Monday 5 September 2011

Painful times

Almost a month since I last posted, a month that has been a blur due to the pain relief I have been on and still am on due to the broken ribs and traumatised state of my spine...

Six weeks on and I can now drive, so have got my Princess back part time, have started going to back to uni part time, and regaining independence like being able to make my bed, do my laundry, cook,  go for walks, clean my teeth, wash my hair, brush my hair, get dressed and be less consumed and overwhelmed by how much it hurts.

Pain ravaged face - first time out on my own!
And yesterday I had the most wonderful sneezing fit without being knocked to the ground by the pain. It was just fabulous! Who would have thought it would be so fabulous to be able to sneeze!

Sleeping still hurts badly, I don't sleep well, there is no comfortable position, and I can't read in bed anymore as I can't lie on my back, the pain makes me want to throw up.  Same with sitting, have to have padding behind me, and can't wear a bra, tried on Friday, it was like an iron bar around my back!

5 more months and I should be completely healed....

I just read this back, sounds a bit self indulgent! Sorry... I normally like to be upbeat on my blog... oh well...

Princess's flower arrangement on the mantle
and it's not all doom and gloom, I have had some really funny moments, great moments, bizarrely hilarious moments and yummy romantic moments over this time......

Princess wearing her new outfit

which I might just tell you about in my next post! ;-)

so in the meantime I'll leave you here at the end of this doomy gloomy one

until next time!

take care



A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh I missed the post where you shared your fall....I so feel for you,I prolapsed 2 discs in my back and had bleeding in the spine with a 8 month old baby.I must say unless you have had back injury you really cannot truly 'appreciate" the sheer agony. My thoughts are with you,Take time and recover well xo

Jen said...

I didnt realize youd hurt your back too

I had my accident nearly 2 months ago putting the sciatica Ive had and managed for a year through the roof after I fell over when my ankle gave way turns out I have herniated disk

this weekend I started walking again outside in the sun
Billy is accompanying me just in case and I use my walking stick

Im still on pain meds too
getting better during the day
at the mo its nearly 8pm and my ankle is aching badly

my thoughts and prayers are with you

Beth Leintz said...

Rachael, Oh dear, sounds like you're having a rough go of it- but at least you're on the mend. Take good care- thinking of you.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh no! So sorry to read about your terrible pain...glad to hear it is getting better. I too, missed your last post so I will go back and read more.

Adding you to my prayer list too! Get well soon.

Monica said...

Oh dear Rachael... I had no idea!!!! Glad you're on the mend, big hugs and prayers are sent your way!
Monica xoxo

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