Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stuck on the Ground

Well, yesterday absolutely didn't go as planned.  All was well and hunky dory, until about noon, when I was just getting ready to leave and take Cade to school.  I was bending down to lay Mila on the couch, and then WHAMMO, out of nowhere, I didn't something wrong to my back.  And it wasn't the kind of pain that's like, "hmm, oh, that kind of hurts," it was "HOLY FREAKIN CRAP HELP HELP HELP SOMETHING'S WRONG I WANT TO DIE WHAT IS HAPPENING HOLY BALL SACK HELP HELP HELP."  It was obvious I had threw out my back, doing almost nothing.  I was frozen in place, standing and hunched over, while my back was having terrible spasms and I was literally screaming.  I finally made it to lying on the ground, but it took me about another 5 minutes just to get there.  I had Cade get me my phone, and I called my mom and told her she'd better get here quick, because I couldn't move and something was really wrong with my back.  By this time I was screaming and tears were pouring from my eyes.  Poor Cade was crying because he knew something was really wrong.  He kept trying to pull me up, but I was trying to explain to him that I just couldn't move.  Mila was crying too, and I had to keep calming Cade down and instructing him to put the binky in her mouth.

So, my mom finally gets there, only when she was trying to help me get up to get me to the bed, I just kept screaming, it hurt way too bad.  So we decided that I had to stay on the floor until the muscle spasms stopped.  My mom got me a pillow and a heating blanket, and oh don't worry, I was only on the floor for THREE hours.  I eventually made it to my bed, but it was so incredibly painful and a really slow process, and I was just bawling the whole way - walking was that painful for me.

Eventually I figured out this wasn't just a passing thing, so Brandon took me to the ER.  I had to wait for 2 hours, and I was crying in the waiting room almost the entire time because I was in so much pain (still) and I didn't know how much longer I could go.  Once I finally saw a doctor, they have me a (blissfully wonderful) shot of Morphine in my butt, gave me prescriptions for painkillers and muscle relaxants, and told me that at least for the next week, I had to take it easy and not do any heavy lifting.

So here I am, in bed, getting kindasorta high on painkillers.  When I am on the muscle relaxant and painkillers, at least I can walk (very) slowly, but that's all I can do.  I can't bend over or lift things or put on shoes or get dressed or anything like that.  I've always heard that throwing out your back is painful, but I had NO IDEA how really and truly painful and terrible it is.  I'm seriously a complete invalid.

I better bounce because the percocet is starting to kick in and I don't want to say anything embarrassing, which I undoubtedly will.  Send good back vibes my way for a speedy recovery.  Also, I have some really awesome news to share, but it has to wait until tomorrow.  :D  Let's just say I'm really excited.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

That sounds awful! I know everybody hates that random stranger who pops in with unasked-for advice, but have you thought about seeing a chiropractor? My husband's a chiropractor, and it kind of sounds to me like if the pain came on that quickly and severely, you probably pinched a nerve in your back or slipped a disc or something. Painkillers are great for the short-term, but it might be a good idea to have a chiropractor check it out so it doesn't come back later or get worse! Anyway, sorry if this is totally unwelcome advice, but I thought I'd offer my two cents :-) Let me know if you need a recommendation and I hope you're feeling better soon!

Katie said...

Ugh! That is so sad! Hope you feel better soon!

Sairs said...

I've thrown my back out before too, I hope you get better soon and the pain starts to lessen. Take care :)

po said...

Oh my word, that sounds terrible!! This has happened to my boss, who is British and just said, "it was incredibly painful", but I don't think I got the full picture until right now. Horrendous!

alison said...

The same thing happened to me 3 years ago! It turned out to be a pulled muscle from something I had done the day before, which didn't hurt at the time but the next day I couldn't move at all. Definitely take the muscle relaxers for at least 2 weeks at night to allow it to fully heal!

Sarah said...

Definitely see a chiropractor! :)

Arielle Lee Bair said...

Oh my! You poor thing! Get better soon!