I just read where itsalongwalk had a fall today, so I know I'm not alone. But man oh man did I have a big one. I'm still trying to decide whether to call the doc today or just see how things go.
I took my daughter to the doc for a followup after having foot surgery. The nurse took all the bandages off of Angie's feet, exposing 2 nice rows of stitches on both feet. I decided to take a closer look after the nurse left the room and stood at the end of the exam table where she was proudly showing off her new bunnion-less feet. There was a doctor's stool directly behind me, and my wobbly legs were needing a rest...
Crash bang, the blasted stool went shooting behind me, and I went down, banging my thoracic spine right below my fusion level against a shelf, sent the big exam lights shooting against the wall, hit my head and then arm against the wall. Nurses came running to find out what I broke, and they weren't meaning on my body! Fortunately all the equipment in the room is okay. Whew, that would have been an expensive office visit if I had to pay for their "stuff". After that the nurse who normally sits behind the desk and makes the appointments came in the room and started taking stitches out of Angie's feet. I think she was afraid to leave us alone for fear I would break something else! :jawdrop:
So I gingerly sat in the regular chair (NOT on wheels), leaned my head against the wall, and practiced breathing, willing myself to not let her know that I was hurting.
Made it out to the car and leaned back for a minute. I gained my composure enough to stop at one store, but by the time got what I needed and hobbled out, I was done in. Isn't it surreal how the adrenaline keeps us going but once we let our guard down we are done in? My body has stiffened up, neck is very stiff, and I have big swollen spot to the side of my spine towards edge of my body. It seems like the nerve pain going down legs is tenfold.
And I was hoping to have a date with my hubby tonight. Um, I think that is out.
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!