Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Most Awful Night...

After relaxing most of yesterday on the heating pad, I decided to take a nice warm shower before going to bed to help my muscles relax. I was in bed and probably drifted off to sleep by 11:00 and was rudely and horribly awakened at 0100 with waves and waves of spasms. They were so bad, I could barely sit up on the side of the bed.

I tried the heating pad, no good! I tried the massage chair and that didn't work! Neither did drinking lots of water yesterday and 8 ounces when I was first awakened. I tried sitting up in my husbands recliner, reclining, rocking and then laid on the couch, first on my back, then my side. I cannot do this another night, the pain is unbearable and it totally wipes me out the next day. The only reason I even get up and get out of bed is for the kids.

We had Tiger Scouts this afternoon and the one thing I was thankful for was they took a field trip to the local newspaper office and the scout master gave me permission to drive over there and meet them. I was able to sit for most of the presentation.

My bones hurt, my muscles hurt and I am getting a migraine and yet, I have been told to NOT take any medication. If I have another night like last night, I have to contact my doctor and see what he suggests, I simply cannot function like this in any way and driving is awful, my hips and back hurt so badly I am soon going to need to have others drive me around again and that will just push me over the edge!

4 comments:

searchfamilies said...

I am so sorry you are going through such a rough time, DH gets bad headaches which he says are from the pain he gets in back & his neck/shoulder his is because of problems with spine but pain is pain what ever the cause & i know that when i get it just because someone gets pain from one thing that don't mean that it less or worst than someone elses also everyone's level of pain is different you take care hope that they will be able to sort this out soon for you
Hugs Janice

Niki :-) said...

I would get another doctor who WILL write you up the paperwork for disability. Sheesh! Why should anyone have to go thru this?! I'm sorry you're feeling so horrible. I wonder about doctors sometimes...

Our Westmoreland School said...

When was your surgery? Shouldn't it be better by now?

I'm praying for you, I'm so sorry I can't do anything more concrete.

Melinda Cornish said...

why no pain meds is what I want to know....I hate them myself but if I am in pain I take them.......I feel so bad for you Jean.......you need to get something to help.....