Good morning everyone. I wonder if there is anyone who would be able to give me some information/advice. I have the following conditions:
3 old spine fractures
Slight bulging disc
Swollen right kidney and cyst
Swollen feet and ankles
All of the pain from the above is on the right hand side. I now have a new pain which is in the hip, groin and lower back on the left hand side. It is really painful to walk, but ok sitting down or standing still.
I had an appointment with a spinal surgeon a couple of weeks ago but I didn't have this new pain then. I am having an MRI this week which should hopefully show up anything new. In the meantime is there anyone who has the same symptoms. If so is there anything I can do to ease the pain? I am taking slow release morphine, prednisolone and paracetamol. I cannot take NSAIDS as they cause problems with my stomach. I left a message for my GP on Friday to ask if he could prescribe some fast acting morphine. Didn't get back to me which is nothing new!
I am also concerned about the MRI. There is no way I would be able to get on the bed and lie flat on my back. At home I have a satin sheet and satin nightdress and a grab rail to slide in and out of bed and I sleep on my side. I don't think they would have those resources at the hospital!
Sorry that this post is so long winded. Any advice/information would be greatly appreciated.