In november, I had to go to the hospital here with some pretty bad back pain that had me walking bent over. They gave me some tylenol 3’s and I went home and took them. Within a few days I was feeling much better.
As I mentioned, this weekend it started to hurt again. I was ‘managing’ it until the night before last. It was so bad I didn’t sleep for more than 40 minutes at a time and by yesterday morning I was full-on seized in screaming pain.
I went to the hospital again yesterday morning and had an x-ray and a CT scan, as some of the doctors thought I might have kidney stones.
Turns out, I have some extremely thinning discs and this other thing, they think I was born with, where my bones are fusing to the sciatic. I will have this for life, they said. So now I’m on drugs that are so good, they sell for lots of money on the streets as well as muscle relaxers and ibuprofen. I’m still in pain so much that I can’t walk very well or stand for any period of time, but I’m hoping these drugs will at least get me functional again. Right now they’re just knocking me out.
So, going back to bed. For now.