So to make a long story short I have been having pain in my lower back starting a month ago and the last 2wks it got really bad and started to get shooting pain in my right leg. Well I went to the doctor tomorrow and he said I herniated a disk and gave me Naproxen and Flexidrel and told me to come back in 2wks and if it wasn't better we would get a MRI and then look at physical therapy.
Well my doctor has known me for sometime and he knows that I am planning on starting a BSN program and he mentioned it might be 'hard' to do with my back problems
Please tell me he was just talking out his arsh and this isn't true! or if it is please just be honest with me
Jun 10, '09
I, too, have messed my back up at work. We were working a code and guess I turned the wrong way and there my back went. I have been off work since May 12th, hurt it on the 11th. I had an MRI done Monday and got the results yesterday and the best part is I can still walk. I have to go and see a spine specialist for spinal surgery eval and they also told me that nursing is no more. Oh, if I want to sit behind a desk and push papers all day I can but I am one of the nurses that like to get out and work directly with my patients. If they need to be turned or help to the bathroom, that's my idea of nursing. I have always worked as a floor nurse and now all of that is gone. I have several injuries to my back so maybe if all you have is a herniated disk maybe they can take care of it and you won't have to give up your dream like I am. Feel free to PM me and we can talk.
Last edit by UM Review RN on Jun 11, '09
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