I bounced into our local walk in clinic last night to have the doctor check out my ribs. I took a fall on Sunday, and I think I may have cracked a couple of them. I just wanted to be sure that all was well. I waited only five minutes, which beats my primary care doctor all to pieces. I was weighed, ugh! Then went into a little room with the nurse.
I explained how I fell twice over the weekend, and of course I mentioned I was stone sober. I have never been a drinker, or a person who does drugs. Nope, I'm just clumsy. Anyways the nurse took my information, and left the room.
The doctor came in to check me out. She felt of my ribs, and listened to me breathe. She told me she thought I had hyperextended the muscles between my ribs, which is a very painful thing to do. She said even if they were broke, as long as there was no puncture to my lungs, they would let them heal on their own. She advised alleve, a heating pad, and bio freeze for the pain. She did not offer an xray, which is what I wanted. I left 15 minutes after I walked in.
I feel as if the doctors in our area look at everyone with pain as a person seeking pain medicine. There are a lot of people addicted to pain meds for sure, and I suppose they have to be careful. I did not want pain meds, but I did want an xray. I suppose I should have spoke up. I hate feeling as if people are suspicious of me. I understand that they deal with it on the daily. Bleh!
Last night while I was sleeping I pulled something, and heard a pop. I turned over, and I suppose not as slow as I should have. I do have a feeling this will take a long while to heal. I don't have time for all of that. Ugh!
I am thankful this week that I only have a few children as it is Fall break. I have 3 school teachers, and thankfully they are keeping their children at home for part of the week. I have another child who is on vacation as well. That will give me time to just relax until I heal up a bit.
Saturday we are helping Sunshine and M move into their new home. I haven't been to the house yet, but I know they are going to love it. I hope I can be helpful with these ribs hurt like they are. We shall see.
I'm going to hop off of here and get this party started. I hope your day is a blessed one.
peace :D shemelts