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B. de Corbin
12 Jul 2015, 03:22
A while ago I randomly mentioned what I thought was a pulled muscle in my back.

Well, after collapsing into the worst pain I have ever experienced - to the point of lying on the floor and bellowing like a bull - EMS hauled me away.

10 hours & 2 CAT scans later, it turns out I somehow managed to fracture one of the little wing-like doohickeys on a vertebrae. I'm home now, and should survive.

I hurts beyond all belief. The painkillers are only minimally effective.

Send me your strength, or, failing that, some Oxy.

Or pray that I don't have to cough again.

:='(:

thalassa
12 Jul 2015, 04:18
Oh dear! I'm so sorry....that sounds extremely terribly awful. I hope the drugs kick in soon :/. And of course good throughts (thoughts even) for a swift and uncomplicated recovery.

Munin-Hugin
12 Jul 2015, 04:23
Ugh, that is pretty damn rough. Here's hoping the drugs kick in quickly, the fracture heals rapidly, and the neighbors don't call the police thinking you've got an enraged animal in your house due to your bellowing.

anunitu
12 Jul 2015, 04:37
I feel you B. De. I once "Bruised" a rib,and even with pain pills it hurt like crazy. Rest and stuff,cause if I remember right(on pain pills it was fuzzy) time is the real healer.

B. de Corbin
12 Jul 2015, 05:40
Thanks!

I'm off to enjoy the intense agony of taking a poop.

That noise you hear isn't the end of the inverse, it's just me squeezing...

Tylluan Penry
12 Jul 2015, 06:18
Ouch! So sorry to hear this - really hope it eases up for you soon. I get problems with my back and it's no joke. Sending Welsh cwtches (but gentle ones!) and many blessings
XX

B. de Corbin
12 Jul 2015, 17:06
I think I shall live.

They gave me Valium.

Wenny
12 Jul 2015, 17:46
Rest and relax! Lighting a candle and sending healing wishes.

Thorbjorn
13 Jul 2015, 05:21
Ooh, I'm sorry to hear this. Back pain is the worst. I get really bad muscle spasms that make it difficult to breathe sometimes, all due to herniating and collapsing lumbar (and cervical) discs. I had surgery, but it lasts only so long. So, I feel ya. You might need a muscle relaxant like Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) or Soma (carisoprodol) also. I loves me my carisoprodol and hydrocodone (Percoset).

One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall... :)

The nerves are probably misfiring and causing the muscles to spaz. My best wishes to you.

anunitu
13 Jul 2015, 06:01
Do not mention that song around your Doc,some of them would cut you off...cause you know.....Drugs and stuff. My friend who was on major pain pills,once joked about younger days doing stuff,and his doc almost cut him off...He was 68 and the pain pills were the only way he could function...sometimes stupid doctors...

Thorbjorn
13 Jul 2015, 06:45
I use that all time around the surgeon. He laughs because he knows my twisted sense of humor. I actually don't like taking anything unless I absolutely have to, but that's no good either. By then the pain is so severe the meds really "don't do anything at all". Then you gotta tough it out.

anunitu
13 Jul 2015, 07:49
I am with you on using pain killers,to much and they tend not to work as well. I mainly only take them when really BAD pain hits. If you are in constant pain,then you have to take them on a schedule for sure. (There is also the constipation issue with heavy pain meds)

volcaniclastic
21 Jul 2015, 08:32
I never piped in here, but just sending some well wishes your way, Corbin. I hope your back is starting to feel better!

Pathway Machine
22 Jul 2015, 05:21
A while ago I randomly mentioned what I thought was a pulled muscle in my back.

Well, after collapsing into the worst pain I have ever experienced - to the point of lying on the floor and bellowing like a bull - EMS hauled me away.

10 hours & 2 CAT scans later, it turns out I somehow managed to fracture one of the little wing-like doohickeys on a vertebrae. I'm home now, and should survive.

I hurts beyond all belief. The painkillers are only minimally effective.

Send me your strength, or, failing that, some Oxy.

Or pray that I don't have to cough again.

:='(:

I hope your back is better. I've had back problems since I was 16, and for the last 4 days have been pretty much confined to bed with yet another back attack.

Willow
22 Jul 2015, 07:07
I always thought spine was a funny word. Spiiiiinnnne.

Anywho, I hope you heal up quickly!

Jembru
22 Jul 2015, 07:15
I must have missed this too when it was posted. I'm in the high risk category for potential back problems, because of my line of work, and the thought of it scares me witless. Hope you recover quickly.

Damn our stupid upright posture.. spines weren't made with that in mind...

monsno_leedra
22 Jul 2015, 08:17
I am with you on using pain killers,to much and they tend not to work as well. I mainly only take them when really BAD pain hits. If you are in constant pain,then you have to take them on a schedule for sure. (There is also the constipation issue with heavy pain meds)

I'm on pain killers for my spine but it's sort of interesting to me. I get a blood test and urine test through the VA at random times to ensure I'm taking the pills and have an appropriate amount in my system at any time. To much your in trouble, to little your in trouble by their standards. Yep Oxycodone (percuset), Tramadal and Naproxen prescribed. Been that way for years now and go to an appointment last week and the PA tells me I shouldn't have been taking both the Oxy and Tram at the same times as they both are processed through the kidneys.

Sort of funny though when people think you should be high from taking the pills yet your not. Sorry the pills tend not to get you high just sort of dulls the pain or sometimes stops it for a short period of time. Yet always hear how they would be high as a kite if they were taking them. Sometimes I swear being high would be a blessed relief but it doesn't work that way when your in pain.

anunitu
22 Jul 2015, 08:25
I only limit pain meds because I have found for me at least they work less if I take them to long..But then I am talking moderate to severe back pain,and only happens sometimes,2 times a year,and lasts about a week..

monsno_leedra
22 Jul 2015, 08:44
I only limit pain meds because I have found for me at least they work less if I take them to long..But then I am talking moderate to severe back pain,and only happens sometimes,2 times a year,and lasts about a week..

I can agree with that. I try to take them only when I have to, so do have periods where I take maybe 1 a day vice the 3 or 4 combinations. Definitely makes life interesting at times and quality of life can be a real issue. Sometimes it helps to talk about it but it also seems that many times it turns into a my pain is worse than your pain type discussions or appears that way to me.

It's like I get to go through another pain clinic because the last one didn't get into my VA medical records so they have to do it again. The last one really couldn't answer me when I asked how to handle the pain their way when my legs go numb and I collapse because they are no longer there. That or how to handle the fireball that burns in your spine and the back plays crack the whip as nerves misfire or overfire and you look like some sort of bouncy head dog in the back of a car. Sorry shouldn't have said any of that as this thread is not about me.

Sorry B. de Corbin hope you feel better soon.

B. de Corbin
22 Jul 2015, 08:50
Thanks, all.

I took Valium for a day after (hate that stuff - spent an entire day without a single thought going through my head), and the pain dullers for another day (yeah - no high, just less hurt), and by today I'm fine & cleaning out the garage...

Until next time...

anunitu
22 Jul 2015, 09:15
Yup..and pain is more a personal thing. I have a high tolerance,up to a point,and depends on the type of pain...Nerve pain(think tooth and root pain) is almost the worst for me. Back is more immobility than constant pain. I think also pain is increased if you are in a down mood.

B. de Corbin
22 Jul 2015, 09:27
Yup..and pain is more a personal thing. I have a high tolerance,up to a point,and depends on the type of pain...Nerve pain(think tooth and root pain) is almost the worst for me. Back is more immobility than constant pain. I think also pain is increased if you are in a down mood.

I know where you're coming from, Anunitu.

I've been beaten, broken, and slashed more times than I care to remember, but that back pain and some tooth-related jaw pain I've had gets into the screaming intolerable range.

Hawkfeathers
22 Jul 2015, 09:30
Hope you feel better, B. Being in pain all or most of the time sucks.