Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ow

I guess I should start with a Happy Easter before getting into my pity party.

Happy Easter.

Okay, now onto me. I was feeling so much better by the end of last week—Thursday I even went for a nice long walk with Sidamo for the first time in ages. Then Friday I had a coughing attack (still some remnants from that cold), and I heard something in my ribs crack. I couldn't move at all without excruciating pain, and I had Sidamo and Max that morning. Luckily Greg was able to come home at around 3 so I could get to the chiropractor.

She did some adjusting and said I likely either dislocated or cracked a rib, but the adjustment didn't help at all. Then yesterday I had a private Pilates lesson scheduled with someone who is also a physical therapist specializing in back issues. She massaged the muscles between my ribs and said those muscles were spasming and causing all the pain. I felt better much of the day, but then something happened in the evening and made the pain even worse than it had been on Friday. Every inhale, cough, movement, etc., caused a sharp, stabbing pain in two parts of my back ribs. It kept me up literally all night—I finally fell asleep at 6:30 after spending hours in the bath tub, but then I was up at 8:30 when Sidamo wouldn't be shushed any longer.

Today has been pretty rough too. I feel better right now than I have all day, but there's still a lot of pain and I have to be very careful about how I move, breathe, etc. I'm not sure how I'm going to manage this week with Greg back at work, since I can't lift Sidamo at all. Please send some healing thoughts to my ribcage!

5 comments:

Heather & Adam said...

Oh, D.
This sounds terrible. I hope that it gets better, like now. What is causing that? My ribs are killing me...well, I thought they were until I read this. I am way more whiny that you, though. Sid will be a good boy and allow you a low key week, I'm sure. Be careful and don't hurt yourself! Feel better soon.

Jonathan said...

My wishes for a quick recovery. I'm terribly sorry.

Mark and Sarah said...

I hope you can get some rest...you sound like you're in some serious pain. So sorry! No fun.

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

If you need any help - I'm very serious - email me maialarkin@gmail.com
I'm here and I don't even have much work this week, and would be happy to help out if there's anything I can do!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! I had a terrible cold once upon a time, and I ended up ripping cartilage in my rib cage from so much violent coughing. The pain was really really terrible and I thought I had cracked a rib. . . although it healed quickly

Get well soon!