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I can't walk today

Aug 05, 2016 8:14 PM

Felt really weak last night when I went out to dinner with my partner. Ended up limping all the way home. This morning I woke up with an intense burning pain on the side of my left leg and stabbing pain on the back of my knee. I usually get these types of pain but today it is 9 out of 10. Still waiting for the insurance to approve my sympathetic nerve block injection and I ran out of painkillers so I limped to the doctor to prescribe me some. I've been on lyrica 150 mg but I haven't seen any improvement. I can feel my body grows weaker everyday. I know I have to be positive but it's really hard when you're in so much pain. My partner tried to feed me breakfast (it's morning here in Aussie) and I couldn't stop shaking and crying. The poor guy had such a helpless look on his face... I'm rambling here - sorry - I'm just in my wit's end. I'm a strong girl but after my car accident, I felt like my body is against me. Doctor also refer me to get an MRI scan on my knee as he suspects I may have PCL injury and possible meniscal injury. This is a year after the accident... It's so hard to get good help, but I think I've found a good doctor. He said "I know how you feel" and I just burst in tears when he said that.

Aug 05, 2016 9:15 PM

My heart goes out to you 💜

Aug 06, 2016 11:10 AM

Hi sweetie 🌷
I completely understand
...can u get him to up ur pregabalin until u have the nerve block? 🤗 i found it pretty useless at that dose too... but there is some leeway there!

Take a deep breath angel... u can do this. Im not gonna lie... It is going to be hard,👫👭👬 but u r not alone ok?

🦁 Ur hubby will adjust and so will u... remember if he could... he would take ur pain away... he just feels helpless. U will get thru this.

Just hang on in there sweetie 🌷

Aug 06, 2016 8:48 PM

I'm so sorry you're hurting so badly. An injury in the knee can contribute to weakening of the muscles. I went through it but I didn't have a tear. Mine is from OA and chondromalacia under the kneecap. Hopefully your doc will increase your meds to help you get through this. Hugs love & prayers you will begin to feel better soon! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Aug 07, 2016 12:02 AM

Thank you everyone. I woke up feeling better today although my leg still felt weak. I'm on panedeine forte today so somehow I can deal with the pain today. Now I'm just lying on the floor with my heat and reading a good book. Thank you all for thinking of me ❤️

Aug 07, 2016 12:24 AM

So sorry to hear how you are feeling :(
I can relate cause today my feet hurt like hell and im limping everywhere. I hope they change meds for you and you get your mri scan soon.
Took me 2 years to find a doc just down the road who specalises in chronic illnesses. Some days there is only so much we can take..
Your partner sounds like a great guy and helping you so much! (Im in Australia too 😄)

Aug 08, 2016 5:06 PM

Heartfelt thoughts and understanding, have been there and know what a struggle it is. Breathe ❤️

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