5.31.2009

red rover, red rover - i HATE you!

so at kristen's little bday gathering last night, we decided to play red rover...

yes, that is me with all boys. the other girls quit earlier (when I should have!)

it resulted in this....


the three above pics are when i was waiting for x-rays. the doc had already broken part of my band trying to remove my ring...by the time we got back to the doc my finger was still swelling...she had to cut it off....

yes, my broken ring in urine cup...
no, platinum does not bend...
my finger was broken badly. it broke all the way through right where the hand and finger meet..
had i known red rover was banned in schools, i probably would not have played with 10 grown men....what was i thinking? i thought if someone was running hard and fast i'd let go and they'd fall. well i tried to let go...my partner did not.

i immediately tried to remove my ring. no luck. i tried soaking my hand in pot of ice water to stop the swelling...that gave me tears. i went to bed and woke up with things so much worse. i went to doctors office that also offers after hour service. she said right away the ring must come off. she cut a small piece off the back of the band and tried to pry it apart. well, platinum does not bend. and those little gadgets hurt so freaking bad. hubby helped her. the piece cut out of the band gave me some relief. i went to x-ray then back to my patient room. within about 20 minutes the ring was tight again. she said she really wanted to get it off. after many tears of course i told her to do what she needed to. misery folks! my rings are soldered together. the pain of my hand and thought of my beautiful rings being ruined pretty much broke my heart :(

she said the break is bad and is sending me to a hand specialist. they are going to call me in the morning with my appt time. for now, they put on a splint cast thing. its half the hard stiff stuff then wrapped the rest of the way since another doc will need to see if within the next 48 hours. it hurts SO bad :( they gave me pain meds...which make me want to barf mixed with metformin...not to mention i felt like they only worked for an hour :(

i think my mom is going to come help out for a few days. i can do nothing at all with my left arm/hand. hubby is being very helpful with everything.... dressing me and even dried me after my bath. i feel helpless and well just want to cry. uggggghhh.

luckily i use my iphone keypad with one hand....i have no idea how everything else is going to work... ill keep you all updated.

loves~megan

38 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness!

    I have broken on wrist one time and the other twice...I know how bad it can hurt. I hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Oh my God?!?!!?! Are you okay?!?! I'm so sorry!! That must have been horrible. I'll be thinking about ya girl!! feel better!

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  3. OMG!! I am so sorry! :( Will be thinking about you and your poor hand, chica! What pain meds did they give you? Doc gave me percocet (sp?) for my back and it made me SO.SICK. But, hydrocodone did the trick...I chopped the pills in half, too, which helped. (I was prescribed 2 and I took 1.5). Sending blog hugs....

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  4. Bless your heart! I hope you are able to get your rings fixed. I know you must have been so upset about that.

    I hope you get better soon. In the mean time, enjoy everyone waiting on you hand and foot!

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  5. oh my gosh! megs! i hope you're feeling better soon. rings can totally be fixed. i wish i was close enough to come help!

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  6. oh man! That stinks! In High School I broke my left wrist TWICE (both while playing basketball).. anyway, I learned how to french braid only using my right hand and my index and middle finger of my left hand... pretty tricky ;)... my advise to you us that when you do heal from this, do exercises with your hand, like squeezing a stress ball b/c this break will put it behind your right hand.. Don't be like me, I still can't fully grip with my left hand!!

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  7. You. Poor. Thing!

    I am the queen of broken arms, so I totally feel for you. I wish I had some miracle trick for settling the gut-wrenching pain that goes along with broken bones, but I've got nothing. =(

    I'm glad you're getting the care you need and will keep your recovery in my thoughts!

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  8. You. Poor. Thing!

    I am the queen of broken arms, so I totally feel for you. I wish I had some miracle trick for settling the gut-wrenching pain that goes along with broken bones, but I've got nothing. =(

    I'm glad you're getting the care you need and will keep your recovery in my thoughts!

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  9. Oh No! It looks sooo painful! Oww-wee...Poor girl! Hope you start feeling better soon and they can fix your gorgeous ring! :(

    I was once run over by a golf cart (golfing with grown men who had been drinking...) and broke my thumb and it hurt, but was no where near what your finger looks like!

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  10. You poor thing... I hope it starts to feel better SOON!

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  11. Oh my goodness! That looks SO painful! I'm so sorry. Grown men play so rough....

    I'm so sorry that you had to cut off your ring, that would have totally broken my heart too. Hopefully you can get it fixed soon!

    The doctor should be able to fix you right up, I hope! That has to hurt so bad! You don't realize how much you use your hand until you hurt it! I really hope it gets to feeling better soon.

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  12. OMG, that's such a shame!!! I hope you feel better soon!

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  13. Oh no!!!! Bless your heart! I know never to play that game again!

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  14. OMG thats terrible! And I thought I was sore from sloshball.

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  15. Girl I hope you are feeling better.

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  16. Poor Megs! I'm sorry honey! I'm sure Momma Pam will make things all better...and cook lots of good food:)

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  17. oh megs... i'm so sorry... but judging by this post, i think you're going to be very skilled with just one hand!

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  18. oh my word! I am so sorry girl! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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  19. Oh no! I hurt just looking at your hand, I can only imagine what you must feeling.

    Hoping you have a speedy recovery!

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  20. That is awful! I can only imagine how you were feeling when they were cutting your wedding rings. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Broken bones are no fun!

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  21. Oh my goodness, ouch!!! You poor thing!

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  22. oh megs :( that totally sucks! Wishing you a speedy recovery! let me know what the specialist says!

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  23. You poor thing!! Omigosh I am so sorry, it looks so painful! I hope your pain goes away soon!

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  24. megan!!!!!!!!! OH NO!!! i am so sorry this happened. the ring can be fixed though. i hope you get well soon!!

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  25. OMG I am crying for you!!! What a horrible ordeal :( I hope you heal soon!!

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  26. Yikes!! I am so sorry that this happened to you--it sounds very painful! I can't even imagine--do they think you'll need surgery?

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  27. Oh no! I hope you're finger/hand are feeling better soon!

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  28. OHMYGOSH girl!! I am so sorry! who knew red rover was as bad as a contact sport?!?! Hope your appointment went well today.. gah. I can't believe this happened.. I'm really sorry about your rings too. I'm sure that's probably about the worst part...

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  29. OH MY!!!!! MEGAN! That looks awful! I am so sorry! Your poor little hand. I cant believe they had to cut off your ring! SO SAD!!

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  30. Oh.my.goodness!!!!!!

    I'm so sorry this happened! I'm sorry about the ring as well! I hope you get better soon!!! How horrible!

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  31. OMG, i'm so sorry. i hope you get to feeling better soon! i'm sure your sweet hubby will get your rings fixed :)

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  32. Oh no!! You poor thing :( Hope you're not in as much pain! I would've been a mess in this situation!

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  33. HOLY MACKERAL! That looks so terrible! Hope it gets to feeling better soon.

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  34. oh megan i am so sorry!!! i'm praying for you! i broke my finger playing football=) a few years ago and hubby had to wash my hair for me and help me get dressed, i know that part of it, and the pain part too (that's the short story=))! oh i hope you the pain goes away for you very soon!

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  35. Oh Megan, you poor thing! That is so horrible and sounds very painful. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  36. Oh, that looks terrible!! At least they were able to get your ring off. I'll keep this in mind next time Red Rover comes up. Hope it clears up soon!

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  37. OMg girlie I'm so so sorry!!! :(
    Hand breaks are the worst.... I've had 3 surgeries myself to fix bad breaks on my arm haha just realized how scary that would sound. Foot in mouth.

    feel so much better and it can only go up from here!! :)

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  38. thanks for checking out my blog!

    you poor thing...that had to be VERY painful! your new ring is gorgeous!! Congrats!

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