Pain In My ….

Back. Back pain is so disabling sometimes. When I was a teenager I injured my back playing sports. I sprained all of my ribs where they attach to the spine and also my sacral area.

This weekend a child of one of my friends walked up behind me and slapped me right on my lower back. It hurt initially but subsided after a few minutes so I paid no attention and felt no pain afterward.

Then I had a four drive home on Sunday and I guess that was enough to put me over the edge. The pain came back, not too intense, but enough to be noticeable. Then when I woke on Monday it was a little worse and it got progressively worse as the day went on.

Last night I went to bed and about and hour and a half later I had to get up to use the bathroom and I turned and it felt as it someone took a javelin and skewered it into my lower back. I fell back into the bed in excruciating pain. My wife was showering so I couldn’t call her for help and I had to pee really badly.

I tried for about fifteen minutes and could not move. I eventually slid off the bed, bore the pain and got off, otherwise I was going to pee the bed for sure.

My wife put some liniment on it for me and massaged it a bit and I was able to get back into bed and sleep. I got up this morning and could not move, so I went to the acupuncturist who is also a an MD. She said I am badly bruised (blasted kid 😃), and advised I see my doctor.

So tomorrow I am off to see my cardiologist for my quarterly ICD interrogation, and I’ll see what he says about it.

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