A week ago, on Sept 9th, I woke up about 4:00am, needing to use the bathroom. I have a 3 1/2lb chihuahua, so to keep her corraled while I'm at work, I have a pet gate. Well, when I got up, sleepy and dopy (2 out of the 7 dwarfs
) I forgot the gate was there. I fell very hard on my tile floor, on my right hip. :''( By the time I got off work the next night, I couldn't raise my right leg enough to step up on the curb. After looking here, mayo clinic website, and talking to health decision coach, I spent the next 4 hrs at the ER getting X-rays of my pelvis & hip. The ER dr said it wasn't broken, and told me if it still hurt in 3-4 days to see my PCP. Fast forward to tonight, it still hurts. I can't lay on that side, hurts climbing stairs, etc. When the X-ray tech did the X-rays, he put me in one position called froggy. Laying on back, knees up, and legs relaxed out to the side. Severe pain! If I do that while laying in bed, it still causes the same pain. And walking hurts me more than usual too.
Could a fall like this have caused my bulging L4-5 to herniate worse? Could I have torn ligaments or tendons? (Not good on anatomy, I'm assuming there are tendons in hip, LOL)
I don't trust this hospital, but only one in area. They told my husband his MRI's looked good, 3 weeks before he was dx'ed with cancer of the lung, lymph nodes, 2 brain tumors, and spinal tumors.
I can't afford to go to my PCP, I have so many medical bills already, and haven't gotten the hospital bill yet. Just hoping for some ideas about what I might have done to myself. Any ideas guys & gals?