Jan 13, 2010


Musings of A Beautiful Mess
It looks like I'm headed for surgery. The doc said I did dislocate this damn finger and it did go back into place. That's good! BUT the tendon that runs over the knuckle is not there. He can't be sure but he thinks it's laying on the OUTSIDE of my bone. OUCH! He was pushing up on it and he felt a lot of tension. He didn't want to push too hard because he didn't want to cause me any undue pain or snap the tendon. I told him he could, but either he had to get me a bucket to throw up in or a pillow so I don't hit my head on the floor when I pass out :D Weird he didn't push up on my finger when I hissed.

He put the splint back on and made me an appointment to see a hand surgeon. That appointment is tomorrow *sigh* I'm not as scared as I was yesterday, but still pretty uneasy about the whole thing.

I talked to my math instructor about the possibility of surgery and he didn't seem concerned about me not being able to do my homework. I'm doing the best to not let this whole thing get me down, but to be honest it isn't easy. I'm frustrated that I can't do ANYTHING. I can't cook dinner, can't wash my hair, unbutton my jeans, clean the house, pretty much anything that requires the use of both hands, I am unable to do. I can't even go running because the movement will jostle my hand and it hurts!

I did put a call out for help yesterday and asked a friend to make dinner for us because we're all VERY sick of pizza. That sucked having to ask for her help, but also made me feel good that I had an amazing friend to help me out. Thank you Tracy!

My lil sis, dad and their gang are all here this week. It's nice to be able to hang out with them and have some help around here, but also sucks because I can't do anything I had planned. I was going to make lasagna and pumpkin cheesecake for them, now I can't. Dirty is helping, obviously, but ummmmm...how can I say this politely....DUDE CAN'T COOK TO SAVE HIS OWN LIFE! Hence the reason we've had pizza or breakfast for dinner since Thursday. But not tonight! Tonight we're eating the dinner Tracy made us! Tomorrow, lil sis is going to help me with the stew. Not sure about the rest of the week, but right now, we've got dinner covered tonight. So very thankful that we will NOT be eating pizza tonight!

Nae is still really sick! Her strep test came back negative, and she isn't feeling much better. She's been on antibiotics since Monday afternoon, so we thought she'd be feeling better. Not quite sure what's going on. Does anyone know anything about tonsillitis? She hasn't had a fever but her throat is really sore and she can't talk. I'm having a hell of a time getting a hold of her Doctor. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!

18 friends have commented:

kate on January 13, 2010 at 4:43 PM said...

Ooh. That SUCKS. But at least now you have an idea of what's wrong-- it's not just some random unknown injury.

I hope your kiddo feels better soon. Sore throats suck.

Sunny on January 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM said...

Oh no! I came here to get caught up... it started off so positive but now it's a bit of a rough patch, huh?

I can CERTAINLY relate to the frustration of not being able to do anything around the house. But cut yourself some slack and let others help you -- I'm sure they really enjoy giving back to you as you always give to them.

Hoping all goes well with your finger and poor Nae's illness!

My name is Andy. on January 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM said...

Oh no! I hope they get you in quick and get it fixed so you can be on the mend!

poor Nae....

Bec on January 13, 2010 at 4:55 PM said...

Oh honey that just sucks. I hope they can fix it all up for you so you can get back to your usual self xxx

GeekByMarriage on January 13, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

Oh no honey! My poor Danikins!

Mrs Bee on January 13, 2010 at 5:32 PM said...

Oh wifey, that is no good.
This long distance relationship sucks!
I'd make you dinner every night :(

When I was a teenager I used to get the worst tonsillitis ever.
I ended up having to have them removed.
Perhaps it's just a really really bad tonsillitis infection?

Stay clear of milk products, give her warm honey and lemon drinks and lots of hugs.

Fertility Chick on January 13, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you're going through all of this! Not being able to do anything is frustrating - but as others have said, let others help you and don't blame yourself.

I too had many bouts of tonsillitis and I don't remember much, but I remember being really, really sick. The lovely Mrs. Bee has great advice (as always!) Take care of yourselves!!

Kymberli on January 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM said...

You guys sure are being put through the ringers, aren't you? Not cool. Not cool at all. I hope that Nae is on her feet soon. I absolutely hate it when my kids are sick and I can't figure out what's wrong or how to fix it. :(

SassyCupcakes on January 13, 2010 at 7:03 PM said...

That sucks. I hope they can get it fixed up for you asap. Nae too. The only thing I can recommend is lots and lots of fluids - water, icy poles, jelly, anything cold and wet, and lots and lots of sleep. Cold cloths for fevers help too.

Kristin on January 13, 2010 at 10:12 PM said...

Oh man does that ever SUCK! BTW, the long strep test is like 48 hours I think. When Joey was so sick, we took him in on a Friday and we didn't get the news until Monday or Tuesday. It could still be strep. Tonsillitis is also a possibility.

Kimbosue on January 14, 2010 at 5:25 AM said...

Geez Louise! 2010 is not being nice to you. Hope your finger surgery goes well and you're back to your chipper self soon.

Poor Nae...

Raelene on January 14, 2010 at 6:55 AM said...

OUCH!!! That's no good. I was cringing as I read about your poor finger. Who knew lifting a box could be so damaging. I'm going to learn from this!
Feel better soon!

Quiet Dreams on January 14, 2010 at 8:05 AM said...

That sounds terrible! I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. I hope that it gets better for you SOON. I wish I lived close enough to cook you dinner or do SOMETHING tangible...

Anonymous said...

Gargle with salt water for the Nae’s throat. There are different types of lozenges that may help. Anything warm tea or lemonade or apple cider helps. It’s the warm liquid that heals.

I hope your surgery goes well, and you feel better really fast. Pain is very tiring and makes it hard to concentrate.

You described bad pain and your body’s reaction perfectly- I am sorry you can do that.

“I told him he could, but either he had to get me a bucket to throw up in or a pillow so I don't hit my head on the floor when I pass out”

Gerardine Baugh

tomi on January 14, 2010 at 4:38 PM said...

So sorry to hear about the finger, hope the surgeon can heal it without requiring too much work.

My mum used to say gentle gurgling with warm salted water helps with really sore throats.

Get well soon!


Dolli-Mama on January 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM said...

Dude, that sucks! I am so sorry, I hope the surgery goes well.

sunflowerchilde on January 14, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

OMG!!!! I had no idea you could even do something like that to yourself. I'm so sorry, surgery sucks. Hopefully if you have to do it, it will be a short recovery.

jingle on January 21, 2010 at 5:58 PM said...

pray for you,
be positive,
be true, be cool,
things will work out beautifully for you...

best wishes.

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