For about 3 years now I have been suffering back and hip pain,and on every occasion my doctor or the hospital staff told me to take pain killers.For the last year I have not been sleeping properly because of my painful and sometimes just uncomfortable back.In january I was so desperate in pain from just walking 500 yards and had to rest,that I pleaded with my doctor to investigate more.I was sent for a mri scan,which I couldnt fit into.I am 6 foot 3" and very broad in the shoulders :roll: ,so they sent me for a ct scan.At last I thought I was on the way to knowing what was up.4 weeks ago a physio at the hospital phoned me in a 2 minute call.
He sait yes you have osteoarthrithis in your lower spine and also in your hip,you have 2 bulging discs and the hip is just wear and tear.I thought oh???? whats he on about.Then he tells me there is a spinal rehab programme I can go on which will help.I thought great I will do anything to help make things a bit easier,and to just walk normal again,I do have a little extra weight i could do without too so any help is good.
That was my phone call..............I was to ring back 3 weeks ago to register to go on this course,which I have done every day for nearly 3 weeks and the guy who sorts it out is never around,the nurse takes my message every day and apologises but still I dont get a reply.
Where do I go from here,I really would like to know more about the "bulging discs" and how advanced my arthrithis is,cos the way I am now I am near the end of my thether,I am 40 years of age and was until 3 years ago fairly fit,I know i have to make some changes in my life but if I dont know how serious things are how do I deal with it.
What do I do???