Well, it's been a week today since the Particularly Nasty Slip and Fall. (Click the link for the FULL story). I saw my GP again on Friday, and he suspected that my right kidney is severely bruised, (along with everything else), so I have been on complete bed rest, which means I was only allowed to get up to PandP. I had an ultrasound yesterday, and it has been confirmed, the kidney took a blow. It is thought at this time, I will not need an surgery to fix it (YAY). Bed rest and fluid restriction should help it heal....in 4 to 5 weeks.
I am not taking any pain meds, for two reasons; one, they are not good for the kidney, two, I hate narcotics.
Amazing how much we take for granted in our daily life. I can't wear pants, they sit right on the hip where the pain is, can't wear a bra, there are multiple bruises on my spine in that area, thank goodness for robes. Can't dress or undress myself. I can't even bathe. I managed to have a shower last night with Hubber's help. I thought I would pass out from the pain, but I feel a LOT cleaner, so it was worth it... sponge baths just don't do it for me. Gosh I can't even wipe my own butt without experiencing shocking pain. Now that's a worry.
I can barely stand, sitting hurts, walking is damn near impossible, and finding a comfortable position to sleep, is not easy. I can't cook, clean, or work on my hobbies. Can't wash or blow dry my hair. Can't pick up and snuggle my Merfy. And... I can't bear to look at myself in the mirror. My face is strained, and I am an alarming shade of grey, my hair has gone fluey, and is falling out from the shock to my system.
I am trying to keep "busy", so as not to go insane. I can use the laptop in bed, I am reading, and helping edit a soon to be published e-book, and I am sewing a new sock critter. Beep and Sweet Pea are coming over for a visit later today, I haven't seen them in almost a week.
This accident came at such a bad time! I was supposed to babysit Beep this week (Spring school break). Plus, it's Hubber's and my 30th anniversary this Saturday, he was gong to take me to a new Italian Trattoria to celebrate.
I really think the worst consequence of all this, is, that my family and friends now see me in a new way (and it's not good). I am seen as feeble, weak and frail. I have been told that I should not, and cannot do all the things, that "normal" people do, for fear that I have ANOTHER fall.
Even my sweet Beep said "Gramma, you should not be allowed to go in the yard by yourself ever again. This is not your first fall you know".
I understand that everyone is concerned about my safety... but I slipped on the ice...I believe I would have slipped on the ice, with or without MS. People without MS also slip and fall on the ice.
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