Jan 21, 2010

Annnnd We're Off!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
Thank you SO much for the well wishes and good vibes! Not only did I find much comfort in them, THEY WORKED! Not for me, but that is alright. Nae is better! We took her to the doctor Wednesday and she was released to go back to school. YAY!!! Apparently when your doctor doesn't catch something he should've you get rock star treatment and MANY apologies later. The whole office apologized to Nae and myself many times and we weren't in the office for hours. Which was nice, obviously but I still wish her doctor would have done a blood sample to check for mono when her strep test came back negative. I'm just glad that I pestered them enough times before we took her to the ER that they now know I wasn't just some over protective neurotic mother. She still needs to have an ultrasound of her spleen to make sure it's not enlarged, but that's just a precaution. That doctor won't be taking any more chances, at least with us! So good news there! I'm SO relieved! She was one SICK kid!

I went to my surgeon Tuesday and he injected me with that lovely "numb juice" right! into! my! joint! *shudder* It didn't hurt after the first "stick", but WOW did it feel WEIRD! He was hoping he could loosen us the knuckle and it would "pop" back into it's correct place. It did not *sigh* So, that means surgery is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:15am. That really sucks! I really want to get this fixed because I can't continue on like I have been for the last 3 weeks. I'm really not looking forward to the pain or recovery time.

Apparently he's going to put a screw in my knuckle (that's the part that's freaking me out) for about 3 weeks, let everything heal, then go back in and take it out. That's the plan anyway, we really aren't sure because he has never seen this type of injury before. He use to work at a Shrinner's hospital for crippled children and he has NO idea what is going on in there. I kind of feel bad for the guy. he seems just as frustrated as I am. Maybe he'll write something up in The Journal of Medicine and we'll be FAMOUS! I don't need credit for being a freak of nature, but I will take my surgery free of charge ;o) It's almost like I'm the teacher and he's the student, so in reality he should be paying ME, right? Just a thought...

In the mean time, I'm going to take it easy and do my BEST to be a better patient. Dirty is getting very frustrated with me because I'm doing too much. I try, I really do, but then I think "oh it's just stirring the noodles for a LITTLE while, not like I'm making something that needs to be stirred CONSTANTLY." So I do it, then Dirty sighs and tells me go to sit and I get very defensive. It's been less then fun here in the Mess household. But I promise to try my best to ask for help *crosses heart*

I did get my hair washed today *ahhhh* and cut. Oh that felt so nice! All I had to do was lay my head down in the sink and then my hair was magically washed and cut. Thinking about doin it every day. Not the hair cut, but the washing of my hair, FOR SURE!

Thank you again for the well wishes and the kind words, I truly appreciate it!

19 friends have commented:

gbaugh on January 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM said...

Glad you are feeling less stress. It does help with the healing process. Have a great weekend.
Gerardine Baugh

GeekByMarriage on January 22, 2010 at 6:14 AM said...

Told you that you were 1 of a kind or if you'd prefer unique or not normal. I'll give you til Thurs afternoon to update or I'll text and bug you! I know you'll be on drugs.

Sheliza on January 22, 2010 at 7:38 AM said...

Glad Nae is better and I so love getting my hair washed too :) Wish I could get that along with a nice massage daily (in my dreams)

tomi on January 22, 2010 at 3:11 PM said...

That is great news about Nae!

I was more worried about you guys - fingers and mono - and am very glad that all is turning out well.

Hope recovery goes smoothly as well xoxo

tomi on January 22, 2010 at 3:12 PM said...
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Quiet Dreams on January 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM said...

I'm so glad Nae is better. I wish your hand had magically healed itself, though. So sorry you're still in pain. I'll be thinking of you bunches.

Kristin on January 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM said...

I'm so glad Nae is better and I"m so sorry they are going to have to resort to surgery to fix your finger.

Mrs Bee on January 22, 2010 at 5:28 PM said...

Oh wifey!!
I'll be waiting to hear from you on thursday Mrs!!

So glad Nae is feeling better!!

Sending you lots of love and mushy stuff...

x

cysteract on January 22, 2010 at 6:44 PM said...

So so Happy that Nae is doing better. I'll be sending you lots of hugs, well wishes and good juju on Wednesday!

Being a good patient is so hard! Iry to relax and take care of yourself..you deserve it! :-)

Dolli-Mama on January 22, 2010 at 7:33 PM said...

At the Ortho clinic were Hubby works (for one more week and that's it) he spends most of his day giving people injections in the joints of there knees and hips. He says the hip needles are huge, and it's really funny because people freak out sometimes when they have never had one before. Anyway, it's part of an arthritis treatment so they have to get these injections on a regular basis! At least you don't have to do that!
Good luck with Surgery, I hope it all goes well!

sunflowerchilde on January 23, 2010 at 1:45 PM said...

So sorry you have to do surgery. And that's so weird they still don't know exactly what's wrong with the finger. At least when it's all over, you'll be feeling so much better. And I'm happy Nae is better, too. And I remember when my lovely husband washed my hair in the sink about 3 or 4 days after my knee surgery, it was pure heaven. See if Dirty will do that for you!

Sunny on January 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM said...

Hooray!!! I'm so glad Nae is feeling better! Sick kiddo = much :(

At least you don't have to wait long for your surgery. This will all be a distance memory very soon. Hang in there!

Alana on January 23, 2010 at 5:10 PM said...

Catching up...

SO glad Nae is feeling better, and major SUCKAGE that doc didn't test for mono and your poor baby ended up in the ER. At least she's better now, what an ordeal!

Surgery on Weds---will be thinking of you gal. Hope that all goes well!

WiseGuy on January 24, 2010 at 4:03 AM said...

Oh having your hair washed is heaven....but I wish you were getting it done just for fun rather than the impending surgery.

I am happy that Nae is doing better now....I have to really catch up on your blog....

I hope it all goes well. Do not overwork yourself....

kate on January 24, 2010 at 3:21 PM said...

SO GLAD Nae is doing better! Great news! Mono can be a real bitch to get rid of, so it's fantastic that she's recovering so quickly.

Your poor hand. I wish you didn't have to have surgery, but I'm glad that your doctor is willing to do what it takes to fix your hand. It has to suck not being able to function normally. But I'll be sending good thoughts your way this Wednesday morning for a smooth, uneventful surgery and recovery!

SassyCupcakes on January 25, 2010 at 3:42 AM said...

I'm so glad Nae is feeling better. Maybe she can build up her strength again by washing your hair for you and giving you massages. :)

It really sucks about your hand, but *fingers crossed* you can get it fixed and you can go back to being you without the terrible strain of trying to be a good patient and not doing everything for everyone all the time. ;)

JamieD on January 25, 2010 at 12:10 PM said...

I can't believe this post is four days old! Has it really been ~that~ long since I've been by?!?!

I'm glad Nae is better!! Poor girl - she sure went through a rough patch.

And surgery for you?!?! Who would have thought this would all come from moving a box?!?! Sending you big hugs and I'll be thinking about you in the morning.

jingle on January 26, 2010 at 10:36 AM said...

Hello,

Best wishes for your beloved ones,
you deserve the best,

take good care.

Kimbosue on January 26, 2010 at 1:06 PM said...

Glad Nae is better!
You should totally get the surgery for free!
Who knewbyou needed that blasted finger so much?

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