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If the only place you can walk to is the fridge or bathroom, what to do?


Friday, May 15, 2009

It has now been 19 days since I took a fall in my yard and got up thinking I wasn't hurt, except maybe my ego. After about 3 days I began to feel pain when I walked and it has grown progressively worse since then. Went to doc and got x-rays which were all negative and was put on pain meds and muscle relaxers to see if that would make it go away. After another week I went back and got an MRI scheduled and stronger meds (oxycontin), but continue to hurt just as bad. The MRI was yesterday and so far no results. Meanwhile I continue to walk around in a drug induced fog and continued pain. It is so frustrating, but I am trying to continue on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I even walk around in the house, grunting and groaning every step I take, but I hurt while sitting down too, so why not do what I can? Trying to cut out the foolish eating I have been doing too. Just can't give up, and I know I will have a lot of sparkers out there praying for me and the docs to find out what is wrong. Thanks! emoticon
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AUNTYEVIL 5/15/2009 10:38PM

    All you can do is take it one day at a time...and yes, I know it's frustrating.

Soft tissue injury is the worst because you reach the point that you become convinced it's all in your head (even though the pain is in your back). Take it slow and easy and try not to allow it to get to you. If one day seems like more than you can handle...try focusing in something smaller, a half day, an hour, whatever it takes.

Reward yourself for not grabbing food for comfort with something else...a gentle cuddle with your husband, a hot bubble bath...remember you've come so far already!

We are here praying for you, and giving you as much support as we can...

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ULTREYA3211 5/15/2009 9:48PM

    You know we are praying for you. Hope that you find some relief. If you have a sitdown hobby (knitting or crocheting or scrapbooking or reading. try to do those when called to the refrigerator. I ask for God's help too.
I see we started SparkPeople the same day. We can pull together. Penny

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PICKIE98 5/15/2009 9:18PM

    If you cannot resist walking to the fridge, walk backwards,, won't be facing the food that way LOL!!
seriously though,, bruised or pulled anything is so painful!! Anti-inflammatories, rest, and gentle to yourself actions help until the doc can call you..
a bruised coccyx (tailbone) and anything connected to the spine pulls each time you move or stretch,, be gentle...

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PATRICIA441 5/15/2009 8:44PM

  Just a thought. As the X-rays and MRI showed no break can it be a very bad bruise and pulled tendons? That happened to me and it was extremely painful. My ankle swelled and I thought for sure it was broken, had it checked and did not show a break. Do you have it wrapped? Watch the oxycontin. That can be very addictive.Will be keeping you in prayer. Healing hugs. Pat


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