I slid and fell down the stairs this morning. I heard a crack when I hit the stair, and I slid down the rest of the staircase. I blacked out a little and couldn't feel anything, and I could not move for a moment. The pain was so bad soon after that I couldn't breathe. I didn't go to the hospital because I didn't want to scare my kids!
About 15 minutes later, I could stand up and get on with things. But I am still in pain, mostly between my shoulder blades, my arms, and my ribs. I cannot take a full breath without discomfort. The tingling in my hands is going away.
I know I probably just got the wind knocked out of me and I'm probably just really bruised - like being hit by a linebacker, but, I thought I would toss it out there for feedback. I don't want to make an unnecessary trip to the ER. But, I also don't want to make something worse by ignoring it.
Thanks for offering your opinions!