Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I've been in a flare
A "flare" is when my PSA symptoms are at their worse and/or additional ones make their debut. : (
Breaking point was last night, when I had an hour of nonstop back spasms, which left me in agony. I had been treating this with a rotation of ice and heat. Nothing helped last night, I could barely move, but eventually, after about 40 minutes, made it from the couch to bed, and off to sleep for 4 hours before this revisited again at 2 a.m. Was able to get back to sleep, sleeping in until 6:45 which is unheard of for me.
After a quick breakfast, I headed over to the walk in, orthopedic practice. I am now on Prednisone, as is what I took the last time this happened, and will follow up with the back specialist next week.
Thanks for reaching out, I'm "ok" just getting through this.