I was literally blown across the room and landed with a bang on my coccyx
landed with a bang on my coccyx.
I knew I had hurt myself, but I didn’t realise just how badly until the next day when I was bending over to do some gardening and couldn’t get up.
I have never known pain like it – I would rather be in labour any day – my muscles went into spasm and it didn’t matter what I did the pain was constant and I could barely put one foot in front of the other.
The next day I went to see my GP, who prescribed some heavy-duty pain killers and muscle relaxants, but three days later I was no better. I went back again and this time he took one look at me, signed me off work for two weeks and managed to get me an emergency appointment with a physiotherapist the following week.
Three weeks down the line I am now upright and back at work, but still very stiff and uncomfortable.
I haven’t been able to do any exercise and I am now worried the half-marathon I was giving myself plenty of time to train for is approaching fast, and I am basically going to have start my regime from scratch. I am, however, determined to do the race even if I have to walk it. I could break a record for doing the race in the slowest possible time!