Friday, April 30, 2010
It's the final countdown
The ER Dr was the same I'd seen Monday, which saved me a lot of talking. I just explained the horror of my NON appointment the day before.
She was aghast. Looked at my xray again, gave me a half-cast and an appointment for orthopedics herself as part of my discharge instructions. Thus sidestepping my own Dr entirely. YAY!
Turns out not only did I bang up my knuckle I also fractured a bone in my hand in a couple places so I get a half cast (it's removable) for the next month. I can take it off for showering and if I'm resting, but if I'm lifting anything or moving around the house or driving or anything other than, sitting or sleeping I get to have it on.
She also gave me Percocet (man I love that stuff). But it turns out the half cast was what did the trick because it immobilized my hand and not just my finger.
The ladies at Church are bringing us supper for the next few days, and DH should be home early next week (cross your fingers he's on the first plane out, and that it doesn't get grounded for repairs).