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16 August 2007 @ 09:22 am
Well, I did it...  
I managed to get 5 hours of sleep last night instead of only 3 like the night before.  Took painkillers, went to bed at 10:30pm.  Woke up 3:30am with sharp pain in the arm again, that radiated all the way down to my wrist and was even burning a little.  It was so awful it actually made me cry.  I tried an ice pack, which did nothing at first until I shifted positions and slept on my stomach.  Dozed off for a little while until 7am when I had to get up for work.  Normally I wouldn't be going to work, but I still need that element of my old routine.  It's still part-time anyway.  Plus the orthopedic surgeon's office is not far from where I work.  He said yesterday when I spoke to him to call him today and he will try to see me (can't get a hold of him yet, but hopefully soon).  If he can suggest anything at all, I will be happy - provided he doesn't try to bend and twist the arm again. 

I guess the thing that bothers me the most about this is that I was doing so well before I saw him.  Now it's as if my progress has been erased and I'm right back to where I was not long after I left the hospital and before I started physical therapy.  It's so hard to use my right arm, I'm even doing all my typing with my left hand.  I'm just hoping that someone can give me some help...take the edge off the pain at least so I can sleep...
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strider6strider6 on August 16th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
So sorry Jess. Hope you feel better.
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on August 18th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks Strider. I'm finally feeling better today. I had physical therapy yesterday which helped and I was able to sleep better last night. I guess my arm was just feeling bad after the orthopedic surgeon twisted it. It's a lot better today, thankfully.
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on August 17th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
*hugs Jessie* I hope things get better for you. I wish there was something I could do to help you. :)
jessm78jessm78 on August 18th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks hon :) I'm finally feeling better today - I am so glad. I have to see that doctor again next week, but I'll tell him beforehand not to twist my arm again. *shudder*
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on August 19th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I'm glad you're feeling better :)
I hope things go really great for you at the doctor's and I hope he doesn't twist your arm again, I hate that he did it the first time.
jessm78jessm78 on August 21st, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am too. :) When I saw him on Thursday luckily he didn't touch my arm. It felt better this weekend and yesterday, although I think I overdid it a little at physical therapy. I still have pain but at least it's not as bad as it was. That's something I'm really thankful for.
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on August 22nd, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
*hugs Jess* I'm thankful for you too. I'm glad things are doing better. :)
kellyecakellyeca on August 18th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hi there
Have you ocnsulted a lawyer? I don't know the facts of the accident but you may want to consider it if you haven't already.
jessm78jessm78 on August 18th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi there
Hi :)

Yep, actually I just talked to a lawyer about it yesterday and they're going to get the ball rolling on this whole thing.