Thursday, March 21, 2019

THE WORST TIMING

WORST TIMING EVER!

Today is my first 'private housekeeping job'.

And there is NO WAY I am going to cancel it.
Kelly is going to come with me and do everything I can't do!
I am so very grateful to her for saving my job!

I can stand at the kitchen bench and wash all the china that needs cleaning while Kelly does all the walking around, vacuming and washing the floors.  

I haven't got out of bed yet... so will soon, to see how my back/butt feels.

I hunted out some painkillers when I got home last night:

ABOVE:  I have only taken some Tramadol, as I'm not too sure if the other two will react with the other medications I'm on.
Last thing I want is to take something and end up having a bad reaction!

Looking at the date on them ... I reckon I can take the Tramadol and Norflex together?

Thankfully I have a Doctor's appointment at 2 pm, I hope he/she can get to the root of the problem and offer a solution.  This pain is debilitating.

So, probably time for me to put me feet on the floor and see how I feel eh?

ONWARD...

Well... it's even worse today. I cant bear weight on my right leg at all. I just CRAWLED on hands and knees to the bathroom! Far out... this is awful.

Yeah nah.  It's so bad Stew is taking me to the hospital.  I am in so much pain, I can't do anything at all. 
I have had to cancel my job today... I can't walk AT ALL.  I will be CRAWLING to the car.

So we got to the hospital and they were FANTASTIC!  I was seen very quickly, and after much testing, xrays and bloods, it was deemed 'only' a muscle strain of some sort.



So I was given heaps of painkillers while there, and after about 4 hours they kicked in and I could walk again.
I have to be careful though, cos sudden or twisting movement hurts like hell still.

BUT, at least I won't need to crawl to the bathroom again!

The doctor said it could take weeks to clear up, which sucks.  But I will come right eventually I'm sure, and the pain killers will enable me to move around, thank god.

I'm now home and feel groggy as heck, so will be having a nap after lunch.  Stew is out getting my prescription and food, then he will head off to work.  

It was nice having him and Kelly to keep me company at the hospital this morning.  Thanks Kelly for coming up and helping with transfers from bed/chair/wheelchair etc. *smiles*

Just had an amazing 3 hour 'nap'... must have been utterly exhausted!  Pain does that to ya eh?
But best thing is I can move again.

Shame I can't get back into my walks just yet, I'm trying to be sensible and let the hurt bits heal first.

Well it's 7.35 pm and I'm pretty much done for the day!  I tried eating dinner and just couldn't, I feel so nauseous! It's the pain medication of course, I'm not used to them at all.
I will be heading off to bed very soon, hoping to get a good night's sleep.

 

33 comments:

  1. Chris, do you remember lifting anything heavy or twisting your back, is the pain radiating down one leg. I know you must be in terrible pain, I hope you get relief soon.

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  2. Do not take tramadol and the norflex together unless you check with your doctor

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  3. Sounds dreadful Chris. Glad Stew is taking you to get it sorted. Take care.

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  4. Sorry to hear you are suffering so much this morning Chris. I hope you are feeling better and pain free very soon and get some quick answers at the hospital.

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  5. Oh no. Please take care of yourself!

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  6. I am so sorry for your pain. I hope they figure it out and it is an easy fix. Good luck to you! How weird, coming on so suddenly and severely!

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  7. Hope the hospital can sort you out. Fingers tightly crossed for you

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  8. Oh no that's not good :(

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  9. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Sounds really painful and could be related to your kayaking activity at the weekend. I know that when I do a different activity I frequently suffer with my back a few days later.I hope it is not serious and soon improves. Em London

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  10. cripes!!! VERY bad timing.... I hope everything is OK , Christy xxxx

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  11. You sound a lot like hubby when he had Sciatica when he was 18. He got carted away in the ambulance because we lived about 20 kms out of town. He spent time in hospital so I hope you arent that bad

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  12. Oh geeze Chris hope they get to the bottom of the pain take care xxx

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  13. Oh no, Chris, hope they give you some answers, and treatment! Hugs xx

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  14. Anonymous10:19 AM

    Goodness! Don't worry about the job. Anyone who has ever suffered back pain would understand. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery for you. Michelle from Oz.

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  15. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Goodness! Don't worry about the job. Anyone who has ever suffered back pain would understand. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery for you. Michelle from Oz.

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  16. Oh no - yes good to get this seen to straight away. I’m sure the people whose house you were meant to clean will understand.

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  17. Oh dear, I hope all is okay, sounds truly awful.

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  18. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Hope you feel better soon Jo x

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  19. I hope you heal quickly but don't rush things, it could make it worse. Be a good girl, take your meds and rest!!

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  20. Feel better soon, I can empathise SO WELL :-) with regard to back, butt and leg pain.

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  21. Anonymous2:53 PM

    You can get a turning mat that you sit on while in your car so when you need to get out you won't jar your back.

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  22. Ouch glad u home again hosptial beds aren't the most comfortable xx

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  23. Kiwionholidays5:44 PM

    Take care Chris and rest while you can till fully back on track,,

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  24. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Hi doesn't sound good for you...I started with a sore back yesterday and could hardly water the garden, pain down both legs...we could be patients together somewhere...lol....maybe Kelly can do the house and keep the job open until you are well again?

    Peta

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  25. Anonymous7:25 PM

    You have a lovely caring family Chris, take care Jo x

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  26. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Hi again..might be good to see your GP and get a CT scan as it sounds like a bulging disc...

    Peta

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  27. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Glad you are on the road to improvement Chris. Take care
    Dee

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  28. Nothing worse than a sore back.... I have a chronic 'nurses' back and I feel your pain!! Hope you're feeling better soon.... the nurse in me has to say, those meds are probably out of date and may not work as well as they should.... lucky you have a new prescription! xx

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  29. So sorry to hear that you were in so much pain. But I'm glad the painkillers are helping. Hope you heal quickly xx

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  30. Heavens to Betsy. Thank goodness the pain meds work. Get well quick!

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  31. Take it easy. You are ALLOWED to rest you know!

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  32. What a weird day you have had! I hope this thing heals up sooner rather than later!

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