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Made a booboo last night.

Dec 16, 2015 5:06 PM

I feel really quite stupid but I think I've learned from my mistake. I need to stop being so darn stubborn and not do things that my body can't handle. I was at church last night and we had to shift our bell choir stuff back into the sanctuary. Well, crazy me decided to lift a 50 pound bell case by myself instead of waiting for one of the guys to lift it. Need less to say, that did not end well. Mid-way through today, my back decided to start locking up right at about L1-2 and then the muscle spasms set in with it. Feeling somewhat better now that I'm down in bed. PCP in the morning, mainly because that spot has never bothered me before, and given the compressed discs at L4-5, I'd rather not take any chances with it. And even prescription ibuprofen is not really touching it. At a 6-7 pain level right now. Hot bath on it's way as well as another dose of ibuprofen in a few minutes.
Lesson learned: Ask for help and quit trying to be superwoman already.

Dec 17, 2015 3:01 AM

I'm sorry you have to deal with this.you've been through a lot lately. However reading your post have me insight to what may be causing my pain. I've been in a flare since Thanksgiving but due to my moms emergency surgery and having to care for both parents. I lifte a case of water several times when I had to do grocery shopping alone and I had to walk .see I normally use the electronic cart when i do big shopping trips . but they had none available. So now my entire lower half from above my belly button to my ankles are in agony. Thank you for posting and givit me the me tel kick . now I've just got to find a way to get some rest. And I hope you are resting too

Dec 17, 2015 7:36 AM

New, I think the lifting for me is what set this one off already. Still at about a 4-5 this morning, and muscle spasms are making their presence known. I just want it to stop already or just let me relax so I can rest already. Hoping to at least get an answer already.

Dec 17, 2015 10:59 AM

Severe muscle spasms is the answer. 1 shot of Toradol was the help my back needed. Went from a 4-5 this morning, all the way down to a 2 at 10 minutes after, and then a 0 now. Awesome!!!!!

Dec 17, 2015 11:44 AM

Amanda, I'm glad you're getting some relief now. I've been where you are many times. Ever since my low back was injured in a fall in the 90's, just the least strain on the area can trigger exactly what you are going through. Heck, I've had it trigger while bent over to shave my legs! I try to remember not to make certain moved, but sometimes that "fog" rolls in! Lol. Keep treating to let yourself get over it. (((Hugs)))🙂 🙏🌼

Dec 17, 2015 12:29 PM

Flappys, I think that might have been it too. That fog of feeling good.... Didn't register what would happen if I moved that. Now I know better.

Dec 17, 2015 3:54 PM

Now pain still at a 0. If only someone could guarantee that I won't have to go back under the knife again on Tuesday, life would be perfect.

Dec 17, 2015 10:22 PM

Amanda, that 0 is awesome!! I'm so happy for you!! I don't remember what it feels like to be below 6. I hope that your pain levels stay at that wonderful level and my prayers are with you about surgery. God bless and gentle hugs 😊

Dec 17, 2015 10:35 PM

Amanda I am happy that your pain level is a 0 that is such a blessing. Hopefully you will be getting good news on Tuesday also. You know the Bible says that where two or more are gathered bin his name all we have to do is ask he we will receive it. Sometimes it may not happen right when we want it to ,but in his own time it will. We just have to believe in him. Sending prayers and hugs.

Dec 17, 2015 11:27 PM

Phoenix, it stayed that way until about 5:30 or 6:00. Hit a big spike to an 8 and then back down to a 2.

Dec 17, 2015 11:33 PM

And then reality kind of smacked me tonight. My ortho told me that my injury is permanent kbut I chose not to believe him. I definetly believe him now. It's been over a year with this and I'm still not feeling a whole hell of a lot better with it already. I want to just cry, because I'm still grieving the lose of what was, versus what is now. I don't like it, but this is my new normal unfortunately.

Dec 20, 2015 8:59 PM

Amanda, we're all still at a grieving point to some degree. But we'll all get through it together. (((Hugs))) 🙂🙏🌼

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