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today was not a good day. due to a series of tragic mistakes that all occured simultaneously, i fell. happily, the canine uprising was quelled, and no one died. sadly, i fell. hard. and landed on my left hand. (well, it caught me...then my butt hit, then my right wrist. My right hand hurts, but not unreasonably so.)

oh, you want the whole story. sure: herself left the breakfast table (cause), zoey ate the remains (effect), herself went into hysterics (cause), i (on the treadmill at the time) jumped off the treadmill, entered the kitchen, sized up the situation, went to boot the dog out the pet door (right foot firmly applied to rump of the perp)....and my left foot hit a patch of something (chemical analysis was not done......so we do not know what the slippery substance consisted of) and down i went.

there was a pop, and burning, and massive swelling. i ignored it all day, because surely it would get better, but i started getting nauseous around 3 pm. so, with heavy heart and tons of doubts, i picked up the dynamic duo and went to the local er. the pain? i almost had 3 wrecks because of the pain.


the doctor that misdiagnosed himself was there...he claims it is not broken, just sprained. uh huh......why can i not move my fingers, why are they numb and tingly (and have been all day - and yes, i told both the doc and the triage nurse), and why does it hurt to *look* at that wrist?

the instructions he gave me? tell me to come in immediately if i experience *any* swelling, tingling, fingers turning blue (they're turning black as we speak.....but not blue, so ok.) coldness, numbness.....i'll assume they meant if i experience any *more* blah blah blah.....

he gave me a prescription for vicodin, which i can't take. no, he didn't ask. no, they didn't offer to change it when i said something.

i dug out what was left of the prescription from my surgery in december. i knew being a hoarder would come in handy.

i did get a spiffy new, quite oversized and quite painful new splint out of the deal - i'd say that's worth $100, wouldn't you?

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Date:July 19th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Ya know what, Sue them! it's sue worthy when they percribe something you can't take, Especially when you Tell them about it. As for ER docs. I Hate them. I broke my arm when I was 14. Actuaally I broke one bone in my forearm and cracked and bent the other one at a 45 degree angle. The STUPID ER Doc Told me it didn't need to be set, but to go see an ortho to get a cast when the swelling was down. Needless to say 2 days later I was in SURGERY to have my arm surgically broken and reset so that I could move my wrist could move more than an inch above and below level.
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Date:July 19th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
eep! i don't wanna think about that......:shudder:

i am calling an ortho today....the pain it is worse.

i'm also going to call my insurance carrier...
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Date:July 19th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
Holy Craptastic Batman... I'd definitely get a second opinion. *HUG* sorry about the injury, however. Hmmm wonder if I can rustle up some male yummyness to take care of you...
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Date:July 19th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
yse, please! do i need a 'script? cause i'll finangle one....*g*
Date:July 19th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)


Sounds painful! Hope you get it all fixed up soon!!

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