Good Old Back Pain

It was like I’ve been here before twice…not a feeling that I like, but now a feeling I notice earlier each time it happens. After I get home from work I have one thing that’s my little ritual… off come the work clothes and on go the pj’s. On Monday I had got home from work and was walking down the hallway heading to the bedroom…my pj’s were calling. Thats when I felt the sharp quick shooting pain in my hip.

Its enought to take your breath but at least when it happens I stopped walking and the pain stopped as well. On Monday that was the only time that it happened. Pjs went on as usual and I didn’t notice any more pains. Tuesday at work I noticed the twinges of pains as I walked, but once I stopped walking the pains stopped. Odd. The past two times this has happened the pain didn’t stop just because I wasn’t walking. By Wednesday the pains come occasionally when walking but subside after a few minutes…well that’s what I was hoping would happen. Leaving work early so that we could go to a Christmas party and the pains about knock me down walking to my car. For a moment I thought I would have to call hubby just to get me to my car. I did finally make it to my car and sitting down eased the pain greatly and I was able to drive home. We didn’t go to the Christmas party, but did go to the ER and watched the movie Jack Frost with all the others in the waiting room. Diagnosis: muscle strain. Treatment: steroid shot, Toradol shot, and two prescriptions for pain killer and muscle relaxers. By Thursday morning will no relief so I stayed home from work, flat on my back and watched tons of Netflix! Fast forward to today…feeling much better. Just to be safe I have a follow-up appointment with my neurologist on Monday.