Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I just came back from the Orthopaedics Associates in Lewes. I don't have any bones fractured in my wrist!
This is great news!
My appointment was at 2:20 this afternoon. It was just over two weeks ago that I fell at the entrance to the American Legion Post 28 building in Millsboro and jammed my right arm. I should have gone to the emergency room right away but I didn't. By Tuesday the pain was so great that I decided to go to my doctor. She ordered an X-ray. It took all that time for me to see the doctor at the orthopedic unit to go over my X-ray.
At today's appointment, the orthopedic doctor showed me the X-ray. I did fracture my elbow. A small fracture. In fact I can't even feel it now. I asked him what should I do about it. He said "Nothing" which is fine by me.
But here was the problem. My wrist is still hurting big time. The X-ray that I had taken two weeks ago (today actually) wasn't of my wrist. It was only of my arm. I was hurting so much then that it probably covered up the problem I have with my wrist.
The doctor took an X-ray of my wrist today. He showed me the X-ray. He said I have arthritis in my hand. He said "You've had that quite some time." He's right. I've had it since 2000. I looked at the X-ray past the arthritic thumb and saw a lot of little bones. Oh God I thought, please don't let any of them be broken. They weren't! He said "It looks like you just got a bad sprain. It will continue to get better. If it doesn't, give us a call and we'll look at it again."
What a relief! Looking at all those intricate and delicate bones in my wrist, I fear to think of what could have happened. I got lucky.....again. I've been pretty lucky all my life health wise. My streak continues.
Thank you whatever power that is in heaven or wherever. I promise to be a good boy for here on out.
Now it's time for a well deserved nap.