yuck
I dont know if the "sit down and talk" appointment was the result of them "comming to a decision" about my spine or not. I would gather it probably is but, I can ask some questions when the doctor calls me back. ...my mind has about a thousand questions right now.
...so. Thats about it. A lot for me to digest. My head is swimming with thoughts and questions, concerns. Bleh, wish I wasnt so tired on top of it all. The fatigue isnt helping much at all.
The new exercise programm will be a welcome addition. I have been on same programm that was designed for me a year and a half ago. Some of it I am just plain struggling to do. I think it is because my body has changed so much since then.
The surgeon part has me.... bleh, so many questions and thoughts. I just didnt think I was even a candidate yet. A lot to think over no doubt. My husband thinks it is great idea and wants to check into it. I of course am worried about cost, recovery, long term outlook. Mostly cost.