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01 July 2010 @ 12:28 pm
Happy Canada Day! (and other things)  
First off, Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends. Hope you enjoy it.


In other news, I took a horrible fall downtown today on my way to the library. I'm not sure what happened, but my ankle buckled under and hit the sidewalk hard. I was dazed for a bit, but an old man came by and picked up my books and offered to call for help. I just needed a minute so I sat there for a while. But my hands and right knee are all cut up, and I have occasional pain in my wrist and ankle. And my wrist keeps popping, ow. But it's my knee I'm most concerned about. The pain is nonstop and hurts so bad my eyes keep watering. I hope it'll be okay.

New Futurama again tonight. Anyone watching the show now that it's back?
Current Mood: soresore
aelfgyfu_mead: Carson Beckettaelfgyfu_mead on July 1st, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Crud! You're just having a string of bad luck! Have you iced your injured bits? You can ice them as much as twenty minutes out of the hour, I've been told. Tylenol also reduces inflammation without increasing bruising. Of course, if it gets worse or doesn't improve, you might have to go to a doctor, but I hope it won't come to that.

I wish I could send Carson to make a house call for you!
Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on July 1st, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
I need some good luck pronto! There are days I sit back and say, wow. It's so bad it's funny. I just can't make this stuff up. I wish I was a pathological liar.

I wish you could send me Carson, too. I wasn't a big SGA person, but he was always my favorite.
Spiletta42spiletta42 on July 1st, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
A banged knee can hurt a rather spectacular amount without having any doctor-worthy damage. Ice it or otherwise numb it, and you're probably fine. As for the wrist, you might want to make a point of favoring it a bit, because you don't want to damage any tendons or ligaments by stretching them unnecessarily while they're healing. (This is of course only my opinion as someone who has lived the sort of life which has involved getting hit by trucks and falling off of roofs and getting trampled by livestock. I have no human-related medical training, only intro-level equine medicine courses that I snuck into my education while obtaining a degree in literature.)
Working for the Mandroid: Castiel Trenchcoatmoonshayde on July 1st, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'll try to take it easy.
Seisachtheiaclaudiapriscus on July 1st, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ouch. You really are having a string of bad luck :(

There's already been good injury-advice here so I won't repeat it.

And yes, I am totally watching futurama now that it's back.
Working for the Mandroid: Paying Attentionmoonshayde on July 1st, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I am! Good luck now please?

New Futurama episode tonight!
Gategrrl: Mermaidgategrrl on July 1st, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Three years ago, when Mermaid sprained both her knees twice each (yeah, that's right, BOTH knees) in falls while wearing high heeled boots I then threw out---

What the doctor told her to do with the knees was to:
Alternate heat and cold, 20 minutes each for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Take Motrin (ie, ibuprofen) as well, to keep the swelling down, and
Use a cane or crutch to help you get around while the knee heals.

Wrist injuries are more problematical. Get a support for your wrist (the kind they sell in the pharmacy or in Stop and Shop) so that you don't overuse it accidentally. Also ice/heat that, too, and the ibuprofen won't hurt it, either.

Oh, K, you are having a bad string. I hope you heal up well.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on July 1st, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Currently in a wrist and a knee brace thanks to my mom. Not only do we look alike, we seem to have the same injuries.
MegTDJ: Lost - Daniel facepalmmeg_tdj on July 1st, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)

*wraps you in bubblewrap*

There. Next time you'll just bounce and roll. :P

Working for the Mandroid: crossroadsmoonshayde on July 1st, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
I so need it, sadly. I hurts!
     Mandy: Dean's Burdena_phoenixdragon on July 2nd, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Owwowoww!! Oh, I hope you feel better soon!

Looking forward to it! MAN, I love Futurama!

A.vella_amor_dm on July 2nd, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
oh dear! you should get it checked out lovely! D:
Hopeful Romantichoperomantic on July 2nd, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh, goodness. I hope that everything's okay and that you feel better soon.
Nialla: Ownialla42 on July 2nd, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Ouch. I too have often been Gravity's bitch when one of my ankles decided to take a vacation without the rest of me. It's not fun.

If you follow gategrrl's advice, plus rest as much as you can, you should be feeling better in a few days. [crossing fingers]