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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)
OH SHIT.

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.

[identity profile] red-queen.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 02:46 am (UTC)(link)

Well, hell. PM me on FB if you need a ride to a doctor or something... I have wheels and am free during the day.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
Well, hell. PM me on FB if you need a ride to a doctor or something... I have wheels and am free during the day.

Thank you. I hope not to need to take advantage of it, but I really, really appreciate the offer.

[edit] I am getting around the apartment with a cane, so I did not need to call anyone back this morning, but thank you again!
Edited 2017-02-15 21:09 (UTC)
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[personal profile] zdenka 2017-02-15 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Ow!! I'm sorry that happened. Not what you needed.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
Ow!! I'm sorry that happened. Not what you needed.

Thank you! I am filing it under stupidly unnecessary.

[identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Oh no. I hope it's comfy in the novel.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oh no. I hope it's comfy in the novel.

I just lost my voice from all the coughing. It's like shellshocked Harpo Marx around here.

[identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oy. May you heal quickly and have an excellent Valentine's Day Observed.

[identity profile] gwynnega.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
Oh dear. That really is adding insult to injury.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
Oh dear. That really is adding insult to injury.

I consider the whole thing entirely unreasonable.
Edited 2017-02-15 07:03 (UTC)

[identity profile] desperance.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, bloody hell. And I am far away and cannot help. (Which let's be fair, the best help I could offer would be to come around and chat, as I'm no use with driving or anything like that: but hey. One does what one can. Or doesn't, when one can't.)

What WW1 novel?

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
(Which let's be fair, the best help I could offer would be to come around and chat, as I'm no use with driving or anything like that: but hey. One does what one can. Or doesn't, when one can't.)

I still appreciate the thought and feel confident I would have enjoyed the company.

What WW1 novel?

I didn't have a particular one in mind: it just seemed the right genre for the symptoms. Of course, now that I've lost my voice, it's probably Pat Barker's Regeneration or something.

[identity profile] heliopausa.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
If anybody wants me, I'll be in the World War I novel.

:D Roll on, the Armistice! (More soberly - all good wishes for speedy healing.)

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Roll on, the Armistice! (More soberly - all good wishes for speedy healing.)

Thank you! Phrasing approved.

[identity profile] handful-ofdust.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
Shit, man! I'm so sorry.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Shit, man! I'm so sorry.

Thank you. The whole thing feels so stupid. I would have been unhappy enough with bronchitis alone, you know?

[identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh damn. I am so sorry. I hope you recover with as much swiftness and painlessness as possible.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh damn. I am so sorry. I hope you recover with as much swiftness and painlessness as possible.

Thank you. Today I am in fact getting around the apartment with a cane, causing [livejournal.com profile] derspatchel to invite me to come yell at the kids to get off our lawn.

[identity profile] oracne.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Agh! Glad nothing was broken.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Agh! Glad nothing was broken.

Thank you! We already did that once with [livejournal.com profile] derspatchel's ankle and Christmas Day.

[identity profile] moon-custafer.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
May aristocratic VADs bring you tea and confide their secret desires to go teach at a women's college.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
May aristocratic VADs bring you tea and confide their secret desires to go teach at a women's college.

That is one of the nicest things I've been wished. Thank you.

(This better be the kind of novel where they get the chance to, too.)

[identity profile] lnhammer.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yarg. Bloody ice. Hugs from a distance.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yarg. Bloody ice. Hugs from a distance.

Accepted and appreciated. Thank you.

[identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I did that a few years ago. (Though with less blood.) It was very annoying. I hope the RICE regimen is kind to you.

[identity profile] schreibergasse.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
And the other prescribed medication for the bronchitis contains dextromethorphan...

Oh bloody hell. I hope this at least means that you slept. I'm going to be intermittently unavailable, but I'm around Friday and Monday (and late evenings) if you need to be driven somewhere.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh bloody hell. I hope this at least means that you slept.

Er . . . yes, actually. We watched a spectacularly trashy science fiction movie and then passed out. Frankly I could do the same with the rest of today, but it is not an option.

I'm going to be intermittently unavailable, but I'm around Friday and Monday (and late evenings) if you need to be driven somewhere.

Thank you. I'll let you know if it becomes necessary. I really appreciate it!

[identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Owwww. I did that once, only it was a 1/128th-inch irregularity in the pavement, not ice. But it's such an insult to suddenly be in a position one had not planned, such a shock, and then the realization that things are Not Right with the knee. But I wasn't sick already. It is most unfair. I hope the knee simmers down and heals up fast.

Dextromethorphan is sneaky and evil. It gives me tachycardia, which makes me very anxious, but disassociation, yargh.

P.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
It is most unfair. I hope the knee simmers down and heals up fast.

Thank you. I hope yours did, too!

Dextromethorphan is sneaky and evil. It gives me tachycardia, which makes me very anxious, but disassociation, yargh.

I don't seem to get tachycardia, just the sensation that I am slightly askew inside my own head, as if my body is physically a mask or a shell I am looking out from inside of. It doesn't feel like the other form of dissociation I've experienced, which I described at the time as the sensation that all of my thoughts, feelings, and memories were under glass, visible and observable but inaccessible, but apparently it counts. I'm drinking a lot of very hot liquids to remind myself that my body is here and I'm part of it, not just in it.

[identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com 2017-02-16 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you, yes, I iced and elevated it for about a week and it settled down. It got cranky from time to time for some months after that, but heat and stretching helped with that. I wasn't able to get any medical advice -- this was before the ACA -- and am glad that you can.

I know that "askew" sensation, but I've only had it from antihistamines. The hot drinks sound like a good idea; what a good thing that the weather is just right for them.

P.

[identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com 2017-02-15 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, the side effects of the medicine on top of a painful, contusing, bloody injury really does push it over the edge. Time to shake the etch-a-sketch and start over.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-16 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, the side effects of the medicine on top of a painful, contusing, bloody injury really does push it over the edge. Time to shake the etch-a-sketch and start over.

We managed to celebrate Valentine's Day a little in that we watched an enjoyably awful piece of '50's B sci-fi, but otherwise, yeah, done.

[identity profile] clarionj.livejournal.com 2017-02-16 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry for the fall and knee injury (yow, that sounds painful!) on top of the bronchitis and house-bound feeling! I came over here because we'd been doing house construction and I was just rehanging the artwork from Erzebet that includes your poem. I treasure that piece and your writing. I hope tomorrow brings swift healing.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-02-16 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
I came over here because we'd been doing house construction and I was just rehanging the artwork from Erzebet that includes your poem. I treasure that piece and your writing.

That's really wonderful to hear. Thank you for coming and telling me, especially right now.

I hope tomorrow brings swift healing.

. . . It may bring another doctor's appointment. But I would happily accept the alternative!