I also took a bad fall yesterday. It felt like I was going down in slow motion, and I was positive I was going to dislocate my hip, but I didn't. I bruised quite a few places, hit my head, fell on my tail bone, and had my right leg twisted into a bad spot. It hurt all day to sit down. My thighs, buttocks, and tailbone felt bruised, and my right hip was killing me. Now I'm just achy from it, but my pain levels are high enough already that I forgot about the fall until now. Now that I pay attention I can feel the pain and bruised feeling. It's usually a bad idea to pay too much attention to any single body part, because they you really start feeling the full force of the pain in that body part.
Today I'm exhausted and my mind is very fuzzy. I was able to take a shower (yay!) today; I couldn't take one yesterday from the pain. I sat in my shower chair today and let the hot, hot water hit the back of my neck for a long, long time.
I realize I don't have a choice on if my joints dislocate and that I've been in pain every day of my life thus far. I can deal with that, though I can deal better as some times that others. The most difficult part is my neck. I can't turn my head very far to the right, and if I try it is very, very painful. It clicks and creaks if I move it beyond the comfort zone. I can't nod my head without pain. I still occasionally forget and nod yes to someone, which is always followed by an "Ow, oh shit! Ow!" (I have a potty mouth.) I cannot live the rest of my life with this severe neck pain and daily, constant headaches in addition to all of my other health problems, high pain levels, and debilitating fatigue. I don't mean suicide, I couldn't do that to Jim ever, besides the fact that I don't want to. I mean this has to be fixed. I can't take this pain like this. It has to be fixed. Somehow. Someway. It has to be. I can't imagine living this way forever.