Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Numb Knuckle

Well sleeping with numb hand is quite an interesting concept. How the heck do you even know if you are jacking your hand up worse by putting it in some crazy weird position during the night? But yeah, let's get real here. Could I really jack it up more than it already is (note the multiple breaks on the index finger):



Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that the docs found more than just a break or two. The index finger was in four pieces. I wish they would stop looking at the x-rays so much because the bone massacre count keeps increasing everytime they stare at them. The Hand Surgeon also mentioned that an injury like this is usually the result of a car crash....not a bike crash! He was impressed.

But all went very well with the surgery, and they think that this was the best way to go in terms of speed and effectiveness of recovery. And my hand should be straight again now too!

The pain has been minimal. Percoset helps with this although I am not sure it actually helps with the actual pain. It seems like it just diverts your attention into la-la land so you just don't notice the pain. But the Percoset has undoubtedly taken over my short term memory. I get something out with the full intention of using it and then wonder why its laying there and out an hour later. Oh and the notes I have jotted down on paper in the last 24 hours you can just forget about. I have NO IDEA what I wrote or what it means. Whoa.

At least I am sleeping like a log at night. Can't ask for much more than that I guess.

2 comments:

perry said...

Just checking in to see how the surgery went and to let you know we're thinking of you
Sounds like as well as could be expected...hope for a speedy recovery!
Aloha, Perry and Sally

Patricia Sherwin said...

Kathy,

I'm glad you finally gave in to the drugs. Sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do. I hope the recovery continues to go well.
You looked the the model patient.
All my best,
PS