Hip update: my hip isn’t broken, but it’s a mess of torn muscle and soft tissue. Would have been better if it had been broken, because that would have been fixable.
Injury pain + standard ME pain amplification = 16 on the normal 1-to-10 scale. Healing time: months, or years, or maybe never. Because it’s muscle, and ME is all about the muscles. For now, I’m immobile because it’s agony every time I move it, and of course at some point the inevitable ME post-injury-and-hospital etc exhaustion will arrive.
They morphined me up in hospital, but I’m not continuing with that now I’m home. If it’s in any way possible I want to continue with my normal maximum dosage codeine & paracetamol painkiller regime, which never takes the pain away but does dull the edges of it sufficiently for me to get maybe an hour or two of sleep every 6 hours. Taking something that dulls my brain and therefore stops me writing is not on the cards unless it becomes the only way I can stop screaming 24/7/ so wouldn’t be writing anyway. Not at that point yet, and pray I don’t reach it.
Okay. Apology for this stream of consciousness. Hope it makes some sense.