Not all falls are bad! LOL

@jillhill (37384)
United States
December 23, 2012 6:28am CST
A couple of weeks ago it was very windy here. I was leaving work and we have these very heavy doors. When I opened the door to leave work somehow my thumb got caught on the door and I could feel something snap. I haven't been able to use my thumb (you never know how much you need it until you can't use it!) for things like snapping my jeans etc! Yesterday I was vacumning the craft room, rolling around on my office chair and the chair tipped over. I landed with my hand on the floor and my thumb was the first things that hit! The pain was horrible. I thought I would pass out. I came down and put ice on it right away. Well after a while I realized that I could use my thumb again without any pain! I think it might have been dislocated and when I hit the floor it popped it back into place! LOL....I can hardly believe it! So sometimes two wrongs do make a right! Have you had anything freaky like that happen to you? I had a friend who had a problem with her shoulder and when she was dancing her partner swung her around...something snapped and her shoulder was back to normal!
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9 responses
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
29 Dec 12
I have always heard and read that many times when you dislocate something the best thing is and even cheapest is to snap it back into place. It might hurt doing so, but usually some of the cheapest solutions out there might be things people do not always expect. Glad things are better for you.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
29 Dec 12
The thumb is so much better but you should see the bruising I got from all that falling! The whole inside of my wrist is purple.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Dec 12
That is a great story. I have never had anything like that happen to me. I have dislocated a thumb before but I had it popped back in pretty much right away.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Wow.....it's amazing how many things you can't do without it!
@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
24 Dec 12
That's so funny! And it kept you from having to pay a doctor bill.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Well I as at the doctor right after it happened but for my hip...which by the way is better too! Found out I had bursitis in it....
• United States
24 Dec 12
I have had some falls but nothing good came out of it. I broke my foot and could not go to the hospital out of fear. so I nursed myself to better health.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Wow.....good thing it healed okay!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Dec 12
Ouch on both accounts. I am glad your thumb is better now, but why on earth did you not go to the doctor when you couldn't use your thumb?
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
I actually did but she was more worried about my hip and getting that taken care of.....we both got so wrapped up in the hip problem I kinda forgot to say much about my thumb other then it got caught in the door.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I never have anything like this happen to me. I recently was watching Discovery Channel on people who in Alaska,who live in the middle of nowhere! They are pretty much to far for the nearest town if someone needs medical help. On the program one guy had his left shoulder pulled out of its joint. So one of the other guys he was with popped his shoulder back in! The guy with the should problem was still sore but at least he didn't have to go to the hospital!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
That is wonderful!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
23 Dec 12
Ouch! Why didn't you see a doctor?
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
I thought I had pulled a tendent or something....I didn't think it was out of place but it sure is nice to have it not hurt and I can use it again!
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
23 Dec 12
Ha! sounds like my friend who was playing basketball. He accidentally twisted his lower arm and dislocate the bone. It was very obvious to see the bone not in the right place. Then they called our famous neighbor a therapist of sort..lol, because she's massaging really well that whatever pain is with us it's cured. Anyway, she then twisted the arm in a very quick move and my friend's face went very pale like he's going to faint, but his arm went well again, It was back in it's place without calling a doctor.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Sure saves alot of money! LOL
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 13
Um, I take it (she said drily) that you didn't take your thumb to a doctor?