Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pain in the Azz

I thought I’d better check in and give a little update on the happenings around here lately.  Sadly, my broken arse is still broken.  Someone please wave your magic wand over me and make me all better.  Please!

Thursday night I went to yoga with the hopes that some good stretching and easy strengthening would help me out…but all it did was hurt more.  Booooo.

Friday morning I sucked it up and went to walk-in to ask for a prescription.  The doctor there suspects that my piriformis issue is actually stemming from my back or my hip joint (which I already kind of knew, but his suggestions made more sense).  He put a referral in for me at the Canadian Back Institute and gave me a prescription for three different drugs.

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  1. Muscle Relaxant
  2. Anti-Inflammatory
  3. Pain Killer

I was so excited about this.  But…here we are 5 days later and nothing has changed.  The pain killers do NOTHING for me.  I think the stabbing pain actually starts at my hip joint so I guess the meds don’t deal with that.  I’m not sure if the anti-inflammatory helps…if so, the sharp pain overrides the inflammation.  The muscle relaxant helps because it makes me sleepy so if taken at the right time I can actually sleep a little longer without waking up to pain.

So disappointing. 

Today I’m back to the chiropractor and massage.  Next step will be to try physiotherapy…hopefully next week.  The problem is all of these things cost money so I can’t just pile them all up at once.  Right now I really wish I had a job with medical insurance!

What I wouldn’t give to be able to stand up straight and walk more than 100 feet without struggling!!

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7 comments:

Mandy said...

Sorry you're in so much pain! Hope you feel better soon. :)

Angie All The Way said...

Awww buddy!!! That's horrible!!! I feel for you in a big way - I know what it's like to live with awful pain :-(((( You would think 5 days would be enough time for it to work if it was going to, but maybe it will take longer for the anti-inflammatories to work?? I hope the Back Institute is a step further in the right direction.

Lainey said...

Paid medication doesn't do anything for me, either, so I can sympathize. Hope you feel better soon!

calialexandra said...

I know I've said it before but I actually feel your pain. You are lucky that you can get these pills from the walk-in clinic. In Toronto you can't get any pain medicine from the walk-in because of all the abusers.

I also got anti-inflammatory and pain-killer pills from my doctor and they do nothing at all.

The best thing is getting one of those electric heating pads with an automatic shut off. I use mine at my desk chair, on the couch, in bed, etc. And it just turns off when I fall asleep so the house doesn't burn down.

Hope you feel better soon!

JavaChick said...

Aw, Jaime, that sounds pretty awful. Hope you can get some relief soon.

Kim said...

I'm SO sorry! I hope that the Canadian Back Institute helps!!!

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

Sorry to hear about your back and arse issues. I've been there and on those same drugs so I can sympathize. What worked best for me is a lot of laying around and the muscle relaxants. You're right, the pain killers don't really work except to knock you out. The anti-inflammatories helped a little bit.

Ever thought of massage on top of PT? It might help too.