The drugs don't work...  

helga_hansen 49F  
3122 posts
10/24/2005 7:28 am

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The drugs don't work...

Yesterday was a bad day for me One moment I was busy with my usual Sunday household routine... laundry, vacuuming the house, helping Mr Hansen while he unblocked the chimney so we could think about heating the house now that autumn is here, and the next moment I nearly passed out from the pain that hit my back. I felt like someone had struck me with a red hot poker, and I almost had to crawl to my bed.

Once there, I couldn't get comfortable, and no matter which way I wanted to lie, my back was telling me in no uncertain terms that it was NOT HAPPY! Neither was I, and eventually the only way I could get comfortable was to kneel beside the bed and have my upper body resting on the mattress. My husband found me like this, tears pouring from my eyes. My usual course of anti-inflammatories weren't doing much for me, so there was no choice but to ring the NHS. After waiting 10 minutes for someone to take my call, I answered all the questions they threw at me, and then I got told "we'll call you back within the next 4hrs". Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!

Four hours later... no call. By this time I was crawling the walls mentally, and still struggling to get comfortable. Mr Hansen and Master Hansen had stepped into the breach, and were covering laundry duty. I was giving directions between gasps of agony, waiting desperately for that call.

Eventually a nurse called me back. More questions, and then she told me that it would be better to call my doctor's after hours number. I'd waited 5hrs to be told this?? So I did, and guess what? He only called back 3hrs later, but relief was in sight, as he prescribed valium and stronger anti-inflammatories. Poor Mr Hansen had to drive to the Out Patients at the nearest hospital, 15 miles away, at 10pm at night, in the pouring rain. An hour later he was back, and I have never been so grateful for medication as I was last night.

Today, I'm still in pain, but at least the valium helped me sleep, and after gritting my teeth, I made it to my doctor, who has prescribed me some stronger medication, more x-rays and now referred me to a "back clinic"... when will it all end???

*** The picture is Edvard Munch's "Scream", recently stolen from an Oslo gallery, and as yet, still unrecovered. ***

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

JJKittyKat 59F

10/24/2005 12:29 pm

That sounds really nasty I hope it gets better soon,
p.s. Have you got that picture??

brightblonde3 58F

10/24/2005 2:02 pm

Owwwwwww...HH, I've had chronic back pain since I was in my 20's so I can both sympathize and empathize.

Take care, enjoy that valium, and think healing thoughts.

Smooches, BB3

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
10/24/2005 3:14 pm

I'm sorry to hear that you were in that much pain...

Hope things get better soon...

Hugz E.

AlbertPrince 58M

10/24/2005 3:46 pm

If I remember rightly, it will all end in 2009 - Once And For All Horoscope - Libra

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
10/25/2005 12:59 am

Must be a nightmare ... and I can't really do a laying on of hands from here, can I?

You ask "when will it all end???" ... I suppose the thought to hold onto is that it will all end ... you're doing all the right things.

My thoughts and prayers (for want of a better word) are with you (((gentle hugs)))

AmberSolaire 42M

10/25/2005 1:12 pm

Is that a verve quote........Bloody backs.Its shit when that happens, Id lend you mine if I could.Sod the valium ask for the morphine and go easy.

[note to the men in the household.Pamper her and dont let her do anything until its better you hear]

hawa52 42M

10/25/2005 1:17 pm

salut helga qlle belle poitrine(best) tu as! ca me donne l'envie de les caresser les malaxer les mordiller et les sucer tu me permets charmante, j'espere te voir un jour q sait, bise

raptor880 39M

10/25/2005 4:15 pm

Glides over to Helga, turns her round and kneels.Lifts her top and plants gentle , tender kisses along the painful areas.

HardlyYours4Now 52M

10/25/2005 7:15 pm

Ouch! As the suvivor of multiple disc repair surgeries, and the proud wearer of a large amount of titanium lumbar hardware, let me quote our previous president here in the colonies when I say, "I feel your pain."

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