Wednesday, December 07, 2005

“How was your day?” “Great, it started with a haematoma.”

…that’s what I told my Mom when she called this afternoon. And it was true! This morning I slipped on the steps and landed on my right elbow. About half an hour later when I removed my jacket, I was shocked to see this huge bulge protruding where my elbow used to be! So, off to the clinic I ventured. The girl at the desk was most impressed with its size – obviously she hadn’t heard that it isn’t the SIZE that matters!

The doc said very matter-of-factly “I could drain it, but it’s only going to fill up again. It’ll go down in a couple weeks – you should be fine.” On his advice I accepted a tetanus shot and a band-aid for my boo-booed elbow. The nurse gave me the option – left or right arm for the shot – said it would hurt. I figured the right already hurt, so in my current quest for “balance”, I accepted the shot in my left. Funny, the elbow still hurts – I couldn’t tell you exactly where the needle went in.

...for your reference...

Main Entry: he·ma·to·ma
Variant: or chiefly British hae·ma·to·ma /-'tO-m&/
Function: noun
Inflected Form: plural he·ma·to·mas or he·ma·to·ma·ta /-m&t-&/
: a mass of usually clotted blood that forms in a tissue, organ, or body space as a result of a broken blood vessel


Sarah Elaine said...

Oh dear! So sorry to hear about that!

Leave the blogosphere for a day and look what happens...

ipodmomma said...

poor you!!! hope that you return to normal ASAP....

those warm winds would be lovely! just box me up some, and send them, right away!!! :)))

CaliGirl said...

ouchie...take are of yourself dave.

gentle hugs to you.

Granny said...

Big plain in the elbow for you.

I'm a little late chiming in so hope by now you're feeling a little better.

Granny said...

big PAIN - I've been doing that all day. I was blaming it on a new keyboard but after a week I should be used to it.

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