Cathy, I've been thinking that everyone else here has far greater pain than I do, too, so I can relate to that...although, in reality, I know that's just not true. Like the others have said, your pain is YOUR pain. I can tell you that when I read your first post, I definitely thought that my pain could be nowhere near what YOURS is. I suspect I might feel that way because it seems I am always told (by my husband) "well you might have a little bit of arthritis" or "well at least you don't have RHEUMATOID arthritis", like he has. He tries to be helpful (I think), but I just don't think he knows what to do or understands me. I certainly don't want to complain about him, though, as he continues to work hard a full-time job and a side job, so that I can stay home...and he never complains about it.
You know, I haven't looked at this forum all day, but I have thought about you today and wondered how you were doing. It doesn't sound like you are any better, by any means, and I am honestly quite worried about you. I do feel somewhat relieved in the fact that yesterday you seemed to clear up alot of our concerns that you perhaps didn't realize the seriousness of your staph infection. You do sound quite knowledgeable and willing to go to the hospital. And I bet you will be admitted tomorrow.
I want you to know that I care and I will definitely be thinking about you tomorrow. As soon as you are able, please let us hear from you.
DDD, 3 bulging lumbar discs, bone spurs, facet joint arthrosis/sclerosis, osteoarthritis