Hello lovely ladies!
I need some help to calm down. Has anyone had back/buttock/hip/leg pain that they got all worried was recurrence and then it turned out to be run-of-the-mill back trouble?
After an amazing September and October, I started feeling a bit rubbish in November - hugely tired and no appetite. Then my foot got pins and needles, my ankle went weak and my leg stopped feeling like it was part of my body. I then started getting shooting pains in my buttock and down my leg. At times it makes me cry out if I move the wrong way and I can never get comfy.
The GP sent me for blood tests (all clear) and I went to see the physio I’d been seeing for the nerve damage in my other leg, hoping she could give me some exercises to help. She examined me and said she wanted me to go back to neurology as my symptoms had changed. The neuro saw me quickly, said it was probably sciatica (a disc extrusion showed up on mri from March) and said he’d book me in for another MRI and refer me to a surgeon.
The MRI appt came quickly because I’d been put down as urgent. I knew it was just to make sure nothing sinister was going on and I felt pretty calm. Then the scanner broke down and they cancelled the mri. They’re trying to fix it right now and I don’t know when I’ll get my scan. The calmness has now left me and I’m now convincing myself it’s a recurrence.
I know lots of you will have had recurrence scares and I need to hear some reassuring stories. Can anyone help me feel better?