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the aftermath...

...continued from last post....

so, we're walking. my knee starts hurting. then, it starts BURNING. i drop him off in the line and limp hurriedly to the bathroom. my knee is swollen and discolored. i have an egg sized lump where the corner of the box landed on the inside of my leg by the knee. i later found another lump about the size of a baseball on the right side of my calf, where i had landed on the suitcase. thankfully, no blood. (it had felt like my jeans were sticking to my skin). we follow directions to where we thought was an atm (after much searching WALKING, we found it)... we limp to the opposite side of the terminal to go to the car. no car. i then realize i got turned around, so we have to limp to the complete opposite side of the parking terminal to find the jeep. i go to climb in after saying my goodbyes, and start squealing like a pig upon realizing that i have to BEND my knee to get in, and that i have to DRIVE with the same leg. oy. my brother heard my squeals all the way out, i believe. i drive home on surface streets, as the freeway is too crowded at this point. after all the stop lights and speeding up and slowing down, i was LITERALLY in tears by the time i got home. i limp inside and realize it is now 3 pm, time for me to come home anyway (i had a computer friend coming over to fix my puter at 330), so i call dana. i erupt into tears, leaving a message on her voice mail something like "dana? *gasp* this *gasp* is aubrey. *gasp* i am in *deep breath* sooo much *gulp* pain *sniffle* I don't think i'll be coming *gulp* back today *outright sob* i'll be in *deep breath* tomorrow morning *sniffle* *voice goes up an octive in pain* if you need anything *squeak* call me at... *insert number here* kay. bye."

last night, my knee would burst into flame anytime i stood up, but would subside after walking around a bit. i put ice on it. i took naproxin and ibuprofin. i took a bubbly bath.

i woke up this morning with hardly a mark on me. granted, i have SOME bruising, but the sand dollar size bruise on my arm is practically invisible, and the lump on my leg and the swollen-ness has gone down. the bruises still look nastay, which i'm thankful for. you see, i don't bruise easily, so when i DO get a bruise, you know i thwacked myself good, boy howdee. i just want it to look/feel severe enough to help give me proof as to why i didn't come back to work from lunch. i HAD callen my boss, dana, after the initial fall to let her know i would be late, and my voice had been strained with pain at that point.

we'll see what happens. i'm just thankful that it doesn't seem as severe as i originally thought, although i do keep discovering new hurts, i.e. the fact that it hurts my inside thigh when i drive, and the back of my thigh when i walk (i think i successfully pulled ever muscle in that leg). my knee does hurt worse after any extent of sitting. getting up from even going potty is a chore. (and lets' not EVEN discuss the acrobatics involved in getting out of the tub last night, but i think even Cirque du Soliel would be impressed) and my wrist hurts. *heavy sigh*

at least jess and i got one final 'inside joke' in before he left *can hear jessie walking around, giggling and repeating "is your TOE okay?" over and over*

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shari
Oct. 9th, 2002 07:27 am (UTC)
yikes. the way this post started, i was sure you broke your leg or something...

glad you haven't! :)
aubkabob
Oct. 10th, 2002 06:26 am (UTC)
lol - me, too, although after it swelled enough to press up against my jeans, it FELT like it was broken!
shari
Oct. 11th, 2002 02:40 am (UTC)
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oh dear. i think this is just NOT our week... half the ppl i give a shit about on LJ seem to have had mysterious accidents...
aubkabob
Oct. 11th, 2002 08:05 pm (UTC)
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lol - maybe it's a phase the moon is in...
shari
Oct. 12th, 2002 12:04 pm (UTC)
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yeah, maybe. scary stuff...

how's your leg doing?
aubkabob
Oct. 13th, 2002 01:03 pm (UTC)
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much better, thanks. almost doesn't hurt at all, unless i try to do something stupid, like kneel.
shari
Oct. 13th, 2002 03:20 pm (UTC)
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heh. sounds like my elbow. all is well unless i try to bend it.
aubkabob
Oct. 17th, 2002 04:10 pm (UTC)
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lol.. elbows have a tendency to do that (bend)
shari
Oct. 17th, 2002 04:12 pm (UTC)
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i know. doesn't that suck?
aubkabob
Oct. 20th, 2002 11:24 am (UTC)
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i've also learned from past experience that one has no clue as to exactly how often they use their ring or pinky fingers until they are injured...
shari
Oct. 20th, 2002 03:35 pm (UTC)
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yep. nor do they appreciate the ability to lift one's arm all the way up...
allisunclaimed
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:51 am (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel...I fell down on one knee at a gig I was covering. That was August 24th. I still have a bruise and know my doc has said that I cracked my kneecap and will probably have to have surgery...not good...not my idea of a good time.

My knee hurts all the time. It burns just like you said. Please forgive my bluntness...but when my boyfriend and I have sex...I always have to be the bottom. I can't kneel on my knee without getting shooting burning pain all around my knee.

And try going to the bathroom. I get stuck sitting there all the time, becuz my knee is in spasm, so I can't get up. Getting out of bed is a laugh. My boyfriend, Danny, thinks it's real funny to watch.
Bad Danny!

Gives a whole new meaning to..."I've fallen and I can't get up"

hope your knee feels better.
Susan
aubkabob
Oct. 10th, 2002 06:27 am (UTC)
geez, susan, YOUR knee sounds much worse than mine! egads!

and don't worry about being blunt ;) you haven't known me very long, HAVE you! *mwa ha ha*
allisunclaimed
Oct. 10th, 2002 10:44 am (UTC)
My favorite word is fuck...it starts off with a nice soft fuuuuuuuu...and ends with a hard CK! Good to know I don't have to be a sweet polite little girl with you. I hate being a sweet polite little girl. I am probably the complete opposite, and I love it!

Susan
aubkabob
Oct. 10th, 2002 05:19 pm (UTC)
fuck, susan, believe me, i'm the last fucking person on the fucking earth that you should be sweet and innocent with! *gigantos wink*
allisunclaimed
Oct. 10th, 2002 05:33 pm (UTC)
good to fucking know. I hate being fucking sweet and innocent, becuz I am far fucking from it!

susan
aubkabob
Oct. 10th, 2002 05:53 pm (UTC)
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fuck yeah!
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