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this is not how i invisioned today

I slipped and fell walking to work today*. My genius brain made the quick decision to try and brace my fall with my hand. My left hand (thumb) took a beating. I've had ice on it all day up until about an hour ago when we rain out of ice in the freezer. And no, we don't have a bag of froozen peas/green beans.

What was first uncomfortable  is now just plain painful. It is now throbbing and starting to actually hurt to move.

So now instead of going home to re-watch the Band of Brothers extras or work on my condo's finances, I'll be spending some time in the immediate care center.

I sincerely hope this thing is not broke. I really don't want to have to deal with wrapping my hand to take showers.

Edited to say, its not broke, just a bad sprain. I have a brace on my hand. And prescriptions to keep the swelling down and vicodin for the pain (which I'm going to try not to take).

*I blame the freakin white stuff and ice that accompanies it.

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anatolealice
Jan. 21st, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh no Gatzy, that doesn't sound good at all. I think you should go to the immediate care place as soon as possible. How will you get home?

I don't have a hug icon so I'm sending you a drink and heaps of quick recovery vibes.
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Thanks for the vibes. I think they helped since its not broke. Luckily it wasn't my right hand so I can still drive easily.
anatolealice
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh good. I'm really glad to hear that. *sending more vibes*
marymary
Jan. 21st, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! You poor thing! That ice out there is treacherous! It's so easy to take a tumble in this kind of weather, ice covering snow etc. STUPID WINTER HURTING GATZ!!!

Do you need anything? Can I drive you someplace or something? Please let me know.

I'm calling in all my vibes from wherever they are and redirecting them ALL to you for a quick recovery to your hand.

Now I'm feeling guilty for the selfish thought that it's your left hand which is probably not your mouse hand so you won't be away from us, LJ-wise, for as long as you might have been otherwise. Though still, not easy to type, I'm guessing. Ok, now I'll go back to thinking exclusively about your comfort and not my fun.
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh, you are too sweet. I'm okay. I'm good. It sounds like I should be sending the good vibes to your family now.

And yes, its my left but I use my left for the mouse. So typing is even more amusing. But I have drugs and a brace so tomorrow should be better.
marymary
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Well...better is better, but OW! A mouse lefty too. Oy.

Listen, don't let the drugs wear off. If the pain gets a foothold, it's much harder to get rid of. You might feel much better tomorrow. *crosses everything*
13_pines
Jan. 22nd, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh no! I hope your hand isn't broken, and that you feel better soon! Lots of vibes!
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Thanks. Not broken, thank god. Just a bad sprain.

Drugs and rest. All I'll be up to tonight.
caitrin
Jan. 22nd, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh no! I hope you feel better soon.
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Thanks. I have a brace now and drugs. I should be better.

This is just really annoying.
olsonm_raymond
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh Gatz! *hug* I hop you feel better it isn't serious. *Vibes!*
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Not serious, thank god. Just a bad sprain. Should be better soon. This is just such a PITA.
amycurl
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh noes, Gatz! This is *exactly* how I broke two bones in my right wrist about four years ago. I was in a cast for eight weeks--between Valentine's Day and Easter. Not fun.

*sending you health and wellness vibes*
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, A. No broken bones. Just a sprain. THANK GOD. Drugs and a brace should make this better soon. Though typing is slow and should be fun tomorrow at work. Thankfully, I had a couple of meetings today.
amycurl
Jan. 23rd, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! It seems weird to be celebratory, but when you consider the alternatives...
*shakes fist at white stuff*

I heard Chicago will be back in the single digits this weekend. Talk about ouchie. :P
tuesday_suit
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Oh, no! What a day you've had. I'm glad it isn't broken but I'm sorry you're in pain. :-(
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Thanks, Tues.

I'm hoping a good night sleep will help.

Though, I'm not looking forward to getting dressed tomorrow. You never know how much you use your thumbs until you can't use one.
marymary
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Mind if I just take your icon into the other room for a minute? I won't...damage him. 8-)
leli_5
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your hand/thumb! That really sucks and the white stuff is obviously to blame. It's evil, I tell you, evil! Whoever decided that Hell is hot has never spent time in our neck of the woods in late January/early February.

I'm glad it isn't broken, though. My sister broke her wrist via a similar manuever a few years back and it's a huge pain in the ass (no pun intended).
gatsbyfan
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Thanks. (Nice icon)

I'm thankful I don't need to wrap this arm up for showers and stuff. So pain for a couple of days isn't all that bad.
leli_5
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Nice icon
Thanks! I made it myself and I'm usually quite second-rate at photoshop, so I'm always very pleased when an icon doesn't come out looking weird.

I hope it heals quickly! I nearly (or maybe actually... I never went to the hospital) broke my toe a few weeks back and it's almost completely back to normal now. It only hurts in this one pair of shoes that I wear to the gym; I think because they're designed to make me walk/run properly and so I can't baby it at all. But hopefully you'll be back up to snuff in no time flat!
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