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I'm so stupid

Jan 08, 2016 9:14 PM

One day after surgery and I've already fallen because of my crutches. I don't know why I'm struggling so much to use them. I just feel weak and shakey. Now my hip is throbbing and I'm terrified to get up to use the bathroom because I could fall again...

Jan 08, 2016 9:34 PM

You are not stupid! Crutches are not easy to get used to especially when you're in lots of pain! I even have trouble not tripping over my own cane all the time and I've used it for over a month already! You have to try and laugh at yourself for being silly sometimes 😁 I wish you the best of luck!

Jan 08, 2016 9:36 PM

Thanks. Luckily I have a boyfriend who watches like a hawk so it shouldn't happen too often. Unluckily I fell when he was asleep so now I'm sure he'll lecture me in the morning haha. Oh well at least I was able to catch myself

Jan 08, 2016 9:43 PM

Be careful! And don't forget that it's okay to ask for help. You don't need another injury on top of what you're already going through! It's great that you have your boyfriend to help you πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Jan 08, 2016 9:45 PM

Thanks. I usually do ask for help but he had just fallen asleep and he's been having a tough time adjusting to being the housekeeper on top of being my caretaker. Just proves that I need to take things slower.

Jan 09, 2016 3:36 AM

I agree with Meagan.. As far as your weaknesses its mostly from the surgery. Just take it easy on yourself ask for help getting up if need it

Jan 09, 2016 1:25 PM

Siecat12, falling doesn't make you stupid. I'm sorry you fell and hope you are ok. Crutches are not easy to use, and I've nearly fell using my cane and walker. Hugs & prayers you'll get the hang of it soon! πŸ˜·πŸŒΌπŸ™

Jan 09, 2016 9:09 PM

Sie, you're most definitely not stupid, falling has nothing to do with stupidity, it just happens. I felt the same way earlier today though. We have a bunch of chairs without seats because my dad is fixing them to sell, but anyway one had a towel laying over where the seat should have been. I forgot, and say down and hit my entire back and tailbone on it. Just ow. I felt so stupid. But really, the towel made it look like the normal chairs, and it was just a mistake. Luckily, I got DMSO within a few minutes and am only in mild pain.

Jan 09, 2016 9:59 PM

Ouch ferretbandit! That reminded me of many years ago when we were sitting down for dinner. When I sat down the whole seat collapsed under the chair. There I was wedged in the square with my feet straight up to the sky, and my whole family laughing their heads off! 😱 I didn't feel like laughing then or for 3 days. I really think that was the beginning of my coccyx pain. But now I wish I had a video of it, because it would probably have made it on to America's Funniest! Lol. I oppose & pray you don't have residual issues. πŸ˜·πŸŒΌπŸ™

Jan 10, 2016 10:06 AM

Siecat12... Falling definitely does not make you stupid. I had surgery and went back to work after a week. It was a gorgeous Spring day and I wanted to go next door for coffee at 7-11. Well, I went outside, took two steps and fell down the entire flight of cement steps that lead up to the building!! I just missed the top step and BAM!! Well, I lay on the ground crying and 3 big men walked right passed me and didn't even so much as ask if I was ok. The UPS driver jumped out of his truck and he helped me and I called my office and one of the ladies came down and helped me. Last time I fell, I didn't even trip on anything, I just tipped over, lost my balance and over I went. Just take your time, you'll get used to the crutches and try not to do anything too physical if you're alone or your bf is sleeping. Sending gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you feel better soon and that tomorrow is a better day.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

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