I don’t know if it’s really broken but I can’t believe falling on it could make it hurt so much. I guess technically it’s called the coccyx or tailbone.
I got this info off a website:
To help prevent a coccyx fracture:
- Wear protective gear.
- Eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
- Do weight-bearing exercises to build strong bones.
- Build strong muscles to prevent falls.
Well, too late for all of that. And what protective gear should I have had on when I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I didn’t bring my new ergonomically correct black cane that I got for Christmas with me. The bathroom is only a few feet down the hall. Granted it was dark in the bathroom and as I reached for the light there was a towel hanging off a chair and my left foot slid on it and I fell on my coccyx. I fell hard and I’m not as fat as I was so I don’t have all the padding that I used too. My kids sleep downstairs, it must have sounded like thunder, the house must have shook because I may have lost some weight but I’m still a large woman. They didn’t even wake up. Fortunately I was able to get up myself with out waking them.
I still want to know what protective gear I should have had on. Are there ass protectors that I don’t know about? Padded pajamas?
I guess I need a doughnut and for the first time I don’t mean the kind you can eat. My wasband thinks I should go to the emergency room but he’s sort of a hypochondriac and I hate the emergency room. Talk about germs. I also read there’s not much you can do about it even if it is broken and the website I was on said the Doctor will do a rectal exam. I don’t think so. The toilet is the only comfortable seat in the house, of course only with the seat up. But I can’t sit there all day, there’s no TV in the bathroom. The computer chair isn’t too bad because I’m sitting at the edge of it so my tailbone doesn’t touch down. But that gives me a backache. I took Advil. Didn’t help. I don’t think there’s a quick fix for a broken ass.
I can’t even put photos in this blog. I don’t think anyone really wants to see it.
When I called my sister to tell her about it we started laughing so hard it made it hurt more. Through all the laughter, she’s telling her husband and I can hear him howling in the backround. When I told my daughter she tried hard to look concerned and serious because I was in pain but you could see the twinkle of laughter in her eyes. Why is someone falling on their ass so funny.? I couldn’t stop laughing when I was telling my sister.
Well I don’t have a doughnut and my kids went out so I’m going to try to make one so I can sit in my comfortable chair in my room and watch TV.
It’s my daughter’s birthday tomorrow so I have to talk the wasband into doing all my errands. That ought to go over like a lead balloon. But he’ll do it, he always does.