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Could I still be a little in shock?

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Iamabuyingbootsaddict Wed 15-Jun-16 20:39:57

I fell down the stairs last Friday. Foot slipped off the top step, flew over the next three and crash landed on my side between my rib cage and my hip on the edge of the stair and then carried on bumping down the stairs. It really winded me and despite getting straight up (out of embarrassment mainly) & carrying on as normal for thr weekend, I still feel really unwell. There is no bruising anywhere. I've had ice packs on the sore bits. I felt really teary afterwards and all during the weekend plus my side and my back was really sore making sleep difficult as turning over in bed was agony. I haven't taken any time off work and although it feels slightly easier pain wise I just don't feel well at all. I have a doctors appointment on Monday and someone said I should beware that I have pain but no bruising. I wonder if maybe I feel bad from the shock of it. I should mention also that I'm 53 (although in my head I'm 28) and I think my menopause has started as no periods for 3 months and feel very achey and tired a lot of the time. Just wanting to feel ok but just don't in quite a few ways. I'm quite a worrier too. Any words of wisdom to put my mind at rest?

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 15-Jun-16 20:48:23

I'd expect that to put me out of sorts, I'm your age but it is irrelevant. The fact you're nit sleeping well will compound it. See the sic, but also just be kind to yourself. You've had a shock, you've been injured and you're bloody tired! wine

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 15-Jun-16 20:49:28

And yes, the menopause will make you feel shitty without the fall. Here, have this, too cake

Iamabuyingbootsaddict Wed 15-Jun-16 20:52:04

Ahh thanks for those kind words. I hate feeling like such a lightweight and being mopey, snappy, teary and generally diva'ish. Everything feels like such an effort. Need to give myself a break I guess.

Iamabuyingbootsaddict Wed 15-Jun-16 20:59:55

Thanks Tiggery for the treats ...much needed!!

DramaAlpaca Wed 15-Jun-16 21:05:32

I think you could still be in shock, and it's not surprising after what happened.

I'm about your age and I fell in the street spraining my ankle quite badly a few months ago. I was quite tearful for a few days afterwards.

Looking back, I think the fall made me feel quite vulnerable, and I'm not used to feeling that way. I'm fine now, but I really was quite shaken at the time.

Take care of yourself flowers

amarmai Wed 15-Jun-16 21:07:36

Yes,op,when I have had an unexpected fall. It shakes me up for a few days.

lougle Wed 15-Jun-16 21:14:36

Can you describe how you feel in a bit more detail? It is possible to have damage internally without external bruising and pain that is bad enough to disturb sleep is significant.

Doublejeopardy Wed 15-Jun-16 21:59:53

When I broke a rib tripping over thin air I didn't feel enough pain to go to the hospital until almost a week later when I was in agony.

Apparently a broken / bruised rib gets worse before it gets better I should just get it checked but it sounds like it might be that

Ps don't take anyone trampolining I think I I did it again

Iamabuyingbootsaddict Wed 15-Jun-16 22:00:54

It feels quite sore in between my hip and the bottom of my rib cage. It feels like I've had a bash and for someone who normally bruises really easy it's a surprise that there isn't a mark on me. Also today my left side more towards my stomach area has hurt but it's felt like I've been doing lots of sit-ups rather than a sharp pain. My DP suggested that it might be because I'm holding myself to accommodate being sore so the muscles have tensed up. I do have Costochondritis anyway and find that some exercising can cause a flare up if I over do things so falling on that area is likely to cause a similar thing. I've not had any trouble peeing or anything like that. Feel very headachy though.

lougle Wed 15-Jun-16 22:16:39

I think you should get checked over.

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