As you may or may not have read from my introductino post, I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 20+ years. I am 32 years old now, and I have yet another setback to deal with.
Previous to last Sunday, I had a fall 2 years ago. I had many injuries such as fractured ribs, etc, and a horrible Spinal Compression Fracture. Well, it was just about healed last week, in fact, I was set to walk without the cane in the very next therapy session. Well, since I was not meant to be happy, on Sunday, I fell. When I fell, my body went down and my chin caught on the island in the kitchen. This caused my entire body weight to rest on my chin on the way down and snap my neck backwards (upwards). Today (Friday) I am feeling like the first days of my old Spinal Compression Fracture again, I am fairly sure that I have re-fractured it. I have no numbness or headaches, thankfully, but I do have pain in my left underarm. My upper back hurts like the compression fracture hurts, and I am fairly sure I fractured my rib on the right side again.
I do not think the doctors are going to say anything different from the last two years if I even go. They will tell me I have a long road to hoe again, months.
From what I described, does anyone think I have done something more serious this time? I am not sure but I think it is just time needed to heal again.
Please let me know what you think, and ask any questions you would like to.