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In 2 days it will be 3 weeks since I fell. I was in the garden and fell backwards onto the ground. I first hit a raised irregular shaped rock stepping stone on the ground. I was able to twist slightly to the right but all 135 lbs of me landed on the irregular edge of the 3 inch high stone first. It really hurt and I was so glad that it was my backside and not my head the hit first. I ended up with a 3" X 9" bruise starting on my right upper leg and ending in the middle of my butt. I immediately started with ice compresses for 15 minutes at a time and over the counter pain meds. I also used Arnica cream. The discoloration is finally gone. The area is still somewhat painful, but not at all like in the beginning and finally doesn't prevent me from sitting on that side as long as it is a soft surface. I still use the Arnica cream, but what are the internal soft lumps that I feel when I apply the cream and what do I do about them? That's my question. Has anyone also had a severe bruise with internal lumpyness? (Is that a word?) What is it? Scar tissue? Internal blood that needs to be absorbed but too deep to show a skin discoloration? Please let me know your thoughts and actions. BTW I'm 70 y/o and still working in the garden.
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