So I had a lovely visit with the orthopedic hand surgeon today. In fact, we had such a lovely and long visit that we are now BFFs! No. Really! In fact, I think we'll name our next child after her.
Apparently the MRI from H E double hockey sticks (deserving of it's own post) showed no broken bones. That was such great news that I wept. Really.
So, after they cut my stylish purple cast off (By the way, note to self... bring lye soap and a really good scrub brush with me the next time. Either that or a nose plug. Or at the very least a biological weapons expert because I really thought the stench of my unwashed arm/hand should have been setting off Homeland Defense alarms everywhere! If they could have bottled that aromatic fragrance for military use we definitely could fend off hoards of angry terrorists with just a tiny, microscopic whiff) so as I was saying, before I so rudely interrupted myself, I am now the proud owner of far less chic arm/hand attire. It does have Velcro so it can't be all that bad... and they do say that black goes with everything, so how can I go wrong?
I also got a nifty new kind of ice bag that can actually be wrapped around my wrist, but since it is well past Labor Day, I don't think I could wear it as a fashion accessory (since it is white). Still, no one but the husband, five daughters and four cats would see my fashion faux pas. Particularly because I have no plans to leave this house until my excruciating, migraine wracked head and agonizing swollen wrist/hand do not look like they belong on Quasimodo instead of on my dainty, feminine form.
See? Whining can be raised to an art form. OK. I'm done sniveling. I can remove my ad to sell the kids on eBay and they can be 'fairly' sure I won't rip their head's off. (As long as they can behave like the well-mannered offspring that I often have delusional hallucinations about... or I don't see or hear from them for the next twelve hours... otherwise, all bets are off...)
Can you tell the pain medication is kicking in? Thank you for the diversion this post provided. I was sufficiently distracted so that I really didn't seriously entertain the thought of chewing my arm off sans anesthetic or trying to rip out my brain through my nostrils. I'm sure I'll appreciate being fully intact on the morrow.
We now return you to your regular Friday night programming...
Notes for the unfortunate readers of this misery:
First off, this appointment was a week ago (as in LAST Friday) and I am feeling much better. The swelling has gone down and the pain only comes from the nerves in my wrist that will take a little longer to heal. I only mention this because posts are being typed one handed... or rather one finger at a time so I am trying to pace myself... hence the length of time it took me to get this posted.
For those people not in the 'X' generation and who need translation of the term BFFs (welcome to my life, by the way... I had to ask one of my teenagers) - Best Friends Forever
Anyone who recognizes the movie line I blatantly stole... no doubt you'll know I may have watched 'The Mummy' a few too many times.
As for life in general at the moment... It's just Ducky! Thanks for asking. (somehow I have misplaced that ad for eBay and my index finger is developing a callus so the kids are momentarily safe...)
And lastly, to Air Force Wife... I guess I am susceptible to a double dog dare after all...