Wednesday April 13 2016
Waking up off and on throughout the morning. The pain in my left hand is unbearable. It almost leaves me feeling nauseas. Eventually, I decide to get up at 9. After going to the bathroom my stomach feels open enough to eat my usual Oatmeal – Green Tea with it this time.
Ana takes me to an urgent care doctor off Great Neck. The ladies there give me a Tetanus shot and a butt shot of antibiotics. They also draw a little blood to check my white blood cell count, which can also determine if my body is fighting off an infection. Turns out I am. A few x-rays later and they refer me to an orthopedic down street. But I can't go there until 4.
Ana picks me back up and we grab some stuff from the store, including some Vicodin.
Chilling out at home. Ana helps me make lunch: Scrambled Eggs, Spinach, Toast with Non-Dairy Cream Cheese, and Oolong Tea.
Watching Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2016).
At the orthopedic doctor’s office. It's a lot of waiting around. But eventually the doc sees me. He presses on parts of my hand to assess the injury. The biggest thing to be concerned about is risk of infection. The nerves and tendons will heal in time. Time and Vicodin will be my best friends.
After three hours and a couple of unnecessary trips back and forth from the doctor to the pharmacy, I finally arrive home with all my meds. It's funny cause I actually ran into the guy that accidentally hit my hand with his mouth at Target – he works there. He apologizes for my hand. He says his jaw is a little out of sorts.
Back home. Fuji Apple.
Ana prepped dinner earlier as to make it easier for me to cook later. Tempeh with Baby Broccoli, Carrots, Romanesco, and Quinoa. Starting my 10 days of Amoxicillin along with Vicodin.
Trying to work on ELO songs on the keyboard.
Finishing the Star Wars movie.
Sleep at 1 a.m.
[i] Image by me.
Posted by James Robert Smith at 3:16 PM