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Well. That Was A Thing.

But I'll start by reassuring you that I'm fine.


Saturday night, I stood up from the couch to go to bed, and my left leg (the good one, since back when I broke my bloody leg, and then the other one too as a side effect of bisphosphanate medication (Fosomax) which I had been on for osteoporosis.)

I limped off to bed and felt sorry for myself, but yesterday morning it was just as bad. In fact, even limping was complicated. Once I realised I was thinking about getting friends to haul my wheelchair out of the shed and indoors for me just so I could move around in the kitchen, it occurred to me that I should probably get this checked out as it was clearly not a normal thing to have happen. The fact that I have a wheelchair in the shed does not mean I should not get sudden, acute pain checked out.

So we called an ambulance. First concern was a fracture, second concern was that the intrafemoral nail in that leg had done something weird. On the way, the ambo sitting with me said hopefully it would just be sciatica, although she qualified the "just" as referring only to whether surgery would be needed. But she also did chide me for not calling the night before, when it actually happened, as if it was a fracture, leaving it unattended would only make matters worse.


I'm happy to say it's better than that (no, not being sarcastic): I've pulled or torn a muscle. Explained as a strap muscle in the leg. In other words: ouch, but no permanent damage and/or long term implications.

Still, nasty enough that they gave me the really good painkillers, and kept me in until I could walk again.

But it does mean I'm now recently returned from about 24 hours in hospital. The lovely [personal profile] 17catherines kept me company yesterday, MyGC collected me today. I saw a physio today who was truly ace about the whole CFS thing and will see if she can't get a local Community Health Service physio who understands CFS who can take me as a home visit patient. (This was after a little chat about never having recovered properly on account of moving regions and having CFS and having recently attended a local private physio who really didn't get it).

She also felt it was a good idea to use crutches for a bit, as my bad leg is now my good leg, and is not very happy about it. I am to take things easy for a while.

It feels like a bit of a storm in a teacup now, and really not very exciting now that I've written it down. But while I was in that teacup, it was definitely stormy.

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Jan. 26th, 2015 08:55 am (UTC)
Oh hell Splodge, that's not a storm in a tea cup - not with the past leg problems. I'm so glad it wasn't something a lot worse.
Jan. 26th, 2015 09:19 am (UTC)
Thankyou. I am also glad. And whenever I feel a bit silly about all the fuss, I can remember how the ambo chided me for not calling as soon as it happened, given my history.

Jan. 26th, 2015 12:11 pm (UTC)
Glad that you got it checked out, and you're on the mend.
Jan. 26th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
That was scary and I'm so glad it was not as bad as you thought it might be. Still...TAKE it EASY!
Gosh I'm glad there's no break!
Jan. 26th, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
A storm in a teacup she says! I beg to differ. You had no way of knowing it was not a fracture given your past history and I imagine it was quite scary at the time, having to weigh up lack of options on a public holiday weekend and then go into hospital. There are funnier ways of spending Australia Day, you know...

I hope you do get a physio who can work with you - that's so important. And whatever you do, take it easy and rest a lot with your kitties.
Jan. 26th, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it was nothing worse than a pulled muscle. But really, on the Australia Day weekend? Terrible timing!
Jan. 27th, 2015 01:53 am (UTC)
Seconding all the people saying that you weren't silly. You couldn't actually walk around your own house, you couldn't sit up for long, you were in a lot of pain, and given your history, you had every reason to worry about what might be causing the pain.

No teacups involved.
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