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This is just awful!
About three months ago, I woke up, and it felt like someone had taken a sledge hammer directly to my right hip. Walking hurt ferociously. I don't recall falling, nor slamming into anything, and I certainly don't remember getting hit with a 10 lb sledge.
It stayed that way for a week, so I found a Chiropractor, and let him go to work.
After the first adjustment, the next day hurt like hell, but the next day was better, but quickly degenerated back to where it was before.
The pain began moving into my right cheek, then into my right groin, then it has gone from my upper hip, all the way to my previously shattered knee. (5 or six years ago)
Getting an MD appointment has reached the stage where it takes well over a month to see anybody about anything. Then when you do get one, they hand you off to someone else, which is now another month away for an opening. So I went to the ER.
They took xrays, said my hip looked swollen, gave me a Tylenol 3 and sent me home.
I have now seen my chiropractor about 6 times at least. I went to his office and told him we weren't getting anywhere. I also told him that I had an appt a month away to see Dr so and so.
He called the whole thing BS, and put in a call to a specialist he knew.
I was now at the point where I was about to get desperately nuts.
My hip hurt, and my whole upper leg felt like it had been wrapped with an ace bandage way too tight.
I was losing sleep, because laying dow hurt like hell.
I was gobbling Advil, Ibuprofin, Naproxin, percocets, and anything else I could get my hands on. Most provided a little relief, but not tons.
But as I said I was about to lose it. I was just about ready to walk into my upcoming DR. office, and wave gun just to get seen immediately.
My chiropractor got me into his colleague in two days.
They used ultrasound, and gave me an injection in my right hip.
About 3 hours later, the pain was mostly gone and I could just about walk normally. About three days more and I was about back to square one.
I got desperate again, and drove 150 miles to a hospital that was of higher quality, hoping they'd just admit me and get to the bottom of this.
I was given a script for 6 percs, a shot of morphine and valium, and told to go find a specialist because I probably needed an MRI. I told him to admit me.
They told me they don't do it that way when someone needs one, or they'd be there just doing MRI's all day.
I got to my the Specialist again thurs. He gave me two different shots. I don't remember what they were. One for each cheek, and I was told one takes about 24 hours to work, and the other 72. He put in an order for an MRI, but that will take weeks to get scheduled and done, then another week or two before I get to visit the specialist again
I felt better after that, not great but better. He also gave me a crash course of Methylprednisolone to take for 5 days. This is day 2.
This morning when I got up, the whole leg just wanted to crumble, and collapse in a pile. I couldn't barely make it to my desk even with a cane, except for the jolt of pain that rocketed me there.
This morning with my coffee, I ate 5 methylwhatevers, 2 alieve, 2 Ibuprofin, 1 valium, and 2 percocets.
The wife rubbed my back and Leg with CBD oil, and biofreeze, I also imbibed in a little medical MJ.
I'm feeling pretty good at the moment, although I'm afraid to stand out of fear of pain.
I'm freakin' crippled, and I'm mad as hell. I've tried a few stretches I found online, but nothing serious yet.
I tried the hangerupsidedown thingy my wife has, but I don't if it helped my back any, but now my ankles are wrecked. I've tried the heating pad, maybe a hair of relief.
What can a person realistically expect in this situation? I'm sure the MRI in two or three weeks will tell them something, but how to cope until a real solution is applied.
I'm ready for bed and a morphine drip until then.
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