Sorry for this being so long ,I really appreciate those who take the time to read it and comment.Thanks.
Could this be just a pulled muscle or is it more severe like sciatica.
I finally got a job after being out of the work field for many ,many years.
Monday,the day before I was to start my first day on the job, I picked up a laundry basket load that was too heavy.Normally I won't pick up a heavy laundry basket because it always injures my back, and I let bf do it.But in my excitement of starting a new job I guess I thought I was wonderwoman or something.
Anyway, I did not notice any pain after doing it but the next morning I woke up to that old familiar "OWWWW" pain that I have gotten countless times from lifting heavy objects.Usually if I take it easy for the next few days I am fine ,but I could not do this as I had to start my new job and did not want to risk losing it.I was hoping I could just "workout" the pain.I have had my back go out on me in the past several years ago resulting in barely or not being able to walk but always recovered on my own.The past couple years whenever I hurt my back I always recovered with a few days so I thought I was stronger now.Anyway,so I went to work with my bad back which really didn't bother me much that first day.Mostly just when I had tried to get dressed that morning was when there was problems,after that I seemed to be ok.I also want to make a note that on my first day the boss was showing me around,she "sprinted" very very very very fast.
I could not even keep up that is how fast she walked.Also that my job requires nonstop walking and standing.Now on my 2nd day of work I got up that morning in a lot of pain,mostly in hip and thigh.I went to work anyway as I did not want to lose my job which took me forever to get,hoping yet again that I would be able to "work it out". I made it through the day but was in a LOT of pain.Day 3 ,going to work I was in agony. The pain was even more severe and now radiated down to my thigh.I had a very hard time working and would often tear from the shooting pains.I made it through the work day but was in agonizing pain,and limping the whole time.I was determined though that I was still going to "work it out".
I could almost not walk that night and cried as The pain was breaking my spirit and I was not making any friends at work because of it,that and because of the pain.
I finally decided that I could take no more and was considering calling off the next day.Day 4 come,and bf convinces me that calling off will for sure get me fired that I should at least show up.So off to work I go,limping and in severe agony.I made it for 2 hrs,but could not do much of anything as I was limping and teary eyed and was probably a complete eye sore for everyone and the customers so I felt it best to go ahead go home early and try to heal by Monday.
Well. its Saturday and I am no better at all. I still have severe pain when going from the sitting position to standing position and vice versa.The pain starts in my side hip and jolts down the back of my thigh and then when I start to walk radiates down to the back of my calf. Sometimes when I walk around the house ,like getting a glass of milk or something ,there will be moments of no pain,followed by moments of severe pain,that leave me back to limping.
So what do you all think this is? How long do you all think it will take before this gets better?I have been taking Ibuprophen for inflammation,although it does nothing for the pain.I have been keeping a moist heating pad ,alternating it on my butt, hip.thigh,and calf.I'm not in any pain as long as I am laying down.