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[personal profile] sid
as some of you have heard, i've managed to mess up my shoulder. here's the story:

getting off a shuttle bus Sat evening, clinging heavily to the railing because knees are bad, somehow succeeded in damaging right shoulder very painfully. Brother and SIL took me to ER. attempting to remove tshirt and bra to put on gown reduced me to sobbing mess, had to wait for assistance. nurse couldn't find a vein to start IV, so gave me morphine injection and ordered Xrays. Xray lady appeared (much later) just as i disappeared behind curtain to go potty. she went away. moving around had re-amped pain level, so 2nd shot of morphine given by nurse.

I should have laid down again first. I am a fainter.

Nurse left. i'm sitting on end of bed, starting to feel odd. is this what 2 doses of morphine feel like, or is this the blood draining from my brain? deciding to take no chances, i ease myself straight back, with legs still dangling over end of bed. next i know, i'm staring up at unfamiliar ceiling which is not my bedroom, although i clearly was sound asleep and dreaming just a second ago...

everything comes flooding back. i sit up. i'm soaked with sweat, nauseated, in pain, and realizing how close i came to pitching off the bed and cracking my skull open. Xray lady knocks. "help" i yelp.

she gets me lying down w/cool cloth and wheels in machine to do Xrays right there. i'm disoriented sweaty mess but am able to slowly cooperate while trying not to puke. she leaves. nurse eventually comes back. i tell him about passing out. also talk to brother who called my cell. i tell them BOTH that i still haven't been to Xray. oops.

nurse leaves. brain cells engage. i utilize call button to confess my loopiness. now we're just waiting for Xray results.

nothing's broken, so they discharge me with a sling, a script for 8 vicodin, instructions to follow up with my usual provider, and the offer of a 3rd shot of morphine, which i turn down.

get outside to find brother has come to pick me up in his TRUCK. i can't climb into a truck like this!! i send him to lobby to get help (maybe they have a forklift?). ultimately a stepstool thingy does the trick. *g*

saw my doc yesterday. have more vicodin, and he ordered a MRI, but that could take a couple of weeks to be approved by insurance. MRI is the only way to actually see if i've torn something, and whether tear is large enough to require surgery or small enough to heal on its own.

meanwhile, ice, vicodin, and sleeping on my back. and not being able to drive, at least right now. not being able to do much. :-(

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Date: Sep. 17th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
sg_wonderland: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
I'd offer you a hug but I don't know where to put my hands that won't hurt! Good thing it's a virtual hug!

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Date: Sep. 17th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
magnavox_23: (Daniel_naptime)
From: [personal profile] magnavox_23
*Hugs gently* How horrible! I hope you are able to heal soon *sends positive thoughts* <3

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Date: Sep. 17th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion

*sends lots of good thoughts and healing vibes*

*offers tea*

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Date: Sep. 17th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Oh, Sid! Lots of healing thoughts and gentle hugs winging to you. Be careful and look after yourself.

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Date: Sep. 17th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
I am so sorry. So glad you had help. Take care.

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Date: Sep. 17th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
alcyone301: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alcyone301
Aww, sid, so sorry. Find a comfortable position (or the nearest thing to it you can achieve), pile the pillows to maintain it, and sleep for two days.
*dims lights, hums lullaby, tiptoes out*

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
ivorygates: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ivorygates
OMG! What a goat rodeo! I am so sorry this happened to you, and I hope it heals REALLY FAST AND COMPLETELY.

::nods firmly::


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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
archersangel: (life sucks)
From: [personal profile] archersangel

same here.

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
annejack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] annejack
OH dear! Lost of gentle hugs! I hope it'll get better soon.

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] freyasboy
What a dreadful experience, Sid. I'm so sorry to hear about it and send you lots of healing thoughts and good wishes.

Gentle hugs on the good side of your body.

Chris xx

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 11:28 am (UTC)
esteven: (Default)
From: [personal profile] esteven
My poor dear Sid!
*sends tea and sympathy and many many positive vibes*
*is careful to hug*
*fluffs pillows very gently and pulls them straight to support shoulder*
*crosses fingers that insurance will decide faster than usual*

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelsallfire
Aww, sweetie! I'm so sorry. Sending you good vibes for healing. Do be careful, take it easy.

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
jdjunkie: (hug)
From: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Well, crap on a very big stick.

All my love for a speedy recovery, baby.

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Date: Sep. 18th, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
magickmoons: (weirdDay)
From: [personal profile] magickmoons
Gentle, gentle hugs. I'm so sorry, and I hope you don't have to wait too long for the MRI. Waiting sucks when you're in pain. (Well, really it sucks all the time, but especially so when you're in pain) I'm sending you lots of feel better vibes!

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Date: Sep. 19th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
lilyleia78: Close up of a lily in black and white (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilyleia78
Sorry to hear you're hurting.

Gentle hug to uninjured side

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Date: Oct. 1st, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
jaxon_knight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaxon_knight
Wow. This sounds like the kind of circus that happens to me. I *totally* feel your pain, except, y'know, in my hips.

::waits for your Vicodin to take effect::

::checks to see that you aren't barfing from the narcotic, then hugs you gently::


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