sovay: (Psholtii: in a bad mood)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-02-14 09:04 pm

North Side chapter, who are unable to be with us tonight on account of being rubbed out

And on my way into the Walgreen's where I was going to buy the over-the-counter decongestant I had been prescribed for the bronchitis and blocked ear with which I was diagnosed late this afternoon, I hit an unseen patch of black ice, my feet went out from under me, I dropped like an illustration on terminal velocity and my left knee caught my entire weight, and now I am sitting with my computer on my lap and my leg propped with Ace bandages and ice packs because the gash over the kneecap that bled dramatically through my corduroys was, as I thought, essentially cosmetic and the real damage which I felt pulling behind my knee and down into the shin was the sprain. It was the assessment of the after-hours clinician that I did not actually break or tear anything because instead of falling over shrieking I got up, limped around Walgreen's, made my purchases, and then called urgent care as I realized it was getting more and more painful to walk, but if I can't put weight on the leg tomorrow I need to call their office back. The part that really burns me up is that with all the snowstorms and being sick lately I have been confined to the house and stir-crazy and was really enjoying the opportunity to run around outside in the sunlight, even if it was for a doctor's appointment. Not so much in the near future. I have been offered a cane and it might look dapper, but it's going to be damn annoying. I want a do-over on Valentine's Day.

[edit] And the other prescribed medication for the bronchitis contains dextromethorphan, so I am now coughing, limping, and dissociating. If anybody wants me, I'll be in the World War I novel.
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[personal profile] lilysea 2017-02-15 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, no! :(

That feels like adding injury to insult.
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-02-15 02:15 am (UTC)(link)

I'm so sorry. Being stir-crazy sucks, and so do sprains.
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-02-17 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Lemme know if you need to be driven anywhere...
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[personal profile] dewline 2017-02-15 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
*winces in empathy*

Been there, close to that situation. Tripped up by my own umbrella about four years ago...
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[personal profile] dewline 2017-02-15 10:37 am (UTC)(link)
1) That, they can.

2) You're welcome!
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[personal profile] yhlee 2017-02-15 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Oh man. May your recovery be swift.
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2017-02-15 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
oh no. :( May your knee recover swiftly and well, and the rest of you, too.

(Dextromethorphan --> dissociation? Huh. It only ever made me unpleasantly thirsty, to the point that I haven't used cough syrup in years because thirsty --> moar scratchy coughing. Hadn't realized that it's a morphine cousin.)
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2017-02-15 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
A week? Fortitude to you against the medication, too, then. (arrgh.)
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[personal profile] alexxkay 2017-02-15 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
Um, maybe the World War I novel will be less painful and infuriating? At least I hope it will.