Last night, my husband and I went to our son's baseball game. Don't know how many of you are from Oklahoma, but right now the weather is unsettled to say the least! During the day yesterday, my back started knotting up and having muscle spasms, but I was doing ok, i mean, that is pretty much a daily thing, espically when the weather is crazy. Right after we got to the ballpark, got our lawn chairs set up, the cold front came thru, and you guessed it, muscle spasms from my neck all the way to my tailbone. Couldn't even watch and enjoy the ballgame because I was in so much pain. Then, right before it was time to leave, I guess the muscle spasms finally pushed the vertabrae that is impinged on the nerves to my legs, and my left leg went COMPLETLEY numb!!!! I couldn't get out of my chair, let alone walk to the car!!! (Our baseball complex has like 15 fields and the one my son plays on is at one end...a long way from the parking lot, not to mention the parking lot that is like 10 acres!!) Anyway, before it was all said and done, my mom went and found one of the park maintenance guys who brought a golf cart to where i was, my husband and my son's coach literally lifted my out of my lawn chair and sat me on the back of the golf cart that hauled my no walking self all the way to my car. When they told me that the numbness in my legs would come and go, they were not joking thats for sure!!! Of course we had the late game, so EVERYONE leaving the ballpark stopped to check on me since I know most of them because my son has played there for 8 years. I have never been SO embarrassed in my life, because by the time they got me out of my chair and onto the golf cart, I was hurting so bad, and so embarrassed I started crying, which did absolutley nothing to improve the situation!!! So far today, my son's coach, 3 parents of kids on our team and 2 from other teams have called to check on me. It is comforting to know that they care, but still really embarrassing! At least today I can feel my leg, I just cannot put any weight on it or it will colapse. so here I sit in my recliner, playing on the computer, because I cannot walk to do anything and dont have enough balance to try to do something one legged!!!lol Anyway, I know this is long, but the moment I have been dreading finally happened. My son was a trouper though, he was trying so hard to help me, but I know he was wishing he could stick his head in the sand....he's only 12, and he is having a really hard time dealing with my condition
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae. The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back. One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back. Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6