I recently got kicked by a horse (occupational hazard) into my right side under my ribs, above my hip, no bones broken luckily. I had a slight bleed in my kidney and had a night in hospital for observation. It was sore but far from excruciating, I took a few days off work and went back (admittedly too soon). There was slight muscle damage and deep internal bruising, and through the ins and outs of the job I aggrevated the muscle injury and at the same time suffered from some bad muscle spasms. Another few days off plus some muscle relaxers and pain killers. I am generally fine now, but it will be a month since the incident and I still suffer from pain from my side, mainly at rest, I am fine when I'm up and moving. I'm finding myself falling asleep in the same position each night just to accommodate the pain. It's been going on for a while obviously and I'm not a fan of pills so I've weaned myself off the pain killers.
I am usually very good at understanding my own body and my own healing time. I'm not Macho man rushing things, saying I'm fine when I'm not, but I know the initial injury wasn't bad. But I feel like I should be over this by now. Has anyone had anything similar? Or have any ideas?