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About time…

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… I did a post on my poor, neglected blog.

The thing is, I have been so sick this month. In my defense 😉

It started off as a pretty mild head-cold. Lots of nose-blowing and sneezing, but really nothing to write home about.

Then it suddenly changed gear and I was doing that ‘coughing all night and getting no sleep’ thing. Sinusses (sini? 🙂  ) totally blocked and general woozy feeling.

Still not too bad, until I dislocated a rib!

I think it happened one night when I ‘slept funny’ on my side. That’s how it started, anyway. It became painful to breathe, but still mostly tolerable.

One night, I woke up to a coughing fit, and then the rib went right out. Yowser!!! but that was painful. I nearly shouted the roof down, and it didn’t help that I was still having the coughing fit. I actually thought the rib might be broken,  it was that painful. I instinctively pressed my hand against the rib to protect it when I coughed, and happily, the pressure pushed the rib back into place. Or if not into place, then at least somewhere it wasn’t making me yelp in pain everytime I breathed in. Which is kinda often, as it happens.

I went back to sleep, thinking it was sorted, but when I woke up the next morning and tried to have a little coughing fit, the real pain emerged. I didn’t know it at the time, but one of my short-ribs was still semi-dislocated and it was doing something to my diaphragm, making it go into a spasm and making  breathing AGONIZING! It only lasted about a minute or two before it went out of spasm, but hell, it was sore!

I developed an active phobia of going to sleep, because if I went to sleep for a couple of hours, my diaphragm either relaxed or got too stiff, or something, but for a solid week, I had the spasm-ey thing happen at least once, sometimes twice a night. All I could do was just try and breathe shallowly until it passed.

On top of that, I started having these frightful night-sweats, where I woke up alarmingly hot and absolutely dripping with sweat, so that I had to change my night-shirt.

Eventually, I went to a chiropractor, who enlightened me that it was ‘diaphtagmatic’ and as a result of a short-rib. He actually massaged it back into place. Amazing. I could hear/ feel the cartlidge crunching into place and instant relief! He then adjusted the rest of my rib-cage, front and back.

After that, I could sleep again. Oh, how I had missed it 🙂

I’m feeling a bit fragile and weak after all this, but at least I am feeling a bit stronger every day.

I do not ever want this month over again!

I primarily wrote this down for my own record-keeping purposes. The last time I remember feeling this awful was when I had cortisone treatment for my MS. Nearly 3 years ago.

Makes me really grateful that I don’t have to go through that all the time anymore!

Maybe now that I’m feeling better, I can start blogging again and being more productive in general!

Written by Maggie

June 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. OOOWWWWW! I am sitting here grimacing in pain just imagining the pain! I am glad its fixed now!

    Angel's Mind

    June 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

    • Thanks, Angel. I’m pretty glad it’s fixed, too 🙂 So unpleasant, it was. Still, all good now, and for the first time in my life, I wake up grateful that my diaphragm is behaving itself, lol.

      Maggie

      June 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  2. Well hello!!!!!!!!!!!
    And OUCH! That sounds horribly sore! Glad you’re feeling better!

    blessedbarrenness

    June 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

    • Hi Sharon. Thanks. I really am feeling better. It was rather a shocking experience. Who would have thought one’s diaphragm could get out of hand like that and cause such misery? Love your new and improved site, btw!

      Maggie

      June 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm


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