What a whirlwind of a week I have had. It all started with pain in my legs, an achy feeling but random sharp pains occurring from my bones, like knees, ankles & under my feet. Anyway I persisted with the pain taking ibuprofen as I had been on a trip with friends the weekend before which involved a look of waking. I just assumed I had over exerted myself. Anyway every so often when sitting down I experienced a vibration sensation in my bum, the first time it happened I thought I was sitting on a phone! This sensation then became more frequent & the pain in my legs became unbearable. I then saw my doc, she tested my reflexes & my anus musles & refereed me to A&e to see the orthopaedics. I spent the next few days in and out of A&e, they suspected caurda equine syndrome. I was transferred to another hospital for an MRI, but this showed showed my already slipped disc pushing on the nerves, I was then sent home.
Things got got serious when I couldn’t use my bladder, I couldn’t find the muscles to pee, I was then emitted to hospital & had two MRI scans, one of my full back & the other of my brain. I have inflammation on the lower part of my spine, a considerable amount in my neck & a little in my brain which controls balance & eyesight.
I have spent the last five days in hospital and received steroids via the vain for three days. Both my bladder and bowels have recovered and I am now resting at home until I have my treatment appointment. I still have the pain in my legs but at least I can use my bladder & bowels.
what happens next? What treatment are they likely me to put me on, how long will I be off work for? Any idea what type I have? I am so scarred, you advice is so appreciated.