As I laid in a heap on the wet cement my back was riddled with pain. I tried to get up...not a good idea, searing pain shot through my lower back and right hip. Luckily I am a smart woman, I had a phone in my pocket. I called Hubbers at work and explained the situation. He was home in five minutes, as he works very close to home.
He lifted me and got me inside. I thought I was going to pass out, I could not stand or walk, as any attempt to do either, sent shock waves of pain down my spine and through my right hip. Hubbers called the ambulance, and 10 minutes later I was whisked to the hospital.
To make a long story short, I did a number on myself...but nothing is broken! .
I have torn ligaments in my hip and lower back, a chipped bone in something called the "lilac crest" in my pelvis, (all of course on my right side, which is my bad MS side), and deep bruising in 4 vertebrae of the lumbar region of my spine. .
There is a huge scrape and excessive bruising down my spine, mid back, my right hip is swollen, I have bruised and swollen elbows, and numerous bruises on various locations of my body. My doctor said I look like I have been in a car accident. I said, ya well, I think it was a truck that hit me actually!
There is really no treatment except bed rest, anti inflammatory drugs, and narcotics for pain. I loathe narcotics because they make me feel "stoned", but I think today, feeling "stoned" may be a good alternative to screaming in pain. I am expected to heal in 3 to 4 weeks, and after that time, I will be going to physio therapy.
Needless to say, I am really sore, in a lot of pain, and already going crazy from having to stay in bed, so I won't be blogging here too much for a couple of weeks. I do have some pre-scheduled posts on my Photo Blog...and when the pain lessens, I'll be back.
*ps, a few family members have put the blame on Hubbers for not de-icing the back steps, when in fact he did. He de-ices them every morning before leaving for work at 7am. I took Merfy out at 10am, the stairs were ice free. The water from the eaves had dripped onto the far side of the steps and refroze by 2pm. When I went outside, it looked like water on the stairs, but was in fact sheer ice on the top stair.