I had a pretty good run until a few years ago. I had never broken a bone before, but one day I was walking down the stairs to our basement and my foot slipped on the carpeted step and down I went. It was only me & my son in the house at the time. He came running and helped me get up and walked me over to the couch. I knew immediately that something was wrong so I had him call my parents to come take me to urgent care. The pain was excruciating and it hurt to take a breath.
I returned home with a broken rib and some pain meds. There was nothing else that they could do. In the past they would wrap your chest to help with the pain, but apparently that makes it difficult to take a deep breath which can cause pneumonia so they don’t do that anymore. I was instructed to hold a pillow when I had to cough.
Since it hurt so bad to lay flat I slept in the basement sitting up in the corner of the couch. I would try sleeping in my bed every couple of days, but I ended up sleeping in the basement for a few weeks.
Then, in December 2021 just a few days after Christmas, I had a car wreck. The accident was my fault and just a few yards from my house. I blame it on pure exhaustion. This was when I was spending most of my time at my parents’ house because my dad was so ill with lung cancer. I was coming home after a long day to get some rest and I hit another car when turning into my neighborhood. I didn’t even see it. The car was totaled and I was taken to the hospital by ambulance. I was told that the other driver was okay, his leg just hurt a little. Later that night I returned home with another broken rib and spent the next few weeks in the basement again. Sheesh, hopefully I will stay unbroken from now on. Have you ever broken a bone? Feel free to tell me about it in the comments below .
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