Saturday, May 9, 2009

Six Word Saturday

I'm posting! Can you believe it?!

Head over to my incredibly wonderfuly, but terribly neglected friend Cate for more Six Word Saturday!

I'm ALIVE!!! Arm still not good, but I'm ALIVE!!!

This arm thing SUCKS!

I just finished week one of four weeks of physical therapy.

And I HATE not blogging, but the continuous typing sends little darts of pain straight to my elbow. The tendon in my elbow that is inflammed goes down the forearmand attaches to the fingers. ARGH!

About a week and a half a go I had a cortisone shot in my elbow.

But - it gave me a great story - 'specially since I can laugh at myself - and share my idiocy with the entire blogosphere!

Let me preface the story by telling you Baby Chicklet sleeps with us - crucial information!

(Yes, she's four. Don't get me started.)

For a day and a half AFTER the cortisone shot, I was in EXCRUTIATING pain. I couldn't bend my wrist or pain would shoot up my arm, and I seriously would moan, yell, cry. Not pretty.

I called the ortho doc and told him I thought he did something wrong. Seriously.

He said although my reaction to the shot was not typical, it was not abnormal.

WHAT?!? I was already counting my malpractic millions in my head.

He called me in some pain meds and said to call the next day if it wasn't any better.

After sleeping MAYBE an hour all night long (and not being able to blog while I was awake - woe is me!) I was on the phone the second they opened. And I was starting to count the malpractice millions again, because there was a MAJOR new problem!

Here's the conversation:

Me: Well, the pain is no better, and I'm totally freaking out now because I have teeny, tiny GREEN spider vein looking things going down my arm!

Nurse: The way you are reacting to the shot, I hate to tell you, but you are probably going to be in pain until the steroids kick in tomorrow or the next day. But I've never heard of the other problem.

Me - Seriously. I have green spider veins in various spots on my arm. There's a circular spot around the injection area and the veins are in sporadic places down my forearm.

Nurse: I'm going to have to talk to the doctor and get back with you. This is totally new to me. Can you look very close at them and see if you can describe them a little more?

Me: (Arm up in my face, moving my finger over the green areas) Ummmm.....never mind.

Nurse: Excuse me?

Me: Never mind. I think I need to take a shower.

Nurse: Huh?

Me: Ummm....It's coming off. I think my little one drooled her green ring pop on my arm during the night.

Damn - there goes the malpractice millions once again!!!