~ 20th Nov 2008 ~
Right this is going to sound really off but then again, I am kinda loco....
I had fallen on my back about 23 minutes ago, kinda 'flup!' but my right hand had to do a smack down ( palm downwards ) first just before my back kissed the floor. It was a weird feeling as I went down kinda slow motion.
I thought of using both my hands to break the fall but remembered not a good idea or roll to one side to avoid minimal injury or try and lean forward so I don't go flat out. Alas...thought processes too slow and the right hand tried the heroic 'break fall' whilst the rest of me went " Oh No! I can't stop this at all!!! " as I lamely flew off my feet, saw them higher up before me for a split second before feeling the cold terrazo floor with my back. I did manage to keep my head up, so I guess that saved a concussion. Hahaha
Lying on the cold floor with my pants half way down past my feet ( you got it! The root of my evil. ;) thought I'd save time sliding them off along the way ;P) brought back memories of my last big fall some years back except I had landed on my front with a big thump! I immediately realised the chills and stiffness ~ nah...not death silly. I guess my body was preparing to go into stage two which is faint. First is shock.
No....with my luck, can't get away with simple stuff. As I called myself several unmentionable names, another part of me was feeling a sharp pain running along my hand attached to the afore mentioned 'heroic' hand. "Not again!" I groaned as I slowly tested with my cowardly hand to sit up. Next I thought of the two kids coming tomorrow. I can't carry baby B and that seemed to upset me more than whatever else that was in present time. Did I mention I am kinda loco?
Stood up, didn't sway but the chills were a lot more and ice water came to mind and FAINT was right behind it. Hey, I was not going to let this be my first faint and on the quiet..??? So I shirked off the offending pants, changed into my home shorts, grabbed my mobile and house keys to go moan at my neighbours. Once again, I was thwarted by the late hour and them having turned in to bed.
My heroes had done their biz and I grabbed the hose and started cleaning, pain or no pain. I was determined to use my arm before it stiffened up on me. Self diagnosis (dr qua without designer ck ) ...sudden jerk to wrist especially, nerves along forearm are throbbing, leading to the upper limb. No visible fractures and thumb and fingers are doing well in light grips. Just some throbbing pulses slowly creeping up past my elbow now.
And then it hit me. Blog now to make use of the fingers and arm. Real reason, this could be my last entry. ;) So the words flew in my head and 'pain blog' seemed to be the best header. Next was a debate to use hot or cold compress!! Must be the faint feeling....*whistle!* No worries, cold ice pack on my arm as I type but something else is happening, my eyes are feeling very heavy. Actually took a few zzz....ss. (ahem).
I can't straighten it fully and the pain is centered around my elbow - hope it's not revived my old fracture. :(. Felt the joints stiffening and swelling up earlier but after some ice time..........no swelling but pain still there.
Guess I'd better go pop some pain killers and glucousamine (miracle workers) and vit E before turning in. Hopefully I don't wake up looking sexy on my left and a budding wrestler on my right!!!
Ok ok, this is El Loco signing out and hopefully see you tomorrow. If not, you can guess what happened. :) *wink!*