I went to the doctor this afternoon, after waiting for him an hour past my appointment time (made me a tad grumpy) I explained to him about my back pain. He gave the muscles to either side of the spine a quick prod then sketched a rough diagram to explain what’s going on.
Not his diagram obviously but just for those of you who are interested. The problem is apparently due to the joints in my pelvis and the ligaments/tendons that hold it all together. It’s pretty common in pregnancy that these joints loosen and cause pain but it can happen at any time which I didn’t realise. The reason that housework is bad for me? Well one of his examples of how it could have become a problem is the movement of the abdomen while doing things like hoovering, mopping floors etc where your twist the trunk.
I managed to get out of him (with a bit of careful guidance as he obviously hadn’t read my notes) that my gait being appalling due to the MS could have been the reason for this…but I have a horrible feeling it’s something a lot more annoying and long lasting.
Am I a hypochondriac? maybe. I have a feeling that I’m showing too many signs for fibromyalgia, it’s sometimes misdiagnosed as MS sometimes but it can also be diagnosed in tandem with it. My cousins fiancee has this condition so I know how nasty it is and I think I will have to give them a ring to find out just how…well how I can find out whether I’m right (it’s been something I’ve had an instinct about for a while now).
Ah well at least I have an answer. It will be about 6 weeks apparently before it feels better, keep taking the pain killers, try not to aggravate it too much, the usual spiel.
My connective tissues seem to be going to pot, first my legs due to the MS (I think), then my feet, my shoulders, now my pelvis…this is not boding well but if it is to do with my gait…well there’s not much I can do about it at the moment, everything hurts too much to walk normally.
My broken body and I are going to try and get some sleep, I have to be up in the morning to go to a hospital appointment with the catheter nurse so I will leave you with this video. It’s been going around my head since he mentioned the fact that vacuuming could be something that has exacerbated things…enjoy!