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Old 07-09-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
 
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I'm with Mr B-wavy in the ER for the second time since last night. He has severe lower back pain that goes around to his front hip and just lays him flat when he moves the slightest bit. They've ruled out kidney stones or other kidney issues, and now they're doing an MRI to see if it's a disc problem. I hate to see him like this.

Please keep him in your thoughts. Thanks, curlies!
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Keeping both of you in my thoughts!!!
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Thoughts, prayers and good vibes for both of you.

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Poor Mr BWavy . Sending good vibes. Hope you have an answer soon.
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Sending get well wishes! Have they ruled out Diverticulitis? The symptoms are similar to the ones B had when he developed an infection.
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I hope it's nothing serious and he gets well soon!
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Thanks, everyone. They're admitting him. It isn't his spine, thank goodness. It seems to be his "psoas" (pronounced sew-ass, haha...yes, i can't help but find humor in that) muscle....but they're not 100% sure. xcptnl, they haven't mentioned anything like that, but I'll keep it in mind, thank you.
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glad to hear they're close to a diagnosis. Hope he's getting the treatment he needs!
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I hope he's well soon.
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Oh poor guy...hope he feels better soon!
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Hope he feels better soon!
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(((B-Wavy and Mr-B.Wavy}}} I'll be watching this thread and hoping to hear he's feeling a lot better very soon.
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Thanks, everyone. They're admitting him. It isn't his spine, thank goodness. It seems to be his "psoas" (pronounced sew-ass, haha...yes, i can't help but find humor in that) muscle....but they're not 100% sure. xcptnl, they haven't mentioned anything like that, but I'll keep it in mind, thank you.
Wow! I was going to suggest psoas... Also known as the hip flexor. Mine gets really tight if I'm sitting too long. Last year I drove from Jersey to Massachusetts and my hip flexor was so tight afterwards I thought I had appendicitis.
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Thanks, everyone. They're admitting him. It isn't his spine, thank goodness. It seems to be his "psoas" (pronounced sew-ass, haha...yes, i can't help but find humor in that) muscle....but they're not 100% sure. xcptnl, they haven't mentioned anything like that, but I'll keep it in mind, thank you.
Wow! I was going to suggest psoas... Also known as the hip flexor. Mine gets really tight if I'm sitting too long. Last year I drove from Jersey to Massachusetts and my hip flexor was so tight afterwards I thought I had appendicitis.
Interesting. We did drive to Rhode Island and back for Mr B-wavy's son's wedding a couple weeks ago, and that's a long drive from where we live in Virginia. Plus, he's an IT consultant so he spends long hours sitting and working on his laptop. Plus, he was being Mr Big-Stubborn-Macho-Person and working outside all weekend shoveling dirt and gravel in the 100 temps. So, I guess it's sounding more and more like the psoas muscle although they still haven't said for sure. At least his pain has lessened somewhat this morning, and they're still running tests.

Thanks, everyone -- this is nervewracking!
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Hope he's ok, it's always hard when you don't know exactly what you're dealing with. Sending good thoughts.
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Thanks, everyone. They're admitting him. It isn't his spine, thank goodness. It seems to be his "psoas" (pronounced sew-ass, haha...yes, i can't help but find humor in that) muscle....but they're not 100% sure. xcptnl, they haven't mentioned anything like that, but I'll keep it in mind, thank you.
Wow! I was going to suggest psoas... Also known as the hip flexor. Mine gets really tight if I'm sitting too long. Last year I drove from Jersey to Massachusetts and my hip flexor was so tight afterwards I thought I had appendicitis.
Interesting. We did drive to Rhode Island and back for Mr B-wavy's son's wedding a couple weeks ago, and that's a long drive from where we live in Virginia. Plus, he's an IT consultant so he spends long hours sitting and working on his laptop. Plus, he was being Mr Big-Stubborn-Macho-Person and working outside all weekend shoveling dirt and gravel in the 100 temps. So, I guess it's sounding more and more like the psoas muscle although they still haven't said for sure. At least his pain has lessened somewhat this morning, and they're still running tests.

Thanks, everyone -- this is nervewracking!
If it's the psoas (and I hope it is because it's an easy fix) massage is really helpful, and there's simple stretches, too. I HAVE to do them or the next day after a long drive my back and pelvis in the front REALLY hurt.

Interestingly, I tried to do yoga with a tight psoas once, sure it would help, and it actually made it worse.
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I hope they can confirm a diagnosis soon and that he has a quick good recovery!
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So, the good news is we got back home around 2 this afternoon.

The bad news is that I'm beyond irritated with the doctor on duty this morning and definitely not satisfied with the outcome. Every single person we came in contact with from the time we entered the ER until we left the hospital today was so wonderful and caring and committed to finding out the cause of the pain untilllllllllllllllll THIS moron.

This morning they were still running various tests, there was an orthopedic surgeon's assistant examining and evaluating Mr B-wavy in preparation for her boss' visit, they sent him for an ultrasound to get a closer look at a shadow they saw on his kidney, etc., etc. Then at noon Dr. Nonchalance (Dr. "Non" as he shall henceforth be known) strolled in and asked Mr B-wavy if he was ready to go home. Um, what? Did I miss something? Dr. Non informs us that the person who did the ultrasound was pretty sure the shadow on the kidney was just a cyst (usually no big deal) rather than a mass (possible big deal), so we'll just follow up on that in another 6 months to see if anything has changed. And since it seems like the psoas muscle is the most likely source of the pain, we'll just write you some prescriptions you can keep on hand in case it happens again.

Honestly, I couldn't believe his attitude. "Pretty sure"??? "Seems like"???? WTF????? So I questioned him (which he obviously did not like judging by the way his attitude got more and more condescending) and asked how we could be sure of that? And if that's true, what can be done to PREVENT it from happening again?, etc. etc. You know, since it's a tad bit excruciating enough to make a grown man cry. And told him that I'd been reading about the psoas muscle and that there were various exercises that might be helpful to Mr B-wavy and who could we follow up with regarding that? Dr. Non said those exercises really didn't do much of anything so there was no point in looking into that. He then ignored me and began to continue talking about discharge plans, and I interrupted him and asked whether the orthopedic surgeon was still coming. Nope. No use in "wasting" his time.

At which point I realized it was no use talking to the pompous azz, so I told Mr B-wavy we'd just follow up with his regular physician to see what kind of referrals and PREVENTATIVE measures he could help us with. Plus, Mr B-wavy desperately wanted to get out of there and go home to his own bed. Doctors like that have no excuse even being doctors as far as I'm concerned. And I could say a bunch more not-nice stuff regarding him and his ilk, but I won't. Anyway, thank you all so much for your good wishes and for reading this rant if you got this far - I truly appreciate it.
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