Fractured pelvis

Fractured pelvis

I managed to slip a few weeks ago. Thinking I was badly bruised, I continued walking with a walker, painful at times. My Mother is dying so intended to visit. First I went to doctors to get checked, was sent for x-ray, then a wheelchair arrived? Told fractured pelvis in two places, no weight to be put on it. Can't wait to walk again. Oh Mum is still here, thank God! Has anyone else had this and was walking hard or OK. Mind you my walking was hanging onto my husband's arm anyway. ๐Ÿ˜„

No falling over, keep safe

Berejena x

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  • Oh dear how awful. Get well soon and hope your Mum is ok,

    Get well soon

  • Thanks Lola007

  • Never had a fractured pelvis but did slip recently, banged my head, (don't know why this italicized and can't stop it) and it left me ( hope it will go away) vertigo. ห†In the meantime, may u have the strength to deal with future events... Be well หœN

  • Thanks neta, hope you're ok too

    Berejena

  • Thanks. N

  • OMG. I fall everyday but do not always hurt myself. You must be a very strong person! Hope you soon heal/recover. Best wishes to you.

  • Ouch! I hope that you feel better soon! I know somebody who broke their pelvis, and they were unable to step-up just a few inches for 12 weeks (I'm pretty sure that your doc will have explained this).

    What is REALLY important is that you see a physiotherapist pretty soon, if not already planned. It was explained to me, that because of injury, your body subconsciously carries the load using other bones/muscles. And this, combined with the existing problems your body has to deal with due to ataxia, can be a problem (especially where balance is involved). A physiotherapist can help now, so that you don't end up permanently carrying your weight differently, which might adversely affect your balance - after your pelvis is long-since healed.

    Get better soon. Iain :)

  • I see doctor Wednesday so will mention this. Thing is we are in Spain at the moment but think physio is Fisoterapia, will look it up.

    Berejena ๐Ÿ˜

  • Unfortunately we all fall far too much.

    Get well very soon and let it heal well then try to get active as safely and as soon as you can. The stronger I am, the fitter I am. I use a 4 wheel walker to get about safely but I try not to use it support me. Stationary bike for wet days and I try to walk as much as I can.

    I can barely walk but I have an hour a week ballroom dancing with my husband. Dances slightly altered and once I have learnt them (always been slow) I am better at fast dances.

  • Thanks Litty, I also have a 4 wheel walker , also a stationery bike. Good for you learning ballroom dancing.

    Keep on dancing! (Sounds like Strictly) ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽต

    Berejena ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Dear Berejena, I fell backwards hard in my kitchen landing on the wood floor a couple years ago, hairline fracturing my pelvis. Very painful and I didn't go to my doctor and have a X-ray until a few days after the fall, as I suspected something was wrong. Sounds like yours is a more serious break (fractured in two places) then mine was (hairline fracture ) as I wasn't in a wheelchair like you are (by the way, very nice picture of you!). I was just on over-the-counter pain meds while it healed (it took about 6 weeks). I use a cane and yes, walking kept reminding me of my fall, as I was sore for quite some time. Falling with ataxia is NOT my idea of a good time...,ha! Be safe, heal quickly and my best to you..., ;o)

  • Hi february, I was using a 4 wheel walker for first two weeks. Blimey 6 weeks, more boring, frustrating days then. Ishould'nt moan,a lot of people are in wheelchairs permanently, how do they cope? I thought I was being careful, I'm slow anyway. My youngest daughter gets married in June in Italy, hopeI can walk somewhat then!!!! Do you still get achey & tired a lot?

    You keep well too & no falling, yes not agood idea especially with Ataxia or any balance problems.

    Take care

    Berejena

  • I am so sorry to hear about your mum. This fall came at a bad time, for you. I wish you a speedy recovery! One year, I fell about 10 times, once when I was walking in the street, and I sustained blunt force trauma and a concussion. So I've had a few scrapes and bruises. With CA, because my balance has become so bad, the doctor has asked me to use a three pronged cane, and a walker, when needed. Nowadays, I'm very careful and don't take chances, so this year I have had less falls. Wishing you the best!

  • Hi ddmagee1, my you have been through it. I thought of a three pronged cane. My balance is bad as well, so it'll be even worse I suppose, when I attempt walking, and I can't use a normal walking stick (Id'e probably hit someone by accident ๐Ÿ˜„). You be careful too, thought I was being careful having no major falls until this chuffin thing, I've had lots of little falls over the years. Anyway thanks for concern.

    Take care

    Berejena

  • I do think the three pronged cane, with a flexible bottom that adjusts to the terrain of where you are walking, is great. It helps me with stability, especially when I'm walking on uneven ground.

  • ddamagee 1, just to say my Mum has had a miracle, eating, walking without aid, knitting, reading etc etc, my pelvis is fine now,just can't walk too far but hey little by little. Just very nervous as I'm frightened of falling again. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

    Keep well

    Berejena

  • I have just read your blog and am disappointed to learn about your broken pelvis and hope you recover soon. I was reaching up to a kitchen cupboard about 8 weeks ago and broke my wrist after losing my balance. We are never safe with our illnesses .I wish you well.

    Mina X

  • Hi Mina X hope you have good recovery too. No we have to be very careful with our illnesses. My pelvis has healed fine, can't walk too far but may improve eventually. You take care

    Berejena x

  • I am recovering fine but am getting more frustrated with my loss of balance which seems to be getting worse. Went into town yesterday with my husband shopping for holiday clothes and was very tired and unsteady. Can't get into town on my own now as I am not driving anymore and am too unsteady and fairly miss it. Still, have my holiday to look forward to. We're going for 3 days to Middlesborough and 4 days to the Cotswolds. Thanks for replying and I hope you continue to improve. Mina

  • Hi Mina, y balance is also worse & very unsteady, like you I hang onto my husband, can't walk on my own any more. Like you say a holiday to look forward to, sounds nice, enjoy. My youngest daughter is getting married soon in Italy, looking forward but not to all the steps, it's on the Almalfi Coast, built on a bloomin mountain side!, oh well slowly slowly for me ๐Ÿ˜ We will both enjoy it won't we?

    Berejena

  • I am sure you will have a lovely time. Make sure you do! Although you will no doubt be tired. We can't afford to let our illnesses get the better of us and must try to keep on doing what we always did for as long as we can. I love Italy.

    Thanks again for replying and let me know how you get on at the wedding. Mina X

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