I would call the doctor. That fall sounded serious and with no good reason for it. They need to know that your losing balance was so severe that you couldn't catch yourself before you sustained serious damage. That is just my two cents.
Hey girl...I agree that you should let your dr. know about this serious fall that had no apparent "cause". If you don't, you could fall again and do even more damage to yourself and you certainly don't need that! When I am feeling like that I do use my cane even in the house although it is a pain...it has saved me many times from doing major damage to myself and that is soooo worth it. I think you should call the nurse so that it is added to your chart and also add it to your timeline...could be that it might work into a pattern of symptoms and that needs to be followed. Sure hope you recover from this one quickly and you start to feel better soon.
Lots of Hugs,
I am so sorry!
I would call the doc.
And about feeling foolish, it is not like you planned on the fall!!
Give your self a break, you know that there is something wrong and you just need to be able to come to the bottom of it.
Take care of your self,
Thanks for your concern. I'm feeling better; the ice and arnica helped.
Still tired and kind of shaky, but am being more careful.
I was talking and laughing with my roommate in the next room when I fell, so I really wasn't paying attention when I should have been. I still think I'll mention it to my doctor, thanks for that advice, and add it to my timeline, maybe adding that I was distracted by laughter or something like that.
Hope you all are doing fairly well. It seems over-the-top at this site to say I hope you're all doing great! I guess it's all relative; when pain is down to a dull roar, or tremors are very fine, or numbness isnt' interfering with daily functioning too much, I guess that would count as a great day.
Hope you're all having a great day! :o)
Well, the lack of balance was pretty obvious today. I've been bouncing off walls, but being really careful, especially around the stairs.
I stood in a doorway and gave myself the Romberg test (I think it's called), where you stand with your feet together and eyes closed. I had to catch myself on the door frame. I tried to do the variation with one foot in front of the other, and couldn't do it with my eyes opened.
I tried walking a straight line heel to toe, and had to wave my arms wildly to catch my balance, and couldn't make it more than a few steps without having to step out to keep from falling.
I guess I'll call the doctor tomorrow; I put it off today to do some research for a friend.
Thanks for reading this, if someone does.
I took a nap, and it seemed to help some for a while, but I'm still being careful.