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I really need some one to give me thier take on my situation. I feel so alone and stuck and depressed.
LAST SPRING, felt the electrical snap feeling in my lower right side as I pulled trash cans up a crazy staircase in a wind storm. After a wk I could walk enough to leave the house to go to the ER. X-ray inconclusive, prob a sprain or strain, possible herniated disc but they're treated the same...Take pain/muscle and afterwards follow up w Dr.
Go to my Dr of 5 yrs: Pain meds &muscle relaxers and rest ...better in 5 wks
SUMMER..I'm active/strong/ happy. Continue working FT Corporate PT Artist. Buy house, save up $ to switch careers. Fall time Left corporate and went FT artist. Think no insurance no problem I'll get it in January....
NOVEMBER 1st I sneeze as sitting toliet and it happens again...same injury.
Now I have no ins, so instead of going to ER, I wait it out w/o the pain/muscle pills bc I'm strong & independent& stubborn.
I make it to Dec 1 (somehow) and feel I'm over it. 5 days later wake up back to the beginning!!
DECEMBER I'm just loss in pain and depression. I can't leave, barely can shower and again my bf is making all meals, chores, bills, helping me, seeing me helpless telling me to just go to ER. But now I'm scared of the ER bill and think the pain/relaxers they'll give aren't worth the huge bill. So now he's a mess and I'm a mess and it nearly killing me. I'm really really depressed.
Come Jan 15 I'm mentally clear and my sciatic area somewhat better, go to a PT place with cash. (Waiting on Medicaid approval bc now I'm broke and can't work for mths. )
PT shows me some ways to move but says " can't help with PT yet, too tight and swollen- Go get oral steroids". Charity line says go to hospital Dr area for ppl with no income. Spend hrs there only to do pprwork/ see no Dr ..Says it's a mth wait! So I leave and go to ER. I'm histerical at this point. They act funny towards me, don't help get around etc. Give me steroids after a fight for it & advil/Tylenol.
The 5 day steroids really help! I can't get out for long but I can take care of myself! But 7 days later I'm back to beginning.
I make that appointment 1 mth later at hospitals area for poor folks. Dr seems nice but I'm hurting so bad it's hard to explain all this. But he says has my records of everything so far bc my Dr & ERs are on his same system. He only will give alieve and 10 days of Flexeril. PT starts in 2 wks at 3 X's a wk for 4 wks then come see him " and thats when we can do maybe a MRI or nerve test". He refused my idea of the steroid shot and changed his mind saying I'm too young to try for nerve pills after talking to another Dr.
CURRENTLY..Now it's 3 days later the muscle pills he gave is not doing anything whatsoever.Im worse bc of the long Dr visit we had & I sneezed again! Now I'm back in that depression again. These aren't even enough muscle pills to even get me to the 1st PT Visit!!! Then 4 wks to see him again?!?! I can't!!!
The alieve is so mild I mean come on. The pain the stiffness is so bad I haven't washed below my knees in mths! I can't keep living like this. Maybe i'm I not exlaining well enough? I cried as he told me he's not giving me a shot, pain meds, or nerve pills . He just says they have to go conservative at first..."At first"!?!....I'm 36 and I can't get take care of myself or 3 1/2 mths now I need this to stop . I'm so upset. This is ruining my life. I'm losing it.
I got approved for Medicaid this week. I have a " managed care insurance" that will start March 1 and my old family doctor takes i! But that's 2 wks away...the PT starts in 2 wks ...What do I do !?!?!
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