Week 2: Pain, Lots of Pain
Friday, June 08, 2012
My lower back pain has gotten worse. I had originally self-diagnosed it as being sciatica. The chiropractor said it's saecral-illiac (I have no idea if Ii spelled it correctly). While it had been bothering me on and off since November, it was more annoying than debilitating. I'm not sure what happened last weekend that could have affected it, but now the pain is debilitating.
I can't bend over to pick something off of the floor without sharp, stabbing pain. It hurts whenever I use certian muscles in my left leg for something as simple as shifting my seated body position, lifting my leg to the side or lying down with my legs straight. It also gets worse as the day goes on. When I wake up, the pain is bearable and it doesn't even hurt to walk. By the time I get home from work, I limp through the door on the verge of tears, begging my husband to get me painkillers. My chiropractor suggested I get an MRI, so I'm going to try and get in to see my primary care physician this coming week.
I haven't taken off any more weight, either. In fact, I may have put more on. When I am in pain, all I want is comfort food to make me feel better. Well, if I can't feel physically better, I might as well use food to make me feel emotionally better (such is my thought process, anyway). It may be a self-defeating, vicious cycle, but it's where I currently am. I can't even exercise. I was given the go-ahead to walk for exercise, but when I get home from work, it hurts too much.