Monday, November 24, 2008

Out Of Commission

Last Monday, I apparently pulled a muscle in my back while using the weight machines at the gym. Although I didn't feel anything pop that day, over the next couple of days, the pain just kept getting worse & worse until I finally couldn't take it anymore. I went to my doctor on Friday because when I woke up, the pain was now traveling down into my left arm & hand. He said that I popped 2 ribs out of place from the swelling in the muscle. While I was there, he gave me an ultrasonic heat treatment & then prescribed me 2 different meds.....Relafin & Flexeril. I ended up having to call in sick to work because I could barely move.
By Sunday morning, the pain still hadn't gone away, so I called the doctor on call & he prescribed Hydrocodone, generic for Vicodin. I've now been on the Vicodin for over 24 hours & still nothing is working on the pain :( So I just called my doctor's office again & I have another appointment at 3:00 this afternoon. It literally feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife all along my arm & hand! Pain usually doesn't bother me.....heck, I had to babies that were both over 9 pounds! You would think I could handle any pain after that! But this pain has just been completely unbearable! Please pray for me that it's nothing more serious as I truly am scared right now!

Update: My doctor took me off all of the above medications & now I'm on Prednisone (steriod) & Skelaxin. He said that if I'm not feeling any better by Thursday, he then wants me to see a physical therapist & he'll also order an MRI at that time. Thank-you so much for the prayers & well wishes!

I hope to be able to blog more later on, but right now, it even hurts to type :(
Benita

8 comments:

hpoormon said...

Benita, You are in our prayers. Hope you are feeling better real soon!!

Sue said...

I didn't even know you could pop a rib out!
I hope the doc is able to give you some relief!

Lida said...

Hope you feel better Benita, you must be in such disconfort, sending a gentle hug!

Lorrie said...

Benita {{{{{hugs}}}}} you poor thing! You are in my prayers, and please try to update and let us know what you found out. I hope the meds are able to ease the pain girl. Hope you feel better soon!!

Evelyn said...

(((hugs))) Hope you feel well soon...

Inked Dujour said...

YIKES Benita!! I hope everything stops hurting soon! Hopefully the dr had some good news for you today after your appt.

Praying for the subsiding of pain!

Julie
http://inkedujour.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Wow, Benita. I hope you feel better soon. When you pull a muscle, you REALLY pull a muscle! You'll be in my prayers. Take care of yourself.

Sarah C. said...

Poor thing! I hope you are feeling better soon. That sounds horribly painful. I had to take Skelaxin last year for back issues - that'll knock you off your feet. Hope it helps you relax a bit too. Get some rest! :)