the police & fire department came to take care of things. the husband drove up to get me. we went straight to the emergency clinic. i broke my left wrist. boo.
i spent the weekend with my arm in a splint. in pain. lots of pain. i didn't get a doctor appointment until late this afternoon. the first thing the nurse said was 'what the $%^^%^ were they thinking, they splinted the wrong side of your arm.' i broke the radial side, they splinted the ulnar side. no wonder i had so much pain, the break in my wrist was not stabilized. because of that, my arm was quite swollen. the doctor described it as a classic dinner fork break. from the side, my wrist is curved like the side of a fork. dh said looking at my wrist made him queasy, so for the faint of stomach, i made a link to the pictures. click if you choose.
link to wrist 2
i was given two choices. fix it or don't fix it. the fix it options is surgery putting a plate and pins in my wrist. i asked what the don't fix it option meant. he would cast it and let it heal all crooked. i asked who chose that option, he said sometimes the elderly. i choose fix it. surgery is scheduled for monday afternoon. fun. in the mean time, they put a cast on to stabilize the break. i chose orange.
now i have to face insurance claims and car shopping. and take more pain killers.
p.s. now you understand why i quit using the shift key. please forgive me.