41 Year Old Women Shouldn't Do the Splits

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Yesterday after I did my errands and made the fudge, I decided to go put my plants back where they belonged, since we no longer had a freeze threat. I decided to water them first while they were all together.

Mistake.

I moved the hibiscus, no problem. I moved one urn, no problem. Second urn?

Problem.

My shoe (my beloved Crocs) slid on the wet concrete and I fell, one leg in front and one behind. I heard/felt a pop as I was going down, and I couldn't catch myself.

Boom.

I lay there for a minute, catching my breath and praying that pop wasn't a joint. Whatever it was hurt like a SOB. Luckily, my son had just gotten up and was at the computer, so I hollered till he came out. He couldn't help me up - I didn't know how to let him help me, but he got me inside and brought over the rolling computer chair. I was nauseated and soaked and hot, so I sat there a minute before stretching out on my stomach on the cool floor. Fortunately, the dh woke then and got me dry clothes. I was able to hobble to the bathroom and change and hobble back to the couch. It was hard to find a comfortable position.

The dh brought me my choices of medication - Midol or Excedrin. I took the Midol and that eventually helped, but every move hurt. I stayed on the couch while the dh took the ds to band practice, then brought home lunch. Sitting on the hard wooden chair - NOT fun. I managed a nap with no pain, then we went to the ds's gig.

The car seat is the BEST chair in the house, BTW. Sitting an hour at a gig is NOT. I was crying by the time I got back to the car - I had trouble going from sitting to standing. We stopped at Walgreens for Advil and those BenGay heating pads and I spent the rest of the evening on the couch. I managed a shower okay, but had trouble finding a comfortable sleeping position.

I keep thinking someone was trying to slow me down, but they could have done it AFTER I made the Christmas cookies!

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8 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

OH NO... OUCH. I hope you're okay... popping sounds can't be good.

Gina Black said...

Ouch. I hurt just thinking about this. Maybe . . . um . . . you should go to the doctor?

Candy Calvert said...

Nurse weighing in here: sounds like you may have pulled/torn a ligament in the groin/pelvic girdle. At the very least, a walloping sprain. Not a bad idea to go to the doctor, kiddo.
Meanwhile, ice packs the first 2 days and an anti-iflammatory (advil or generic ibuprofin) round the clock at the maximum prescribed dose. And REST, and that doesn't mean running around doing errands, etc.--which, of course, is ridiculous timing for Christmas Eve Eve! On the plus side, it's an excuse to watch a bazillion movies and read countless books. :-)
Get better and give us an update.
Hugs,
Candy

Terra Morganell Frigeholda said...
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Terra (aka Joanna) said...

Mar----I hope you get better very soon. What a tough time to get hurt! I agree with Candy, and please keep us posted on how you are.

J

Natalie Damschroder said...

Oh, MARY. It sounds horrible! I agree, go to the doctor. At the VERY least they can prescribe heavier-duty ibuprofen.

Anonymous said...

HUGE HUGS Mary. And I agree. Go to the doctor and get good pain killers.

Mary Beth

MaryF said...

Thanks, guys. I haven't really had good luck with doctors, so as long as I'm mobile, I'll stay away. The Midol worked, and I actually drove to the mall today, though walking around wasn't fun. We just did returns and came home. I am able to bend over a bit better, too!

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