I'm putting this here so I don't have to type this whole thing out 30 times with one hand...
Saturday I had a (very very very) close encounter with a (very very very) angry goose. This sent me to the pavement pretty hard and my elbow swelled rapidly. I could still move it and it didn't change color so I assumed it was just bruised or something. I iced it all day and while it was a nightmare trying to get to sleep that night because I got a jolt of horrible pain every time I failed to keep it at a 110 degree angle, I felt considerably better after sleep.
Sunday the swelling and pain had both been reduced by about half and there were still no funny colors so I was convinced it might be a sprain or something. My parents offered to take me to get x-rays but it was Easter and I didn't want to keep them from the get together with my extended family at my Grandma's house so I sat in a recliner at home and watched Netflix all day. I didn't want my muscles to have any issues from lack of use so throughout the day, when I could, I'd stretch my arm a bit, rotate it, push it so I wouldn't have to worry about some rehabilitation period once the soreness went away. There was still pain when I moved it certain ways, but it felt better. I was convinced things were improving. Sleep was easier that night.
Monday the swelling seemed almost completely gone. There was still a dull ache in some positions though so I gave in and went to get x-rays. For the pictures they had me stretch and rotate my arm into extremely uncomfortable positions and hold it there (for example they wanted a picture with my arm straight out and my palm facing straight up, both of those things by themselves were physically not possible in my arm's current condition). After about 8 poses (6 of which were so painful I couldn't fully achieve the pose they wanted) they looked at the pics and decided my bones were fine. It was just a sprain. They wrapped my arm up and sent me home with painkillers and an assurance that in a week I'd be fine, so I made no real effort to do anything special with my arm in the following days.
Today, Thursday, they called me and wanted me to come get a splint. When I arrived I was told my elbow is actually fractured and they didn't see it at first, so they want me in a splint until they can get me together with an orthopedic surgeon. Awesome.
So, unfortunately, I may not be super chatty for a bit. I want everyone to know this so no one thinks I'm ignoring or dismissing them. It's just awkward to type with this splint, and typing this message one handed has taken like a half an hour. I still think you're all great, even if I can't reply to everyone right now. >.<
2 years, 1 month ago
21 Apr 2017 00:02 CEST