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Sarasvati ([personal profile] sarasvati) wrote2011-06-11 09:19 am
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Not how I wanted to get off work...

Excuse any typos here. I have only one good hand to use right now...

Yesterday, I broke my finger. A minor enough injury, you think. Aha, here's how it's not so minor. I broke it in such a way that a fragment snapped off and actually being held away from the main bone by the ligament, and it requires me to see a reconstructive surgeon to fix it. I'll also probably have arthritis in that finger from now on, because of where and how the break was.

I'm off work for at least 2 weeks and will probably also need to do physio to help this thing heal. I see the surgeon on Monday.

I'm wearing a temporary cast that goes almost to my elbow this weekend, to support the finger. I've also been given narcotics and muscle relaxants to help with the pain. I want to use them sparingly, though.

Anyway, since I can't do anything now that requires both hand (go on, make that "typing with one hand" joke, you know you want to), I'll probably fill the hours with lots and lots of reading. And trying not to think about how I'll be paying the rent without having worked for money.

But damn, the world really isn't built for the one-handed! I can't even open my pill bottles without help right now. I guess it could be worse, though. I could be going through this and still need my cane to get around. No idea what I'd do then!

[personal profile] dsgood 2011-06-12 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
Good healing!
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[personal profile] trinker 2011-06-12 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
O.O !

I'm glad you have treatment, and with for quick and thorough healing for you.

Not going to ask what happened, because I'm sure you'd rather use energy in other ways now.
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[personal profile] trinker 2011-06-13 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
@.@ That's ... mindboggling.

Macabre jokes saved for later.
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[personal profile] cassaclyzm 2011-06-22 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Good lord! I didn't even realize you broke your finger - this is what happens when I go days without internet and then try to catch up in tiny, tiny bursts. I hope you have/had good luck with the surgeon and that the pain meds are daaaaamn good ones.