just joined today.
I was diagnosed with L4/L5 Disc bulge with probable L5 nerve root impingement.in 2008.
I have just had a serious bout of Sciatica and have been laid up in bed for 3 months unable to put any weight on my right leg because of the excruciating pain radiating from my back to my foot. I callled out 2 emergency doctors and an ambulance all to no avail.
The emergency doctors would only prescribe ibrufanol and paracetamol. I pleaded with them to take me to hospital but said as had been diagnosed there was no point.
As I had taken to my bed or should I say the spare bed I was reliant on my parner who also went out to work and didnt get home til 6 in the evening. To put it mildly I had a pot to urinate in as i was unable to get to the bathroom, I washed myself down with baby wipes, My hair remained unwashed all that time. and was getting gradually depressed.
Last Tuesday I felt able to get up but my legs didnt work after lying flat for 3 months, I crawled downstairs [ I have the friction burns on my knees to prove it]
After 2 weeks i am gradually regaining my strength,but feel utterly let down that I had to cope with no real pain relief and no one really believing me.
Iam 56 year old woman who had to give up working as Deputy Manager of a Childrens Nursery
(edited for eaiser reading, and gave you a topic) Thanks! SE
Post Edited By Moderator (Screaming Eagle) : 6/9/2011 8:43:24 AM (GMT-6)