Wednesday, December 19

Every time you start to feel better...

I'll start off this short note saying I had a great time in Portland last weekend. The puppy party, the trip to Powell Books (I could spend lots of money there but kept it to about 7 books this time) and of course visiting Megan and Josh - 2 of our favorite people. (not to mention that bundle of cutie pie that lives with them).

So I've been feeling slightly better - my thyroid is getting there and the foot swelling is down a bit (for those who missed, my feet swell from a size 9 to a 10.5 during the day, very painful). The leg cramps are also better (whether that's the thyroid, the BP or just my kidneys doing better is tough to say). I've been a medical mess all summer and generally don't feel like doing much. After this weekend I felt re-energized. Anyway...

So yesterday morning I was going out to get in the car for work...You know how you are always supposed to be careful on icey steps?

I lost my balance and came down HARD on our cement steps out front. Hard meaning I heard a distinct crunch pop and screamed and then lay in the snow on the front lawn crying and trying not to vomit.

As I had no more PTO (used it this weekend) I tried to go in to work. This is like half an hour after I fell and it was awful to even sit in the car. I made it as far as the manager's desk and was told to go. I was a mess to say the least...

Long story of painful day and 12 xrays (so far) later - I have a compression and fracture on (I think) T10. Up under my floating ribs. So I can't hardly move and am taking a couple things that pretty much keep my knocked out. I guess at this point it's a "be careful" and let it heal. No bending, twisting, lifting...(glad I didnt bring Rikkii home). Sitting is hard. There isn't an easy way to splint the area and I'll always know now when it's going to rain. I have complete sympathy now for our poor dogs.

12 comments:

Traci said...

Gosh.... I do hope you heal fast and can get back to your "re-energized" feeling again.... just BE CAREFUL for the next little while and take care of yourself.... sending you hugs and warmer weather from down south... me, and the furry ones (one of which wishes her grammaMandy a speedy recovery!) (oh and Chunky sends his healing licks too)

Ariel said...

SO SO SO sorry! I hope you feel better soon.

Léo said...

Poor You!!
That just plain sucks.
Hope you are able to heal quickly.

Guppy said...

Ughhh... I did the same one in falling off a horse on to the pavement. Stay off your feet, lay down (feet propped on pillows) as much as possible and just let it heal. Perhaps we all need to send you some more books to enjoy during recovery!

Guppy sends hyperspazkissses!

StubbyDog said...

I'm so sorry Mandy!! I hope you feel better soon, that sucks big time. :(

CardiLover said...

Oh, Mandy! Heal up fast, don't push it, and feel better soon!!!!

Kate said...

that hard core sucks. :(
hope you get better soon.
books are a good idea.
don't be in a hurry to go back to work.
i know, easier said than done!

Fox lady said...

I can't even imagine a back injury, I get cramps in my lower back and I'm a crying mess. I'm glad they put you on something for the pain, but remember pain killers mask the pain so don't start cleaning house!
I hope you heal soon, esp in time for Xmas. hugs and doggy kisses.

beautifulwolf said...

OH NO!!!! No breaking yourself allowed! OUCH!

Will you still be at RCC, or is that idea a flop now? I've not had time to take Galaxy to classes this month, and I'm even thinking about entering Traum in rally, which will be amusing on it's own ;0)

Carolyn's Mom said...

Good Grief child...I had nooo idea all this was going on. Mom told me about your fall yesterday...I can really empathize with that one!
Take care and do what the Dr. says. Grams

Cardimom said...

I'm soooo sorry! Take it easy on yourself and don't push yourself too hard to get back to work.

Traci said...

any word on your recovery?? How are you feeling these days???