curious082385 32F
4230 posts
4/20/2006 4:43 am

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4/27/2006 5:14 am


So, you know that I injured my arm the other day.
Do you see that cute, little innocent-looking puppy over there?
That is Pippin and it is his fault.

The Story:
My sister is re-painting and rearranging her room. As she is a horrid pack rat, this also includes throwing out a lot of useless stuff and packing things into boxes to be given away. I was helping her by loading boxes of items to be donated into the car. There was one box that was too heavy and long for me to take on my own, so Dad had one end, I had the other. I was the one walking backwards. So, just as we head out the front door and onto the porch, little Pippin decides that he wants to go out too. As I stepped down onto the first stair, he dashed between my feet and I tripped over him. I let go of the box and fell backwards off the porch, stretching my arm behind me to try and catch myself. I hit the ground with my wrist, elbow and shoulder locked and twisted my arm underneath me. Instant ouch.

I went to the doctor and they thought it was just a sprain to my wrist...gave me a splinty-brace thingy and some pain pills. (To [blog saintlianna] and Dash...hands off the happy pills! My drugs...Mine!) But then yesterday, I has shooting pains running up my arm and into my back, whole left arm is swollen and I have a lovely purple bruise that runs from my elbow all the way to my shoulder blade. Scary thing is that I couldn't move my left hand at all. No feeling, no control, nada. So I went back to the doctor yesterday morning.

New diagnosis:

Wrist....just bruised and jammed (feeling better already)
Elbow...compression bruise to the soft tissue of the joint (gonna be sore for a few days, but should be fine)
Shoulder...this is the nifty one...apparently, when I fell, I completely dislocated it, but then when I stood up...it popped back into place. Hence all the swelling and bruising.

As far as the shoulder goes, they think that is where the nerve was damaged that was causing trouble with my hand...I pinched and hurt the nerves when I was popping my shoulder around. But according to the tests, it should heal ok on it's own as the inflammation goes down. Just have to wear this stupid sling for a while. But between the Vicodin and the anti-inflammatory meds, it doesn't hurt too bad unless I move it much.

Now all I have to do is keep Saint and Dash away from the pills and I'll be doing good.....

elysianpleasure 48M

4/20/2006 5:07 am

Bad puppy... bad puppy.

Feel better.

curious082385 replies on 4/20/2006 7:26 am:
Well, he did get kicked in the ribs as I fell over him (let out a pretty good yelp) so you can't be too mad at him.

dasher121 37M

4/20/2006 6:32 am

......de pills shall be mine!!!!!!! Hey, Happy 420 Dude!!!


curious082385 replies on 4/20/2006 7:28 am:
*hunches protectively over prescriptions, glares at Dash, smacks his hand as he reaches for the bottle*

Besides...it's 420....are you really trying to tell me that my pain pills are the best...umm, entertainment...you have?

sillyperv 55M

4/20/2006 7:15 am

You should be careful - you could have hurt the puppy.

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:42 am:
Next time that I'm hurtling towards the ground I'll try to be more mindful of the welfare of my dog.

imLadyBambi 59M/51F

4/20/2006 8:46 am

Thank God for pain pills!

And if you care for your dog the way I feel about my cats he/she is your baby and you still love him just the same.RIGHT!

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Lady Bambi

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:44 am:
Oh of course! He's my Pipp-a-din and he didn't know what he was doing. He's been up on the couch cuddling with me all day. It's funny...he seems to know that the sling means that I'm hurt. Usually he just jumps up and sort of flops down of top of me wherever he feels like it...but he is being very gentle and careful of my arm.

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
4/20/2006 10:02 am

aww hugs honey, it will happen any time soon to me too,my male cat seems to have a death wish lately and insists on following me everywhere ,ina nd out of my legs

I'm a

i'm here to stay

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:45 am:
Our cat does that too...he'll run forward and flop down at your feet right where you were just about to step. I've gotten very good at quick hops and skips to avoid squishing him.

caressmewell 54F

4/20/2006 12:36 pm

I hope your injury heals soon...enjoy your happy pills.

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:46 am:
The vicodin doesn't do anything to me, but the anti-inflammatory makes my whole body feel kinda floaty.

shyknight2005 43M
163 posts
4/20/2006 12:40 pm

One word----OUCH!

Might be able to sneak you some REALLY nifty pain drugs from the clinic...would prob sedate Pippin as well

JK...hope you heal quickly, milady.

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:54 am:
lol...you are going to have to meet Pip sometime...he is a little black ball of unending energy...it would take multiple horse trancs to sedate him. You're welcome to try though.

nightstalker172 38M
1258 posts
4/20/2006 1:04 pm

Gotta love animals who try and you know help...I remeber one time my cat tripped me in the hall way and I fell into the wall...and I mean INTO the wall..my arm almost went through to the bathroom on the other side and of course my should to the brunt of the impact by hitting the 2x4 framing inside the wall so that kinda stopped me from going through the shower .If I had I would have to replace tile too...and I really hate doing tile...didnt get hurt as much as you did though....Course..I had to replace the wall...myself...anyway I hope you feel better...

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:55 am:
Ok, you win on that one...I didn't break anything other then me.
*giggles at the mental image of being in the shower and suddenly having a hand come crashing through the wall*

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
4/20/2006 1:38 pm

You know something babygirl...as much as I'd love to meet you...when I read things like this and reflect upon my own inner klutz and penchant for blaming it on outside sources, I'm thinking it could be just too dangerous.

Hope you're healed soon and enjoy the happy pills while they last!

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:56 am:
lol...yeah, we are going to have to meet somewhere flat and open...no obstacles or trip hazards of any kind. Football-like padding might be a good idea too.

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
4/20/2006 8:01 pm

Get well soon while I'm off revising and sitting for my finals Will be missing you!

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:57 am:
Will do! Good luck on the tests.

rm_corezon 54F
3376 posts
4/20/2006 8:18 pm

good happy pills (slaps dasher's hand)...meanwhile puppy is happily playing with a rattly bottle and then the top comes off unnoticed by the humans...

puppy found hours later laying on his back belly up tongue hanging out with a euphoric expression on his little wee black face

bad puppy! bad puppy!

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:58 am:
See above comment to shyknight about the energy level of my dog!

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
4/20/2006 9:35 pm

Pill hog.......I'll remember that.

curious082385 replies on 4/21/2006 1:58 am:

Fox4aKnight1 44F

4/21/2006 3:59 am

hmmm thinking that if you ever come this way for a visit that we ought to have a padded room for you lmao .....Just so you don't hurt yourself gal lololol

curious082385 replies on 4/24/2006 3:45 am:
Yep...I need a bubble or one of those big padded suits that they use when training police dogs.

pet_humility 50F

4/21/2006 5:30 am

Poor puppy getting all the blame.. lol

What happen to you is the exact reason why
I won't walk backwards in those situations.
People get mad at me for it, but I don't
care, shit happens..

curious082385 replies on 4/24/2006 3:46 am:
I try not to go backwards down steps either, but for this one it couldn't be helped. The box was too heavy for me to carry it comfortably with my arms behind my back.

seek_u_topia 52M

4/21/2006 2:25 pm

Hang in there darlin' and enjoy those pain pills while you can! I hord them, thinking that one day i'll need them...then they expire...go figure

Hope you're feeling better already!

curious082385 replies on 4/24/2006 3:46 am:
Yep, it is feeling better every day.

londongames 37M

4/25/2006 6:32 pm

oh no! thats terrible.... silly puppy.......
the dog, not you

I hope ur gettin better & kudos for popping shoulder back in by yourself - without even realising! thats impressive!! i remember dislocating fingers in boxing and that hurt like an absolute B..bleeeeeeeeep...

give pippin a hug tho he might be feelin guilty


curious082385 replies on 4/27/2006 5:15 am:
Oh, I'm not denying the fact that it hurt like hell. Even though I didn't know at the time that I was popping it back into place.

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