Several years ago, I slipped and fell while I was at work. At first I didn’t think anything of it and continued with my daily tasks. Throughout the day, I started experiencing pain in my lower back and hip area. I wasn’t sure if it was from the fall or not, so I didn’t bother mentioning it to anyone, except a friend that I worked with. I thought the pain would go away once I was off my feet and resting. I was so wrong. I was awakened in the middle of the night with severe pain in my back.
By the time morning came, the pain had progressed and I couldn’t get out of bed without assistance. I decided it was time to see a doctor. I called my work and notified them of the situation. I was very pleased that my boss was very understanding and even stated to take all the time I needed and to let them know if I needed anything.
After a consultation and an x-ray, my doctor diagnosed me with having a ruptured disc in my back. He prescribed me some pain relievers and recommended bed rest. I immediately contacted my employer to let them know what the doctor had found out. I explained that I would be out of work until it healed.