Tuesday, 20 August 2019

One Very Painful Afternoon!

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Hi Friends, yesterday ended up being painfully interesting! Well, more painful than interesting! I live in a townhouse complex and I'm on the body corporate committee. One of the things I volunteered to do was turning the sprinklers on and that's what I was doing yesterday afternoon! I had to go and turn them off and all was well until the second last tap!
I took a photo of something that wasn't right with the garden, turned around and stumbled, almost fell but didn't but in the process somehow I had sublaxed my shoulder. That means that it was kind of out of the socket but not fully!
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All I can say is Oh My Gosh! I've had some painful injuries and had two childbirths but this pain was off the scale! Thankfully, my good friend was home so I staggered up to her unit and rang her as I couldn't even open her gate. That was only the beginning.
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Very long story, short... after Xrays and cutting my shirt off, the doctors tried massaging it back in, NOPE! Then they gave me laughing gas, man I was sucking on that little tube like there was no tomorrow!!! NOPE it didn't work! Lastly, they had to knock me out with a local and a tonne of Ketamine, well it ended up to at least 100 mg!
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Later the Dr told me that she was surprised at the amount of pain relief that I needed! Well, what a trip I had coming out of it! I can't explain what it was like but it was a trip indeed! I was so grateful that they let me come home and that I can move my shoulder... gingerly! I have to have it in a sling for a few days. The stumble happened at 4:30ish and I didn't get home until after 11pm. (PS I have Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which is a connective tissue disorder.) I'm just so shocked that just a stumble could throw it almost out like that!

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