I too, took a tumble, yesterday. It is impossible to keep up with the shovelling and ice control. Fortunately, my arms were too full and so I didn't rebreak my right hand as I had done to break my fall, a couple years ago. I haven't used any salt b/c I have two dogs that are outside a bit and I don't want them to get salt chips in their paws. I can only shovel for ten minutes before I have to rest. There is a fellow who plows our driveway, but because I knew he was coming I parked my car way over to one side so he could do the job. Well, now, it's in a snowbank, stuck, sounds like it's ready to drop it's transmission from me trying to rock it out of the rut. I tried everything I could think of, kitty litter, shovel, shovel, shovel. Nothing worked. The day before I had swerved to avoid a logging truck on the road and landed in a six to eight ft. ditch. I got to hang out in a blizzard to wait for fellow with tow truck and then my cell phone went dead. Great day. Then as I started for home, the loudest squeal started in the right front wheel. It would stat as a low humming sound and increased in pitch until it sounded like an air raid siren. I managed to get home but now the car is stuck, I don't know when the tow truck will come, I worried sick because I live way out in the boonies, I don't know how serious car problem is and whether I can afford to fix it. On top of all that, there's five ft. of snow on ground, and it is still snowing. Believe it or not I lived in Florida from 03 - 05. I came back due to health problems as they worsened and I had no health insurance. We're, me and my two dogs make up the we, are here because I had to care for my Dad who lived out here in the boonies, for two solid years, until I had to place him in a LTC facility a month ago. My son was here for a few weeks but left about
two weeks ago. I'm feeling very vulnerable and helpless. I am supposed to drive Dad to see a neurologist two hundred miles away on Feb. 10. Then I'm supposed to drive stepmom to another medical appt. Feb 11, also two hundred miles away. Wonder if I'll have trans? Not enjoying this winter at all. Plus, I had a pdoc appt. today at 11AM which I had to cancel b/c, well, the car is broken down. And I need my meds and I don't think he'll prescribe over the phone. Feeling completely lost, and it ain't no winter wonderland.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.