I am very frustrated. I have had back problems for about 35 years.
Every so often it just goes out. One time I was just tying my shoe. Another time I was just getting out of bed. This time, it has been bothering me for a week only slightly, kind of feeling like it might go out. Well, today it did (carrying groceries in the house). I am in severe pain in every position. We had plans for dinner and a get-together afterwards, celebrating birthday of my sister in law. I struggled through the dinner but then had to go home.
Last time this happened was about a month before my surgery (hence about 14 months ago). It lasted a long time and I was afraid we might have to delay the surgery. Fortunately, it got 95% better a few days before the surgery. It looks like P/T will be in my immediate future. If I am not better I may delay my PSA/SRT for a few weeks (I was going to do the PSA on 2/15 and follow-up ASAP with SRT). Right now, I can't move much. It is going to be hard to teach on Monday. That's my long day and then I am off until Wednesday early afternoon, so I may gut it out.
Just venting. HW is good for venting.
(I have tried chiropracters and they have not been helpful. Sometimes P/T helps. Sometimes walking helps. Basically, the tincture of time works, but sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks ).
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13 CRAP!