I had my appointment with the specialist today, he has confirmed I either had a full or parcial dislocation of my hip after falling off Vel, the ambulance men popped it back in the socket without even knowing
errrr these smiley X 100000000 is what that felt like
My hip bone has a chip to it and my pubic bone on the other side has a crack right through it
(If anyone remembers after being xrayed in A&E following my fall I was told I only has muscle damage and to go home and get on with it
On one hand im glad Ive now had a proper diagnosis on the other im devastated as the treatment is total bed rest for at least 2 months, they even wanted me to take a comode (mobile toilet) home with me to keep at my bedside! (which I declined!)
So for the last 2 weeks of moving around I have quite possibly done further damage and will have to have check ups to make sure my hip bone doesnt die as the blood supply would have been cut off for around an hour during the time I was on the road following the fall, if this happens we are looking at a hip replacement.........but that is unlikely and not something im going to worry about at this time.
So Vel what to do with my big lad, currently mum is mucking him out, feeding etc along with the rest of my herd, plus working and looking after her kids. Its just too much for her and she most certainly wont be able to do this for 2 months! So im sending him to Orkney for 5 weeks schooling and full livery. He will be worked with an hour a day. I think this will do his education good as I have no school to use where I live and it will help my confidence when I am fit enough to get back in the saddle, I dont think its knocked my confidence but I wont know till it comes time to get back on him how I really feel.
I am going to miss him so much, im already missing him like crazy as ive only seen him once in the last 2 weeks but its the best thing for both of us and the instructor who will be working with him is a lovely lady and knows her stuff.
So thats where im at right now, I have an appointment with another specialist next week to speak further about my recovery.
Ive been worrying lately that I must be a total wimp as ive been in so much pain and the pro's have been telling me its just muscle damage but at least I know now I had every right to scream and moan as much as I have done!!!!
Smurf (on here) will hopefully be taking Vel to the boat for me on Friday its a 6 hour journey on the boat to Orkney, im going to miss him so so much but even if he was home I wouldnt see him anyway!
Last edited by vels mum; 25th February 2011 at 04:58 PM.
CA - youve no idea the lengths I had to go to to get this appointment today, I kept getting told by the doc in A&E the x-ray was fine and I need to stop worrying, take my pain killers and basically shut up and go away!
I even went into casualty end of last week to try explain to them that it had been 2 weeks since my accident I still couldnt walk and was in an imense amount of pain, the lovely nurse told me and I quote "Horses are dangerous, you are lucky you didnt break your neck your accident could have been a lot worse.....your GP will help with pain relief - Goodbye"
Went to see GP who was horrified and diagnosed I had in fact had a dislocation and refered me to the specialist who I saw today.
So im sorry to say my opinion of A&E atm is at an all time low!!!!!!
I mean does anyone else find it unacceptable that a patient is sent home with these sort of injuries and told to just get on with it?????
I actually had a chance to look at the x-ray today which they did in A&E and the crack in my pelvic bone couldnt be more obvious...ok I couldnt tell till the specialist pointed it out but its a clear snap right across the bone!
Rhea - there is nowhere in Shetland that brings on youngsters, in fact there is only 1 makeshift indoor school in Shetland so that kind of sums up our facilities!!!
Orkney on the other hand is very much horse orientated and the place Vel is going has a good reputation, its whee the kids went to camp and mum knows the instructor quite well.
Rhea go look at a map on the net and see where Orkney is its really not far from Shetland but unfortunately there is sea between us
I didn't know about any of this and I'm glad things weren't even worse! Sounds like you've got a good plan, make sure you take it easy and rest so you can get better! I hope you have a quick recovery. R.e. The misdiagnosis, I was also told I had "muscle damage" and turns out it was a slipped disc, so even though not the same thing I think doctors are far too quick to use that as an excuse!! Sending healing vibes x
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