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I have a History of Back problems from repetitive unprotected heavy lifting back in the1980's as a young nurse of 23 then a Fall down stairs at work in 1984 on a wet floor... Nursing for 33 years only part time post 1984.. due to the back issue. Not much support or Pain intervention by the GP in many years although I complained and had an MRI to prove the condition, have just put up with it and visited my Oesteopath.. My back inury was purely tand wholly to do with poor Health & Safety.. Now I am suffering what is known as CRPS 2..To my Left Foot ..When it happens it is excruciating swelling hot skin they keep saying its cellulitis I have said NO it is Not..The Doctors DO NOT want to recognize this condition due to it being thier liability.. Pain on touching even a sheet..and non weight bearing during an episode at least 2 weeks. It rules my Life.. I am lucky I have a daughter who fetches and carries for me..bless her. doing what I did but for other people's Mum's in hospital for the elderly in 1980's UK. My concern is the people who should accept liability are paying me an injury Benefit at the minimum payment ..and lied in thier determination. Makes me sick how I put my Life out there when I was young to help people ..Now I am suffering more because of my compassion for the old and infirm..I feel depressed at times and get anxious when I cannot do things and upset, as I was always a doer.
I was told I have CRPS 2 by an online specialist due to the damaged nerve L5/S1 to my Spine (Chronic) and debilitating..When the pain of this arises I have to be doped up and in Bed to elevate my foot ..I often emmerce it in a bowl of Iced water which gives me some relief..temporarily. Any advice would be greatful! We are in July thus far I have had this 4 times since January..I dont get out much like I once did.. No Family Support ...or Professional Nursing Support, Daughter Only.
..I retired from P/T Community Nursing in 2009 and have been getting worse since then as I am less mobile. Over excessive mobility just aggrivates the condition.
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