Wasn't sure which thread to post this under, but thought I'd put it here as it's kinda "all inclusive" with our pains. This is how my day started-I'm posting this for 2 reasons: 1) So that maybe someone can take comfort in knowing that their day MAYBE isn't quite so bad after all, & 2) so that perhaps one day I can look back on this and find the amusement in it somewhere...maybe...
So, I've been watching this (thunder)storm front come in across the Gulf since around 3am when I woke up (for the millionth time) &, naturally, the hardest rain/strongest wind gusts/most lightening just HAD to be when I took Cameron to the bus at 6am! So naturally when I got home I wanted to get inside without getting completely drenched, so I backed the car in (which puts the drivers side toward the building-opposite the wall of rain & literally next to the mostly covered sidewalk). Before I knew it, *thud*! "Jello leg" gives way & flat on my back/left hip I go (of COURSE, that's the hip that hurts the most-what a shocker *sarcasm*)!
So, needless to say, not only did I get I completely soaked, but now I hurt-REALLY hurt-as if my "normal pain" isnt enough. aRgh! (remind me someday that, somehow, there IS some humor to this-or at least perhaps for any of my neighbors that just might have happened to be awake & watching out their front window!) If nothing else, I suppose it's another lesson learned....I generally don't take my cane with me when I take Cam to the bus because my parking spot is the closest & thus far I've not fallen when walking to/from the car to/from the door. Yes I know I should be using it all the time specifically BECAUSE my balance is so poor & I do fall quite often-I just HATE the darn thing & the looks I get from people, mainly because I'm "too young" in most peoples minds to need one. (Murphy's Law...if Tanya falls, it's usually when I'm on stairs or concrete! Since I don't have stairs in the new condo like I did in my old apt in Michigan, I haven't done that in awhile, and actually, come to think of it, I haven't fallen as much since I moved to FL as I did when I still lived in MI-tho it's only been 6.5months since I moved here so I guess I just haven't had as much time to fall, lol) Well, I guess I'll be using my cane even just for the short walk to/from the car from now on (at least if I've learned anything from this I will!). I am VERY grateful; however, that I didn't hit my head & it doesn't appear I've broken anything-I do worry about my hips, especially the left one, after my recent DEXA scan shows I have Osteopenia, most prevalent in the left hip. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have one whopper of a bruise though, actually two-one on the hip area & one right across my low back, which OF COURSE lined up perfectly to whack part of my spine on the curb edge! *sigh & OWEEE!*
I've gotta go take some meds & lay on my heating pad. With any luck I'll be able to get a nap & I REALLY hope I don't have so much added pain from this that will require an appt today with the Spine/Pain Doc (or the ER!)! This is definitely one of the harder spills I've taken, aside from the time in my old apt when I made it almost all the way up my LONG stairs to my bedroom & fell all the way down to the bottom (12 steps from where I fell). Had I not had to wear sweatpants & sweatshirt this morning I'm certain I'd have some "road rash" too-tore the sleeve of my left arm of the shirt up a bit, but better that than skin for sure!
I sincerely hope that you all are having a better start to your Tuesday than I have thus far! :-\ And for all of you who've been locked in the 'frozen tundra' for so long-I hope March is more "lamb" than "lion" so that you can thaw out! This sure has been a brutal winter for pretty much the whole country, which as we all know so well, does NOT help our pain levels any! (that's why I moved to FL...figures the cold air would follow me! I'm tellin ya, my last name shoulda been "Murphy" because Murphy's Law definitely has applied in many, many occasions-this morning being just another example of that! ;-)
Take good care of yourselves today everyone! And thanks for letting me share my morning 'adventure' with you!