A few weeks ago I did something to my back. No fall, no injury. It just appeared.
I endured through the pain, trying everything under the sun to fix it. Muscle relaxants, pain medications, hot packs, cold packs, stretches, DIY-massages. It was finally starting to feel better.
Yesterday it was so bad I could hardly move. Worse than labour - both times added together.
Plus my usual MS symptoms started to flair up again in my hand and foot. Was this a relapse? Back pain for mobile MS patients is usually not an issue, but I wondered if this wasn't just a huge auto-immune reaction, back now included.
I went to the ER in so much pain I really just wanted a shot (or two) of something right there and then. I would have done it myself.
They thought it could be kidney stones, or perhaps new symptoms related to the transverse myelitis aspect of my MS (spinal lesions).
X-rays and kidney tests later, it's decided I have sprained my sacro-iliac joint.
And it was the fastest visit to VGH ever - thank you, pre-existing disease.
A bunch of meds and four days of bed rest to start.
Wish me luck staying put...