Thank you all very much for your kind words last week! This has been quite an ordeal, and I've been pretty down and blue about it.
So, as I mentioned I not only broke the distal radius in my wrist but I shattered it. Last Thursday I had an appointment with the orthopedist and I figured I would get a cast and be on my merry way...back in work in a couple of days. Um. Sadly, it did not work out like that. The very nice PA informed me I would need surgery and wouldn't be going back to work for at least 6 weeks if not longer. *sigh* In hindsight, I'm glad I signed up for the higher supplemental short term disability. And thank God my mom is staying with me for the whole week
|Post-op pet cuddling|
I kept falling asleep too - felt very narcoleptic. I was a tad bit annoyed at the hospital too...my nurse in recovery couldn't get mt pain under control. Everytime she gave me a new dose through the IV I stayed at about a 9 level of pain...one would think you would
switch to another medicine but no...not there. She did seem more concerned with the guy one curtain over from me. I had to ask for a pillow twice - she was too busy chatting with that other patient. When she came back to me 20 minutes later and asked if she could get me anything I was like "I still hurt..and pillow??" she was like "yes, I know...you asked for that aleady" and went off in a huff to find one. So needless to say..not fun.