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Author Topic: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...  (Read 3758 times)

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Offline Oscar

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It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« on: June 12, 2006, 12:18:04 PM »
On Thursday June 1 I went up to Stephen's house to visit him. I parked my car in the driveway & thought I had put the thing in first gear with the parking brake on.  I forgot and left the car in neutral, but did put the parking brake on. My car rolled down the hill into the street. I ran after it and pulled my calf muscles in both legs. I've been taking tylenol and resting on a heating pad ever since. My calf muslces are so sore touching them makes me almost jump out of my skin. I am doing what the doc told me to do, but it isn't getting any better. I'm hobbling around the house holding on to anything I can, going up and down steps is a major pain in the uh, legs. Any suggestions besides what the doc told me to do would be appreciated.

Does being HIV+ and on HAART make it harder for our bodies to recover from something like this? I have been hesitant to go back to the doctor because I don't want to sit in his waiting room most of the day and besides he will probably toell me to keep doing what he told me to do anyway.

Dan
(Who is really hurtn')

Offline Teresa

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 12:23:41 PM »
I have bad knees (probally from all my extra weight) and i had a spell not too long ago where i couldnt hardly walk. The dr told me to alternate between heat and cold. I used a bag of frozen peas as you can mold it to your particular body part pretty easy.

Hope you get better soon.
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Teresa
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 01:03:29 PM »
Dan,

I'm sorry you are in pain  :'( :'(    Don't you have to stand up a lot on this new job?

Maybe you should see the doctor again, just to make sure it isn't something more serious.

Hugs,

Alan
« Last Edit: June 12, 2006, 01:05:28 PM by AlanBama »
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Offline Oscar

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 01:08:07 PM »
I  sit in a tall chair behind the counter at the bank, sometimes I stand. Walking up and down steps are a major pain. Quess this sore old fag needs to go back to the doc...

Offline JohnOso

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 01:09:37 PM »
Dan,
Sorry to hear about your mishap.  When I have any muscular type of injury, I will usually take ibuprofen since it is an anti-inflammatory agent (which Tylenol is not).  However you may not be able to take this per your doctors instructions.  Best to call the office and make sure, in any case.

I try to stay away from Tylenol, since it makes the liver work just a bit harder to detox.  I figure the poor little bugger is working hard enough to clean up my blood from the Sustiva/Truvada.  The occasional Tylenol is probably ok, but be careful if you're popping them by the mouthful (i'm exaggerating, but you get my drift).

Hope you feel better soon (and Teresa's suggestion about the frozen peas is a great idea)!

John

jerry

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 01:11:22 PM »
Dan sorry to hear about your mishap. Hope you get to feeling better. Also quit chasing cars. ;)

Offline Oscar

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 01:13:52 PM »
Does anybody have a bag of frozen peas? Going to Kroger is going to be a painful undertaking.

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 02:11:36 PM »
Sweetie I just can't resist...if you can't find frozen peas. Imagine whirled peas.
I'm up the road if you need me.

Hal :-*

Offline heartforyou

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 02:49:06 PM »
I'll book a priority-massage flight for the most incredible unlucky fellow in Tenessee.

I would suggest "helium heel" excercises... but you need a partner for that...

Don't want to sound mean sweetie.
I wished I could come over and rub the apin away.

hermie :D
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Offline water duck

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 05:31:31 PM »
Dan

So sorry to hear of your pains.
If u had pulled a muscle, that , maybe u can try lying on your back flat, and bring up your legs or rest them on a small stool to be abit higher & just let your muscles rest.
Over here in Belgium we can find massage oil with arnica  that u can massage yours tired legs with.
Hope this helps & that u get better soon !!  8)

Siang

jerry

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 05:35:19 PM »
 ;) Hey Dan just come over to my house and I can get you to feel better. ;)

Offline Oscar

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2006, 05:43:27 PM »
What are you gonna do to me???

jerry

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2006, 05:45:41 PM »
LOL who knows but I can think of a few things.  :-*

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2006, 05:57:07 PM »
any damage to the body can take us a bit longer to heal up problem being positive.  I say ask for something for the pain though.  Better living thru chemicals :)   Nobody should be in excessive pain in this day and age.

Offline Jeff64

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2006, 06:43:30 PM »
Try wearing a pair of heels....

Maybe that will alleviate the calf pain~

Feeling for you,

Jeff

Offline Oscar

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2006, 07:36:42 PM »
Platform thigh high kinky boots or come fuck me pumps. decsions, decisons.... What a gurl to do?????

Offline david25luvit

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Re: It's been ten days & I still can't walk...
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2006, 12:31:19 PM »
Hey Dan...

                 Forget those fuck me pumps for a while sweetie.  Sorry to hear about the incident and the subsequent
injury.  I find infections/ injuries take longer these days to heal so keep your chin up, good buddy.  And try to stay off
that leg as much as possible.  If it doesn't start getting better soon...you need to head back to the doctors.
Hope you feel better soon, babycakes! :-*  Tap dancing is out too by the way :o
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