Pulled a muscle in my lower back at work Monday evening. I was responding to a code blue in psych (which turned out to be a mock
) and injured my back. I was grabbing the airway box off the top of the crash cart and didn't have a good grip on it and it proceeded to fall to the ground. My gut instinct kicked in and I caught the box before it hit the ground. Knew immediately that I pulled something in my lower back. Filled out the paperwork, seen by the ER physician (because corporate med was closed) and sent home. Went in next day to see corp med doc per facility policy. Told him my back was hurting, an 8 at its worse. The Rx I get?? Darvocet N 100 one every 8
hours for pain and high dose ibuprofen. I am not a drug seeker, have never been to corporate in seven years except for a needlestick and to get my Mantoux test read. I was thinking, gee I wonder what people who REALLY get injuried and come to corporate get for pain meds? Our corporate med services a lot of the factories and businesses in the area and occasionaly they get a broken bone etc. Wonder if they send the home with anything for pain. I am not looking to get out of work, I didn't even ask for a slip. I just wanted some pain medicine so at least I could sleep at night. Went back today and did get some Vicodin for after work. Tomorrow's 12 hour shift should be interesting with the high dose ibuprofen. Think I am going to borrow my husband's TENS unit for the day.
Wish me luck. I will need it.