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Oct 21, 2016 3:37 PM

Hi guys,
Today has NOT been a good day. Ended up falling in my kitchen this morning and took a bit of a fumble!!!!!!Spent most of the day in the emergency room. Have a broken left tibia and a torn MCL on the same knee. On crutches, non weight bearing and in a knee immobilizer. Already had an ortho appointment scheduled for Monday which is good. Had 2 doses of IV Dilaudid which helped for a bit. Right now, just resting with it elevated and have ice at the ready. Will chat later when I feel up to it.

Oct 21, 2016 3:59 PM

I'm really sorry you got hurt like that, I hope things heal quickly

Oct 28, 2016 1:07 AM

Amanda - how are you doing hun? I hated that you had such a rough day
. yikes, guess my tizanidiec your t9? Umm - see, my words (or lach of words) m.Oahu

Shoot.. Guess I should go to bed... Am already inb,,vt t

Oct 28, 2016 2:49 AM

Sorry to hear of fall and injury. I tore my meniscus in December. Surgery not option. Did PT for month. No brace for me. Use walker and cane. Prayers. It is painful.

Oct 29, 2016 10:42 AM

Mimi, hurting off and on but it's tolerable at this point. Got changed down to a hinged knee brace that must stay locked at all times. Out of work until November 7th at this point, but might not be able to go back then even. Crutches are nuisance.

Oct 29, 2016 7:28 PM

I can't imagine trying to get around on crutches. I am so (not!) graceful I would probably trip over them and break my neck.. :)

Am glad your pain is at a tolerable level. (((gentle hugs)))

Oct 29, 2016 11:22 PM

Oh, so sorry you took a nasty fall! I am like Mimikay in that I would kill myself on crutches. I do balance exercises, but still fall & get easily tipped to one side or other. I hope your meds will keep the pain in check until you get more accustomed to the tedious crutches & knee brace. Take it slow & easy for a time💐

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