Well sitting up hurts too much for too long - it's one of the worse positions for me - I'd rather stand alot of the time than sit. So I lay down on some cushions we have in the living room just for me. :)
I'm pretty sure you guys are right. The problem is that my PCP is out on medical leave until the 15th, I have an appointment on the 16th. The good news it he numbness and such has gone down - I'm hoping this ultra back pain is just from this tropical weather - from some tropical something or another that part of came through AZ.
the last pain doctor I went to said 1) no to opt for surgery even if they try to talk me into it because he feels my problem now is from scar tissue built up around the nerves and such, and surgery would just mean more scar tissue... and 2) he couldn't help me because he specializes in injections. GO FIGURE.
thanks for the advice - as long as no one thinks my leg is goign to fall off or anything. I guess I did the freakiest thing last night from pain....
I woke hubby up in the middle of the night, he said I was sweating, and shallow breathing like I do when I'm REALLY hurting. I asked for a bucket to puke in - something I also do when I'm in alot of pain. So he got it. I then asked for a knife. He said "what", I told him I needed a knife. He then asked "why" and he says I said it in the calmest way ever, like it was totally common "I'm going to cut my legs off", he said all he could come up with was "what" and I repeated it. He asked "why" again, and I told him my legs hurt REALLY bad, and I didn't want them to hurt anymore. He told me he was going to go get the knife (hoping I was half asleep) and he said that I asked him if he was getting it, and then fell asleep - this is what I get for taking pain meds 2 hours before bedtime....
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)