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post #51 of 91 Old 05-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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hoping for you to have a quick recovery!
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post #52 of 91 Old 05-06-2013, 05:20 AM
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two words.... "Magic Chocolate" that stuff seems to fix all the ailments in this household... Except my wrist -_-

How you doing today OP? Have you begged for the stronger "locked cabinet" meds yet? Hope your managing the pain a little better!!


BTW, i'm sitting here awkwardly typing with my left hand, while my right arm is raised above my head in an attempt to stop the pain (it's not working).
I'm also right-handed, and in the middle of training to become a vet nurse, brilliant.
What did I do to my arm? I was asked to stand on a piece of sheet metal that my BF and his father were pulling signwriting off, to stop it flexing.... They got to the end, stepped off it and went to pull the last bit off, and the steel suddenly slid towards them, sending me backwards and landing with my full weight on my wrist on the concrete floor. It was numb and I had no feeling in it for a full day so I went to the hospital and waited 3.5hours, (while my dog was dying an hours drive away) for the nurse to then ask me if I would like an x-ray.... No, I spent the last 3.5 hours here because I like the **** atmosphere, duh.. -_-
So it didnt get xrayed and my bf had to drive me home cause I can't work the indicators or change gear with one hand.

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post #53 of 91 Old 05-08-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear that Holly, sometimes it's amazing what goes thru guys heads sometimes.

So it's been almost a week, & I'd say I'm doing pretty well. As much as it's killing me, I'm TRYING to behave and stay in bed / on the couch with the foot up. And it's driving me nuts!!!

Sunday, I took out the nerve block that had been put in behind my knee. It was a catheter that was put in a nerve behind my knee that continuously pumped drugs to my foot to keep it asleep. I can't believe they have you take out the catheter yourself, but they do. Thankfully, it came out like it was supposed to. I think I had full feeling about 2 hrs later. With the pain pills, it wasn't to bad.

Monday was TERRIBLE!!! Even with the pain pills, I was dying. It just kept getting more & more numb all the way up my leg. Another weird thing that happened was that my throat & tongue were raw & felt swollen. By that night it was to much so I called the Dr's office & got the on-call surgeon. I explained my symptoms & what I had been doing to try & fix it. His response "you just had surgery, it's going to hurt" Yeah, got that doc, thanks. JERK!!

Yesterday it was a bit better, so I decided not to call MY doc, & today it's MUCH better. My toes still feel weird, so I'm hoping it's just temporary. Of course it's GORGEOUS outside, & since I don't have a lounge chair I'm stuck in the house.

I have managed to watch the Buck Brennaman documentary. Not bad, not what I thought it was going to be, but still interesting. I'm honestly trying not to watch or read to much horse stuff (sort of on the failing end of that, lol). Because if I do, I'm SERIOUSLY going to get impatient & that's NOT what I need, haha.

Getting slightly upset about the horse market, and watching prices slowly increase, and my chances of getting a decent one cheap aren't looking good. But we'll see, weirder things have happened, lol. All I know is I WANT TO GET BACK ON A HORSE!!!

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Not sure I should keep updating, but until someone tells me to shut up, I might as well, lol.

The splint came off today!!! Hard GLOW IN THE DARK cast is on. Best part is, the Dr. Said 3 weeks, not 4 . WOOO HOOOO

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That's great! Shorter recovery time is always awesome .

Has the pain abated for the most part?

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post #56 of 91 Old 05-13-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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That's great! Shorter recovery time is always awesome .

Has the pain abated for the most part?
I WISH and I'm out of the good pain meds. They had to reposition my foot to a "heels down" place. Seriously I would've thought that after 25 years of drilling that into my head to the point it being second nature, it'd be easy right? NOT!!!

HOLY CRAP does it hurt now, getting kicked doesn't hurt as bad. I hoping it doesn't last to long. I'm still just happy about the 3 weeks
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Yes you should keep updating us all! That's great news, except the pain of course.

I'm in a backslab on my arm, going back to the hospital tomorrow for more xrays

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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post #58 of 91 Old 05-14-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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You all are great:)

I was going to try & go back into the office today, but wow does it hurt still! And I haven't even got out of bed yet. I'm not looking forward to finding out what it's really like in a few. Little man brought me "breakfast" in bed, so I'm laying here pretending to eat, lol. The kids LOVE the glow in the dark cast, & were playing with pen light on it last night:)

Defiantly calling the doc for more drugs today as soon they open!!!

Holly, did you ever find out what was wrong with your arm?
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You all are great:)

I was going to try & go back into the office today, but wow does it hurt still! And I haven't even got out of bed yet. I'm not looking forward to finding out what it's really like in a few. Little man brought me "breakfast" in bed, so I'm laying here pretending to eat, lol. The kids LOVE the glow in the dark cast, & were playing with pen light on it last night:)

Defiantly calling the doc for more drugs today as soon they open!!!

Holly, did you ever find out what was wrong with your arm?
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A glow in the dark cast!! I've never seen one of those!!

No not yet, I meant to say my appt is tomorrow, wednesday, not today it's still sore though and I can't write, of course I would have an exam tomorrow so now I have to have a reader writer -_-

Good idea

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So I sucked it up a little (actually I just took A LOT of ibuprofin, lol) and went in to work for awhile. I think I was only there for an hour....they yelled at me, lol. The company owner said "if you wanted to do some work, you should've called and I would've dropped it off for you." I LOVE working for a small company!!

I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!! Hahaha so we agreed that I should come in everyday for a few minutes just to touch base, and for me to print stuff off and make copies. And then I'll work from home the rest of the time, and I'm only supposed to do actual work for 4 hrs a day.

I have to admit that I thought I would be able to do more than I actually can. Just going to Walmart to grab another pair of yoga pants was almost more than I could take. I seriously thought a quick trip like that wouldn't be over doing it, and would be a nice way to slowly get mobile again WITHOUT over doing it. WOW, was I wrong

You want to talk about frusterating and embarrasing. I consider myself relatively athletic & strong (not a body builder by any means, but I can lift more than the average female, and even some men), and in good shape. I work outside & have a physical job. So when I have to sit down after just walking from the parking lot to the womens clothes at walmart (which are right up front) just to keep from passing out, I just want to cry.

Ugh, now I'm in a bad mood

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