|You can see the smoke
behind the mountains
On the way to work it smelled like the campfires we had on our camping trip. That only means really one of two things. Either the wildfires are getting even closer to the valley OR one of our own urban forest is on fires. Ug! As if the air can’t get any worse in Phoenix. No wonder my kids all have asthma! I bet the air quality in PHX has become as cautionary as L.A.’s.
|Starbucks in the International Concourse|
My day was not looking any better when my favorite Starbucks spot actually held a long line?!? This never happens! At least when I’m at work. lol. I have been trying to curb my Starbucks spending and yesterday I did really good by not going once! However, I could feel my head splitting this morning and the steam on my head in the shower failed to help. 🙁 So today I worked on going only once, ok maybe twice since I’m in a double. 😉 I foresee in the future gyms and classroom full of people for “Starbucks Anonymous” battling their Latte and Frappaccino addictions.
So last Sunday I hurt my wrist lifting a super heavy bag from an inbound flight from Mexico. Doing my necessary requirements for worker’s comp I went to our company’s clinic where I received a splint for the arm. Let’s just say it made it worse. Our company’s clinic has a very poor reputation to begin with but its a necessary evil. After the poor treatment I received I have decided to see my own doctor. I struggled most of yesterday and was in tears most of the morning because the splint they gave me contoured my arm in such a way that instigated my pain more! The pain medicine and anti-inflammatory I was given wasn’t helping either. Although I’m confident that the bone was never broken, the damn thing hurts. Turning it in anyway just is excruciating so flipping through passengers’ passports and even typing has me holding my breath in so I’m not in tears. (I’m typing this now with my one good hand, so this is going to be very slow!!) I’m grateful to my point-n-click items on my computer. By late afternoon I could not take anymore. I left work early and heading to the urgent care that the company clinic told me to go to if the pain continued. The doctor at the clinic had told me I needed to go on light duty but I was hesitant. Its just a sprained wrist! Really, I felt it was trivial. However, after that medieval splint and my crying like a baby with my wrist pressed tight against my body, I threw in the towel and said “I guess, light duty it is.”
|This is for a Large Adult,
any larger I guess they
check your pulse on your leg?!?
Glad I was just a Regular Adult 11.
So I get to the urgent care and they refused to see me because I had already opened my case at the clinic. UGG!!! They tell me I have to go the ER. At the ER there was nothing but kids being seen so I was able to get into the adult area easily. They did the X-ray’s again and still don’t see anything. They are worried a hairline fracture is present because I’m still in pain. They say for now it is still just a sprained but can develop into a fracture without rest. (Great!) So now work for a few days and I need to follow up with the old doc.
I think at first they must of thought I just wanted stronger pain pills. I told them no. ( They just make me loopy and really don’t help with this pain anyways.) I asked for a new splint. Something that won’t contort my wrist in such a bizarre way like the old one. So they were nice enough to give me a new splint. I have to say this one DOES keep my arm straight and reduces movement. I like! Very little pain now. However, it makes it very difficult to type or ANYTHING with that hand. They gave me a stronger pain med so I can’t be driving or working AT ALL with. 🙁 At least though there are some people at work who have helped out with hours. So maybe I won’t need to be restricted to much. :/ So this week will be filled with seeing docs and stuff. I had other plans but they required another hand. 🙁