I fell about6 years ago. Hubby had a procedure done and it was snowing out so they all wanted to get home and let him out before the anesthesia wore off so I was holding on to him in the parking lot since he was still loopy and fumbled for my keys in my purse that I had pushed around in front of me. I clipped the edge of a cement car stop with my boot and went down flat on mhy face with my purse digging into my diaphrahm area. At the time I thought the worst was the 4 front teeth that broke. However a couple of months later I noticed I was slightly short of breath and I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. that kep getting worse over time. Then I noticed a posture change and they realized my spine was the problem . My diaphragm is up in my lungs and my spine is making its way across my chest towards my heart. My rib cage has shifted too at this point and esp. my left lung is being crused badly.
I am on supplemental oxygen for exercise but do not use it where I should – on the stairs – as it is a portable that you carry and I always am carrying something up or down. I live in a multi level house so 3 flights with the laundry in the basement. Not good for someone who can't breathe.
My prognosis is that eventually I will suffocate to death as I am 81, have severe osteoporosis so surgery is out as screws would not hold. I also have other conditions and it seems I have jnust been "passed off". I have started to have some swallowing issues as my esophagus and trachea have a sharp bend at the collarbone area. The hollow area between my collarbones is no longer in the middle of my neck but over on the ritght side of my neck now.
Thanks for letting me vent and just wondering if anyone else out there has a similar problem..