Hello. So here's my story,
6 days ago I woke up with a horrible stabbing pain in my right buttock that radiated down my leg to about my knee. I was still able to hobble around the house at this point. The day and weeks prior I suffered no injuries, no back pain, and I am only 20 years old. This came completely out of nowhere.
I let myself rest that day occasionally walking around but as the day went on the pain got much worse. By the end of the day I couldn't get myself up off the couch and I was in excruciating pain.
The next day was even worse, I couldn't move an inch, I was crying and screaming and my boyfriend couldn't even dress me. We called an ambulance, they had to give me a needle in bed to numb the pain and carry me out in my sheets as I was unable to move. At the hospital they gave me a shot of morphine and a small prescription of t3s and naproxen. The morphine was like magic, I walked out of the hospital on crutches that night feeling hopeful. They determined I had sciatic nerve pain, no scans were done to find the cause.
Each day since has been a mix of sadness and small bits of hope. Some mornings I've woken up feeling rather pain free but when I try to move I am reassured that the sharp feeling of pain is still there.
Everything I read says not to spend more than two days in bedrest but I am on day 6 and I am not even able to move myself into a more comfortable position.
It has improved, as in I am not screaming in pain without even moving, and I can actually get a couple hours of sleep in the night. But I want to get up and walk around so badly. I've been doing light stretches in bed every time I feel okay.
I can't even get out of bed to use to the washroom.
I need advice or at least to feel like I am not alone.
Has anyone experienced this? How long did it take you to get up? I'm tired of being afraid to cough, sneeze, and not knowing what the weather is like outside. I haven't been dressed for a week just laying here feeling like a lost cause. I need hope.