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29 October 2009 @ 03:36 pm
Ouch.  
Okay, so it still hurts to type and I won't be doing it for long. Here's what's happened:

Saturday night, got very very very drunk and decided it would be a good idea to cover one of the walls in my living room with bad poetry.
Stood on a stool. Fell off that stool. Landed with my hand out. (I remember how I did it now)
Sunday, slept throught most of the day.
Monday, realised the bruise at the base of my thumb was pretty serious and pretty sore.
Tuesday, went to the doctors. They told me ther was a good chance it was broken and sent me to A&E (got a lift).
Got XRayed, got strapped up, got painkillers.
Wednesday, really uncomfortable so I went back to the doctors. They told me I had probably fractured my scaphoid bone and I had to go back to A&E. Since it was late afternoon and I knew I couldn't get a lift, I let the nurse restrap it so it was a bit more comfortable and went home.
Thursday morning, got the train into the 3 Towns (10 minutes), got a bus into Kilmarnock (Where the nearest A&E is) (1 hour).
11:25 - triaged, asked to wait as there was no available treatment room.
11:40 - saw an ENP (Emergency Nurse Practioner) and put in queue for XRAy
11:45 - XRayed (painfully, they kept moving my hand into new and painful positions to make sure they got the angle they needed)
12:10 - Spoke again to ENP who confirmed that although there's no obvious fracture on the scaphoid, it can take up to 14 days for that to appear. Also confirmed that there's a chip out of one of the carpals in my wrist which was why the strapping I got on Tuesday was uncomfortable.
12:15 - Given a splint this time and an appointment to go back next Thursday for another round of XRays to confirm the scaphoid issue.

*sigh*

Drinking is for losers. On the plus side, the NHS Accident & Emergency at Crosshouse Hospital are fantastic. Even if they are over an hour away from where I live by public transport. Sometimes I hate living in the vast acres of nowhereness like I do! So yeah, because this really is kinda painful to be typing, I won't be online much for a while. Link me what I miss?

*hugs*
 
 
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thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on October 29th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Ouch Ouch Ouch. We are going to have to pad bits of you with foam if you're gonna drink alot.

*hugs Sho gingerly*
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on October 31st, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Bubble wrap. It's the only logical solution, plus it's fun!

*hugs*
velvetwhip: Sucked Dung by mirasolvelvetwhip on October 29th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Ow! Oh you poor baby! *pets your hand*


Gabrielle
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on October 31st, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
It's definitely not a fun thing to have happen so soon after the last time.

*pouts*
Saffiulla Karmanskarman on October 29th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Just take it easy, alright? I hope other things are going better, though.

*sends you virtual hugs and chocolate*
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on October 31st, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Definitely trying to slow down a little!

*hugs*
draconin: Hugdraconin on October 30th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Consider yourself gently hugged!

Also Gibbslapped upside the head!! *g*
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on October 31st, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I know, I'm getting really clumsy in my old age - with or without alcohol!