Friday, June 20, 2014

an' den shit happened...

so bad shit happened this past april, back attack, i mean really fucked up back attack!
this is the journey i am going through right now and i'd want to chronicle this shit so if other people has similar shit like this, maybe i can help.
it might get repetitive but if anyone like read um, please check it out.

so here we go:

april 17, i get back from my trip to japan, 8 hour flight, just crashed out for 1 day, doing normal shit till i go back to work on the 19th. felt fine after work, didn't do anything but drink beer & cruise at the house. monday, 21st, went to work feeling like shit, not from drinking, but my lower back & right leg was feeling really achy. took some vicodin during work, felt nauseated the whole day & couldn't eat my lunch. had to lie down for my lunch break, & as the day was going, i was walking slower & couldn't stand too long. rode home from work that day but standing & sitting was pretty painful. i couldn't think what i did to trigger anything to fuck my back up.

tuesday, 22nd, got up, try to get ready to go to work & i could barely brush my teeth without intense pain. so i called in sick & called kaiser hospital asap. i actually called kaiser to get in their urgent care clinic but was told urgent care was discountined so i had to settle for the earliest appointment i could get that day.

so if you are a kaiser member, no more urgent care at the honolulu clinic, gotta go to moanalua for emergency. sucks if you have no car, for sure.

got my crutches so i can get to my appointment, see my doctor, can't do anything but get more vicodin. this would be the last time i would be standing or walking. as the day went on, i couldn't stand, sit or walk anymore without intense pain. all i could do was lie down on my right side to sleep, any other movement & intense pain would just shoot down from my right butt check all the way down to the feet. never felt this kind of pain in my life, just paralyzed, fucking jolts all the way, felt like your leg is burning, getting stabbed, & uncontrollable shaking.
couldn't get up to piss, so had to use puke bags from the airlines, good thing i had a bunch. but when that supply was gone, had to use plastic bag & ziploc bags for piss, make sure to use a large bag so no get piss all over the bed or floor or on yourself.

the next day, wed, 23rd, called my neurologist & get more meds to help ease the pain. got dexamethasone & gabapentin which is supposed to help calm the pinched nerve.

oh, i forgot to add: in early feb. i got an mri for my lower back since i was having pain for a long time & found out the l4, l5, s1 right side had ruptured disc & it was digging into the sciatic nerve. so the neurologist suggest that i continue to do my stretching & ride bike as usual, which i did & was fine, until now.

i'll stop here for now, next episode...

shoots, dennis

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