Friday, May 4, 2012

Believe it or Not!

Yesterday I told you all about how I fell while wearing a cute pair of wedges.

What I may not have fully expressed is the constant throbbing in my wrist since that fall. Or the radiating pain in my fingers, elbow and shoulder.

But since I could move all my fingers and wrist I figured I had sprained my wrist and it was no biggie...I painted, typed and went about my life despite the increasing pain.

Then today I debated should I or shouldn't I go to the Dr. I was sure it was sprained or badly bruised but was it hurting bad enough to pay a copay at the Drs office?

Then I called my mother...who told me that I should go to the Dr just in case. This is not what I wanted to hear from my mom. I called hoping she would tell me, "Stop being so damn soft," or "Stop being so silly". So I was very disappointed when she told me to go to get a x-ray.

So after debating it with her for a minute, I called the Dr's office to see if they could get me in tomorrow. But after talking to the office personal and telling them my mother told me to see a Dr they told me if I can get in there right now the Dr can see me.

So I zoom to the Drs, joke with all the staff about my mom making me go to the Dr and before I can even fill out the paper work they take me back.

While the Dr exams my hand he begins to tell me that I could have injured a little bone, the scaphoid, in my hand that is often mistaken as a sprain. He then goes into detail telling me that if this brake goes untreated you have to have surgery that may result in a bone graft. But he doesn't think its broke but to make mom feel better we decide to x-ray it just in case.

So I have x-rays and rather quickly the Dr is back in the room wanting to show me the break in my scaphoid bone.

Yup thats right its broken.

After making a quick call to tell my mom that she may have missed the ruptured appendix but she nailed the broken wrist, I am whisked to another room and they ask me what color of cast would I like.

I would like to say that I was a model patient at this point but all I could do was laugh.

Every time they wrapped the hot pink fiberglass around my wrist I laughed.

Every time the nurse smiled at me I laughed.

When the Dr said its good I listen to my mom, I laughed.

For the next two weeks I have to wear this cast then they will take it off, take more x-rays and then probably put on another cast.

Is it weird that I'm a little excited that I finally broke something and get to wear a cast?

Is it equally weird that not being able to move my thumb is causing me to have anxiety?

15 comments:

  1. OMG I love you! You're so awesome to have any type of sense of humor after breaking something. Awesome. Hey, at least you got a cute cast, right? Hope they at least gave you some happy pills!

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    1. Nope no happy pills but I can give everyone a thumbs all day.

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  2. Well, I'm glad they gave you an appropriately feminine cast :)

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    1. I wanted black with glitter but they didnt have any black!!! lol

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  3. So glad you listen to your mom. Not being able to move my thumb would cause me great anxiety so I don't think it is weird.

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    1. I should listen to her more often...lol

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  4. Did you look awesome in wedgies? That is what is most important O.o Seriously, hope you get better soon Mj!!! <3

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  5. I think I am like you- I tend to put things off until it is really bad. I injured my heel 9 years ago (yes I said 9 years) and am suffering issues now since I never had it looked at. I am now waiting to see a specialist (please hurry with that referral), suffering a lot of pain, and hobbling everywhere. Glad you listened to your mom and went!! I have learned my lesson.

    I found your blog through the blogger comment club-- thanks for letting me visit and I hope you heal quickly!

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    1. OMG...I dont think I could wait that long.

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  6. Wow! That's quite a story - thank goodness for Mom! Every one of the 5 kids in my family (including myself) broke something before the age of 10. I broke my left arm when I was 7 years old and to this day it's still crooked - my yoga teacher tries to straighten out every class and I have to explain to him that it doesn't straighten because it got put back together crooked lol. Anyways I love your pink cast - hang in there! Nothing was worse than being a kid during the summer with a cast...at least you aren't trying to swing on monkey bars or anything :-)

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    1. The best part is my mom broke her arm and I guess walked around for 3 weeks before going to the Dr.

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  7. As adults, it is amazing that we can find out that our mothers are still right about the things that we seek advice for. You are lucky, when I enter the broken bone club, I did it with both legs broken and an arm. It was not my best day but if there is anything positive to come of it, I did get 3 months off of work paid.

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    1. Oh my...I bet that is a better story than walking and texting and falling.

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  8. You always leave me with a laugh and a smile. I would have picked the Pink one too.

    Thanks for linking up for #FlashbackFriday!!

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