Jill - glad that you are now moving a bit. Sleeping on your back - ouch that made me cringe! Hope the bleeding stopped ok and wounds healing as well as can be expected.
Mishy - can understand the anxiety about the precautionary head CT. Fingers crossed for your forthcoming action plan.
We might have different things going on but I think we can all agree that the pain and discomfort is just unbearable at times. I am having such a hard time sleeping during the night. The pain can intensify whether pain killers or not. I have to keep getting up and walking around. I make a drink and even have a snack and then put my tablet on in bed and distract myself watching things. I tend to fall asleep through the programmes so have to keep restarting and it puts me to sleep again. Never mind white light being bad for sleep, being in pain is much worse. I have got through "Trust", "The Killing Of Eve" and most recently "The Slap" amongst others!
I had my best sleep for months the other night, but only after taiking dihydrocodeine with a shot of Jack Daniels. I know - not a good habit and I don't want to end up an addicted insomniac but maybe every now and then for some relief. The day after, i.e. yesterday, was the first day I felt like going out properly for over a week. Spent the day in town but every step was painful. I could not even sit down in peace whilst having a coffee. When I was eating my tea later at home, I ate some of it whilst squatting on the floor as it was the least painful position.
Physio and that say about keep moving and doing normal activities but I just think they do not have a clue. If I could do normal activities, then I would not be needing their services. I would like to see them continuing with their normal activies of, e.g. work, if they were experiencing the same thing. This certainly is not getting on with life after BC treatment - I am beginning to climb the walls in frustration (or if only I could climb a wall!). I have an appointment on Monday. I will wait and see how I feel but at the moment I think it is pointless continuing with the bits and pieces physio service.
Take care all,
Hi Jill, I'm so sorry that you're going through such a horrible time at the moment and just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you x
Welcome back to posting Jill 🤗 🤗 🤗
That's 💩 about the pain and mobility. Hope you get full results soon and all is clear. Fingers crossed for you Jill. I would be mentally climbing the walls wanting to know one way or the other. . It has been too long for you in my opinion and I find it unacceptable.
Hello Mishy, Hope you are feeling as good as you can be today.
Going off subject.... Did you see the final Bodyguard episode? Jed Mecurio is ace in my opinion - I was an absolute fan of Line Of Duty - Keely Hawes got blasted in that as well!
Take care all, Chick 🐣 X
Apart from the accident, it sounds like going away was a tonic for you. How are you feeling now?
I was supposed to go away this week i was really looking forward to catching up with some family. But no way can I undertake a long journey. I still don't quite undersrand how I manage to return, in August, from my last jaunt.
Eventually got a phone call follow up from Spinal Services yesterday. MRI shows prolapsed disc. Will be offered Nerve Root Injection and to be put on Surgery Appointment list for possible Decompression Surgery. Not holding my breath - the former can take up to 2 months for an appointment and the latter 3 months. Not keen on the surgery but I think I would try the injection. However, it may not work and could make things worse. You would have thought they could have offered an earlier appointment since this originally started in March and they know I have had issues with pain killers. I was looking into private treatment but it seems relatively costly.
Just feel a bit left on the scrap heap. This really isn't living.
Anyway, hope you are faring better
Chick 🐥 X