Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ouch!

Thursday night, sometime after 2AM, I broke or sprained my left hand. I thought I'd been stung by a scorpion but by last night it was much worse. When I went in to check on J before I went to bed last night, she accidentally kicked my hand as I was trying to pull the covers back up. I thought I was going to cry. This morning it was swollen, aching and throbbing. I just went to a cheap emergency care place and they gave me the news and wanted me to go to the hospital to have x-rays. No insurance so she told me to ice, ace bandage, sling, and ibu profen it.

The scary part is I apparently did it it in my sleep. I have burned a furnace grate into my feet before and didn't know it till the next morning. Weird crap happens to me in my sleep.

Now I am typing with my right hand and it's driving me crazy. Before I was an 80 WPM typist. Now I am lucky to peck out one word every two minutes. AAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAA! I tried commenting last night but it frustrated me so much I quit. So I'm reading.....know I'm out here in cyber land keeping up with a gag on my fingers and pretend there is a comment from me. You know it would be a nice one with exclamations. :-)

16 comments:

Christine said...

Dang, chic!! OUCH!

Tracey said...

Good Lord, woman, how did you manage that?? I can't imagine it's broken - that would be pretty extreme to break a bone in your sleep. I actually did something similar to my ankle last summer and it got better after a couple of days of ice and rest. I bet you'll be tip top in a day or two. It's just so weird - how do bones and tendons and stuff just spontaneously get sprained or whatever?? Especially at our young age! ;-) Could it be tendonitis or something from all the typing? Maybe your body is reacting to all the recent stress and trying to force you to take it easy? I have no idea. I'll just send best wishes for a speedy recovery!

(((HUGS)))

Kelly said...

Man, that's weird. Hope you heal real quick. Take care of yourself. :)

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

good crap you thought it was a scorpion???? scorpions just wander around your neighborhood or what? I may live in 6 months of snow and ice and frigid temps but I dont have scorps. I would probably die if I saw one walking by me. I lived in ARizona but never saw one there, just lizards. Dont like those either.
I will miss your comments!!!!
I hope your hand gets better soon!!!
There is a pretty big difference between broken and sprained in my non medical opinion. They really should have been more specific. Health care in this country is SHAMEFUL.
SHAMEFUL!!!!!

Homer and Queen said...

Maybe you were having a good dream of slapping someone silly!! Sorry for the hand and thanks for all your help!

Ashley said...

Oh Miss Lisa! I know how much stuff like that hurts- Be good to you

marythemom said...

Around here it's Brown Recluse Spiders. I hope it feels better soon! Mommy kisses can do miracle healing, maybe you could ask J for some lovin'?

Mary in Texas

SocialWkr24/7 said...

OUCH!! Hope it feels better soon!

Kristina P. said...

That sounds so painful! I hope it heals quickly!

tubaville said...

YOU HAVE SCORPIONS???? HOLY CRAP!!! Sorry about your hand. It sound so painful.

Tricia said...

thanks for the invisible comment, it meant alot haha

Accidental Mommy said...

Wow, you must sleep like my mom. She swears she kicks her own @$$ in her sleep because she wakes up with bruises, etc... Do you have a nightstand? That usually is the partner in crime.

I hope it heals soon. I know all too well about no insurance.

Sucks..

I think the scorpion reaction is funny. I would have had the same reaction. But living in NM, holy hell...I've had scorpions, centipedes, a tarantula and lets not even go there with the snakes. ARGH! I know we have brown recluse because it killed our neighbors dog four houses down from us. EWWWW....

ldw said...

Scorpions in the bed...lovely! I've found two crawling on me in the past year but luckily I got them off before they stung me!

Please take care of you and get some much needed rest. It won't be long before the Lisa-withdrawls hit us!!

Linda B. said...

OK, I am now very happy to be living in ice and snow 6 mos of the year. Scorpians! You mention it so casually, no thank you. And your other comments mentioning the types of spiders......AAAAACCCCKKKKK. I hope our hand heals quickly.

Jo said...

A scorpion? You thought you got stung by a poisonious bug?? Egad woman, do you live in South America? And you did this in your sleep? Hmm, me thinks you have some tapping to do my friend.

Muppet Soul said...

Oh dear.. IB Profen??? C'mon Lisa, if need be - something stronger.

You poor baby!

Sure you're not sleep walking?