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i had an accident

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#41
thank you meg

the report came back -- no cracked or broken ribs

all the muscles and whatever else is close by are all badly bruised and will take time to heal
 

ShipMaven

Forever Remembered
#42
Yonnie - thank goodness for the "favor" that there were no broken or cracked ribs. Yes, the muscle pain will be uncomfortable but hopefully that will lessen in time and with the help of PT.
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#44
thank you mary ann and jan

pt is a long way off -- at least not for 2 months according to the schedule the orthopedic surgeon gave me

had a good day yesterday and a bad night last night -- ups and downs are to be expected
 

Whimsy

Well-Known Member
#45
Sorry you had a rough night. Hopefully it goes better tonight. Glad you don't have any broken ribs but bruising can hurt awful bad too.
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#47
Sorry you had a rough night. Hopefully it goes better tonight. Glad you don't have any broken ribs but bruising can hurt awful bad too.
last night i decided to sleep in my recliner where i could also use my moist heat from time to time on my back -- so got about 6 hours sleep and wasn't disturbing joe all night
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#48
Do you have pain medication that you can tolerate, Yonnie? Always take it with food or yoghurt.
i was given vicodin -- i was first given this medication in january when i was diagnosed with spinal stinosis and had no problems with it

but this time it is giving violent headaches from time to time and inspite of taking it with food it is still upsetting my stomach

i really had hoped that by now the pain where the fracture is would have let up

for years i used to take darvoset and never experienced any problems with it -- but now it has been taken off the market
 

Corky

Well-Known Member
#49
KK - I am sorry you are still suffering so with you accident. I hope today brings you some relief from your injuries, and the medication. :cheer:
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#51
i was taken off the medication on friday as the pills were making me sick

the pain on the right side of my body just doesn't want to ease up

monday i have an x-ray of the fraction -- if it looks as though it is not healing -- then it has to be operated on
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#53
i saw my orthopedist yesterday morning -- now that the swelling is down the new x-rays showed several more tiny fractures near the main fractures -- he did not see any healing of the bones in the last 10 days

so i go back in 2 weeks for more x-rays and a new cast
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#56
I'm sorry to read this, Yonnie. I hope there will be improvement in the next 2 weeks!

Thanks for the update.
wednesday i started to get a little numbness in a couple of the fingers -- called doctor -- can't see me until today -- and not at the local office -- about 15 miles away

don't think that i will keep appointment as a snow storm is due here in a couple of hours

i'll just keep wiggling my fingers -- color has greatly improved in the fingers the last 36 hours

i don't want to sound like a cry baby over every little thing
 

Karry

Well-Known Member
#58
Yonnie, your cast might be too tight. Maybe because your arm swelled after it was applied. Keep it elevated and if you can't get to dr, at least ask him what to do. If this is the case, he would just remove and reapply the cast but if you can't get in there because of the weather, you have to ask his advice. Keep us updated and FEEL BETTER.
 

ShipMaven

Forever Remembered
#59
Yonnie - ditto what Karry advised.

I think it's a good sign that your fingers have a good color, but I'd want to ask the doctor what's causing the tingling.

Mary Ann
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#60
i have kept the arm elevated since the night of the accident nearly 24/7 -- getting dressed is a big issue -- washing hair -- arm in plastic bag and down at side

did not make it to the doctor today -- roads were bad and joe is a terrible driver -- left a message -- never heard back from either office

thigs were good today