Amy Van Dyken-Rouen venting about pain on Twitter and celebrating her first shower

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Colorado Olympic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was celebrating and venting on Twitter Monday morning.

"Having a rough night," Van Dyken-Rouen tweeted around 4:30 a.m. Monday. "Not only is my back hurting, but all the ribs I broke are screaming at me. Ugh! Sorry to complain, but I need to vent."

It's been 10 days since Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spine in an ATV crash in Arizona where she lives with her husband, former Broncos punter Tom Rouen.

Over the weekend, Van Dyken-Rouen posted pictures on Instagram showing her first transfer to a wheelchair and the cast she'll be wearing for 12 weeks.

She also celebrated being moved from ICU.

"FINALLY out of ICU! Now I have an amazing view. Sorry the blinds are in pic, but you still get the idea," Van Dyken-Rouen posted with a photo of the scenery outside her window, including the nearby mountains.

Monday, Van Dyken-Rouen posted another picture showing her with wet hair and said she had her first shower.

"Well, well, well... Look who took her first shower! #soHappy" she wrote.

The six-time gold-medalist is expected to be transferred to Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Englewood, Colo. this week. The hospital specializes in spinal cord injuries.

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