"I fell and hurt my back"

About: Grantham & District Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I was rushing home last Tuesday evening on foot, cutting through a Car Park in Grantham. Unfortunately I didn't see a raised curbstone close to a gap between cars and fell badly twisting my back in the process. After a few minutes, I managed to get up and basically staggered uphill home about 1. 3 miles away in excruciating pain. After taking painkillers and only able to sleep on my back due to the pain, I eventually went to Grantham Hospital. After examining me, I was given liquid morphene to try and help with the pain, followed by xrays and a further consultation. Luckily, I had not punctured my lungs or damaged my ribs, as breathing shallow was the best I could manage. I was given first class treatment by everyone who dealt with me and was told to rest to get it better as I no doubt had some damage to muscles and tendons in my back. I was given medication for the pain and went home to rest up.

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Response from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear MGD,

Many thanks for taking the time to tell us of your positive experience. Please be assured we will share this with our A&E team.

We hope you are beginning to feel more comfortable and mobile.

Mandy Charles
Matron - Medical Services and A&E

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Update posted by MGD (the patient)

Thanks for your reply and although still in a lot of pain, I am getting there bit bit bit and will just have to be a bit more careful in fure, when I'm rushing about in the dark