Here's the update on me that is long over due. Sorry for that. I often have time to lurk but not to really but my thoughts on paper. The past month my anxiety has been through the roof! I am also a little backwards in that I often don't talk about things completely until I either know the answer or have things mostly resolved. I know, weird.
Anyway...back story....in the spring I re-injured my knee. Not a big deal as this is an ongoing problem. I've had 3 surgeries and just deal. This summer I had a bakers cyst on it. New, but not uncommon or a big deal. This fall I started having problems with my sciatic nerve and lower back, again not new.
Fast forward to early October. First I got a yeast infection followed by a bladder infection. While on vacation I was a little uncomfortable but nothing major, however anxiety started creeping up! Also while there my back/knee flaired up. I didn't think much about it other than to make a new appt with the doctor. I figured the trip down and all the walking pi$$ed it off.
Get home...I start having pains in my pelvic area. Still bladder?? As it turns out I still had the infection but I wasn't convinced it was b/c of that. I ended up having an MRI of my back and yup, my L4/L5 is jacked again. Yes, I know this can cause referred pain but my anxiety really started creeping. The pains in my pelvis/abdomin continued to get worse, sometimes in relation to my anxiety. My back pain continued.
Why anxiety? When I got home from vacation one of my coworkers was off work. She was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer while I was gone. My best coworkers brother was starting chemo and her father was battling it as well. At that point in time I had 9 people in my close circle of friends/coworkers that were battling cancer. I think my nature worrier self and being a single mom went nuts. I know better in my head and heart but my body is stubborn and won't listen!!
I finally told my mom about this on Saturday. She thought it may be a cyst as she had them when she was younger and I seem to follow a lot in her footsteps.
Fast forward to today. I had two ultrasounds. My female parts are fine. She said I do have some small fibroids but that they are too small to cause pain. I did tell her about my back and she said she was sure that was it. She mentioned that she sees many patients for pelvic pain and it turns out to be lower lumbar junk. I was supposed to start oral steriods last week but wanted to wait to see her. I also start physical therapy tomorrow for my back.
Oh, and I got some ACP (anti crazy pills) too! She mentioned they will take a few weeks to fully kick in which I am aware off. I still have all the pains which will hopefully subside with the steriods and ACP. I see her for my regular physical and a follow up in Feb.
Anyway, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I know it isn't anything serious going on with me but the past month has been very difficult for me. Sorry for the book