Boy, never skate again

Jeanette -

Posted 2007-04-15

I am a 52 year old female, who decided on March 31st to go to the skating rink with my grandchildren and son. I couldn't stand being a watcher, so I decided to skate. At first I was wobbly, but after a few rounds my skating abilities came back. That is when my 7 year old grandson decided he wanted to race me. So off we went. Round and round, faster and faster. Then it happened. As I was getting ready to pass my grandson at top speed, two children decided to come into rink without even looking. Bam, down on my tail bone I went. I thought I was going to pass out. I have never known such pain. Not even labor was that horrible. They cleared the rink in order to help me. Once I could think again, the first thought was God please let me be able to stand. And I did. After all precautions and being ask if I needed the paramedics, I left. Once gone I wanted to go straight home. But the pain was so excruciating that my son ended up taking me to the emergency room. Yes, my tail bone was broke. What could they do? Nothing!!! Gave me pain shot, prescription for pain pills and told me to sit on a donut.

It has now been 1 week and two days and I am still in pain. That is why I am here. I have already taken the advice of how and what to sit on. The donut certainly wasn't helping, but I found a chair that I can sit on where my tail bone hangs off. Not a comfortable chair, but I would rather be in no pain then comfortable. Now, I think I will try the pillow between my legs when sleeping. I have got to get a good nights rest. It is really starting to affect me.

Hang in there everyone. And FYI, don't roller skate when you are 52 years old.


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