Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Back Update

I have lost count, but I think it has been 10 weeks that I have suffered with my back. There has been very few good days with it. The past week I have had a few good days, but over all I have hurt. When I stand to wash my dishes my back kills me. When I sit for just a little bit I hurt. When I lay down I hurt. When I get up in the mornings I can't hardly walk. I can't even put my right leg in a pair of hose, because I can't lift the leg because of the pain. There is so many things I can't do. I hate to complain.
I have one pain pill that helps the pain, but it makes me so sleepy. The past week I have tried to not take any pain medicine. Today has been very hard. I had a appointment with my Doctor today. Kevin went with me. When the Doctor first came in he said " Now you stopped hurting for awhile right?"
I said "for about three days after all the steroids was gone." He was acting as if he had not looked at my results. When he pulled the MRI results out it did not take him but one second to see how bad my back was. I have to say it was pretty impressive to see those results. I have two herniated disk. The lower back has the worst. It was so obvious why I have been in so much pain. I wish you all could see the x-ray. My Doctor wants me to have some shots in the back. They are trying to get that for next week. He said sometimes the shots work the first time, sometimes you have to have it a second time. Sometimes it knocks the pain out for ever, or for 6 months, or three weeks.
If the shots don't work we would have to consider surgery. I DO NOT want that. The Doctor don't want that either, because he said it would be a major surgery because of where the herniated disk was located. Basically it is pressing into my spine. I wish I could show the pictures. I ask him about a chiropractor because many people have suggested that. He said a Chiropractor would not touch my back because of where the herniated disk is. I also ask about exercise to strengthen the back. The Doctor said he could send me for some heat massage for the back, but that he would not let them touch my back because of the location. I guess my back is in worse shape than I thought. I knew it was bad because of the things I could not do, without hurting very bad, but I did not know the seriousness of this. You would think that he would have done got me in. Which when they called with the results I was feeling better. Once the steroids wore off my back was back to hurting again.
I would really like to see this shot help. I am so tired of hurting and not being able to do things like I used to. Sometimes I feel like my body has got so old and wore out.
I will update later when I know the date of the procedure.


Melanie said...

Aw Denna, i'm so sorry for you! i really hope the shots work. I'll pray for you to feel better!

Journey to Lilly! said...

Denna, I am so sorry to hear your in such pain. Bless your soul! Our family will be praying for you. Please keep us posted.
love & blessings,

Lisa said...

So sorry you are having so much trouble with your back. Will be praying that the shots will give you th relief you need.

mommy24treasures said...

I am sorry Denna, I will continue to keep you in my prayers. When I told Danny what yousaid the dr said though he said he would still st least contact a chirpractor. One of our guys had a herniated disk and the chiropractor had him standing up straight in no time. (He walked bent over he hurt so bad)Sometimes dr's are very against them and have no idea how much help they can really be.

Vanessa said...

I feel so bad for you... Please let me know when I can come and play with the girls or do some housework for you! I definetely want to help you so let me know when you could use it! I hope the shots work too! That would be a blessing! I love you lots!


Lauren and Ed said...

I am sorry you have been in so much pain. It makes everything difficult when you can't be the 100% you want to be. I hope the shots will bring you some much needed relief!

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...

I hate to read about how much pain you are in Denna!!! God bless YOU! We will keep you in our prayers and hope that the shot will take care of it.
Keep us posted!


Amy said...

You poor sweetheart! I will pray for you to recover. I'm so sorry you still have pain!