Sadie C: Began physio last week at University hospital. After a more complete exam than I've ever had, they discovered that the left side of my pelvis is tipped/twisted forward, causing pinching and pain through my hips and back due to everything being attached. Apparently this type of thing doesn't show in scans so that's why its never been seen before.
Good news: its fixable! She told me in 3-4 months I'll likely feel better than I have in years. I will be having double-long physio sessions for the foreseeable future, one a week.
Bad news: between that, and the breaks I will likely be in physio for roughly 1 1/2 years.
Sadie C: So, because every person I haven't spoken to in awhile asks -- I broke my back. I broke it during the Warrior Dash, which is a 5k with obstacles. I broke it on the obstacle that is like a slip and slide (see attached image). The obstacle was supposed to go downhill about 100 ft and then over a bump, and down a small incline into a mud pit. (At least I think that's how it was supposed to work)
So probably due to the rain the night before the event, the part after the bump had sort of caved in, and it ended up being a bump and then a drop off, instead of a downward hill.
Some doing the race, thought the people were going down the hill to slowly, because the water pressure that got the slides wet was too low. So they turned it up.
These two things combined, resulted in me launching off the end of the 'slide' and somehow, spinning around backwards (I think I hit a bump). I landed in a facing backwards, in a sitting position, onto my ass. (Oh, I think I'm supposed to say like, tailbone) I'm told the drop was about 5-6'.
Anyway, taken away on a board, neck brace and stuff. 8 hours in emerg. CT scan. I have two compression fractures, and they found some herniated discs they think are old damage. One is pushing on a nerve root. (This explain a lot of my former back pain, so that's sort of nice to know)
No brace, no cast. The break is stable. I can walk (it hurts) and move (that hurts too).
Treatment -- pain management and rest. (they gave me maybe 12 pills with no refill. My dr is on holidays until Thursday and walk in clinics don't do narcotics -- any one have any suggestions?)
So anyway I hope that answered all the questions. LOL.
I'm trying not to whine about it, and explaining it to everyone individually feels like just that.
Thanks for all the love and well wishes!
Sadie C: Specialist Appt (quick overview) -- Reviewed the new MRI. Change in pain killers. Expect pain for 4-6 weeks. Maybe a nerve test down the road. Talk about physio at the follow up in 2 weeks. Normal activities as tolerated.