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momckee
22-02-2017, 07:02 PM
Am operating at less than full power as I slipped getting in to the shower two days ago. Foot slipped right across the bathtub, I crashed into the shower doors, managed to stop myself falling in with the handhold outside the shower, I wrenched my shoulder, huge bruise on my left arm, right arm out of commission although not totally, feeling very sorry for myself.:pout:

So I guess whatever finish was on the tub to prevent slippage has disappeared - going to put down decals which should fix the problem. The contractor who usually does any repairs and renovations for us said the treatments on the market are not very good and to just put down the self adhering decals.

So it was an eye opener for me as to how quickly you can get injured in the safety of your home. :(

4AMNTN
22-02-2017, 07:37 PM
Oh! Mo! I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm wishing you a speedy recovery - as you know ice the first 24 hours and then moist heat after that. ibuprofen or Tylenol as tolerated and rest. The decals are a great idea we have hibiscus [emoji259] flowers in ours.


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momckee
22-02-2017, 07:59 PM
Thanks 4A, hopefully feel a bit better each day. Getting dressed is a bit of a challenge!

4AMNTN
22-02-2017, 08:28 PM
oh, I bet. Slowly!

Dan M.
22-02-2017, 11:21 PM
Hope you feel better soon, Maureen!

momckee
23-02-2017, 02:59 AM
Thanks Dan, no one hand handstands for a while though.:lol:

YB
23-02-2017, 06:36 PM
That sounds awful, Mo. Hope you are soon back to normal.

I remember Mrs YB slipped in the shower in a hotel whilst we were away for the weekend a few years ago. She was in agony for a few days but then it was 2-3 weeks before she was completely recovered.

4AMNTN
23-02-2017, 09:26 PM
Yep, it's a shock to the system. In addition to Tyl or IBU & rest, Mo do you have access to a muscle relaxer? Careful on the dose.

Deanie
23-02-2017, 11:17 PM
Sorry about your accident, Mo. Get well soon.

momckee
23-02-2017, 11:29 PM
Thanks YB, and Deanie, 4A, it has been a shock I think, not as painful now but feel a bit out of sorts, not feeling too ambitious, just Xtra strength Tylenol and the heating pad for comfort on my back. Got the bath decals today, not as fancy as yours 4A, just blue flower shaped ones. As long as they work they'll be o.k. with me. That extra birthday did it.:rolleyes:

4AMNTN
24-02-2017, 02:49 AM
Moist heat is really good Mo. but u will have to change it out more often.
Use a handtowel wet it squeeze out extra water place in a ziplock leave the bag open heat2 minutes (it's hot) place another hand towel around & apply OR uncooked Rice in a tube sock tie one end & heat in microwave 2 minutes (its hot!)then every minute after to re-warm.
Any tears to ur skin Mo? Use vitamin E oil no! Bandaids or tape! Unless it's the "no tear" skin sensitive kind
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momckee
24-02-2017, 05:40 AM
thanks 4A - just got the ice pack out of the freezer and used that - two 20 minute applications- the heating pad was for my back, chronic back problem, probably good old arthritis, or rheumatiz my aunt used to say. Need to check in to a garage for a tune up. :(

4AMNTN
24-02-2017, 01:24 PM
Ice is good for swelling. Hopefully ur past that. The moist heat will help circulation, ur aches & bruising. [emoji253]


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momckee
25-02-2017, 02:03 AM
Thanks 4A - good to have a nurse friend. ��

Meg
02-03-2017, 04:25 PM
Hope you're doing better now Mo.

momckee
03-03-2017, 02:45 AM
Still painful but hopefully mending, have managed sit down showers and shampoo, have a bathtub stool which works o.k. Think I must have really pulled the arm ligaments. Annoying but it could have been worse.:rolleyes:

4AMNTN
03-03-2017, 03:45 AM
Oh Mo that sounds rough. Can u go see someone? Maybe for PT & muscle relaxers & heat tx?
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momckee
03-03-2017, 04:02 AM
Thinking about it -4A

momckee
03-03-2017, 05:59 PM
Have an appointment for physio on Monday, the lady I go to is a registered physiotherapist also a Reiki Master, so I can get the practical and alternative medicine if I want it. :)

4AMNTN
03-03-2017, 06:12 PM
Yea! Mo I hope this jump starts a fast healing [emoji253]keep us posted


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momckee
07-03-2017, 04:26 AM
Physio hurts!!! I hope that the pain I feel right now abates overnight, I figured it probably would be a bit sore on the first treatment, sure hope the next one is better.:pout:

Meg
07-03-2017, 05:21 PM
Yeah the first couple times I went for various reasons it was tough...body doing things I wouldn't normally do.

YB
07-03-2017, 05:54 PM
All the best, Mo. Hope you are soon back to normal

momckee
07-03-2017, 07:07 PM
Thanks for words of encouragement YB and Meg.

4AMNTN
09-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Mo? How are you doing with your shoulder?[emoji253]


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momckee
09-03-2017, 11:05 PM
Still quite a bit of pain, had my second physio today, seems like I have aches and pains in different parts of me, no more physio till next week, I hope there will be a big improvement by then, ever hopeful!!

4AMNTN
10-03-2017, 01:46 AM
Me too Mo! [emoji253]


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momckee
10-03-2017, 11:13 PM
I seem to be in more pain the day after physio so will not be having more, let it get better with just home care.

4AMNTN
11-03-2017, 11:09 PM
Oh Mo I'm sorry to hear that. They don't recommend anything for the next day or next 48 hours after?? They have to know that that will be uncomfortable for you. No recommendations - have you asked? Sometimes they forget and if you don't ask they don't offer. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. [emoji253]


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momckee
12-03-2017, 06:48 PM
Going to let it heal with just home care, Tylenol helps plus heating pad. Tennis to watch to distract me.:thumbsup:

Fiona
13-03-2017, 04:11 AM
Ouch indeed Mo! I read on fb that you'd taken a spill. How's it going?
I reckon the fright you get doesn't help either. It messes with your confidence in just moving around.
Getting older also doesn't help. You're only a little bit younger than my parents, as you know, and watching them get around at times scares me. They have handrails to help them get off the toilets and one in their shower. Just as well they no longer live in a house with stairs. You look after yourself my friend.

momckee
14-03-2017, 02:37 AM
Thanks Fiona, I think it really messed up all of me for a while, feeling a mite better today, so hopefully on the mend, no more physio, really sore after the last session, maybe physio isn't for me. Watching the snow pile up from a late winter storm, looks nice but glad I don't have to be out in it.

Stairs are a problem for hubby, thank goodness we had really solid hand rails installed. Oh the 'golden' years! :rolleyes:

4AMNTN
20-03-2017, 09:02 PM
Mo is ur weather nice enough that IF you feel like getting out you can?
Felling any better?[emoji253]


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momckee
21-03-2017, 12:19 AM
Still have some pain but not as bad, son and grandson from Yellowknife in town with daughter in law, saw son and grandson today,brightened the whole day. Will see them again before they go home.
:)

4AMNTN
21-03-2017, 04:40 PM
Great. I remember talking of them when I first joined TBJ. Yellowknife was a town on a show we used to watch. COLD!
Time & rest -- neither is immediate.[emoji853]

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