Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I BROKE my finger tonight

I broke my ring finger on the right hand tonight. Top part of the finger which the doc called it a mallet finger! Nice one Cathy! I am lefty klutz...right during the busy hour just after 5 pm when Cliff was just getting in the door from work. Right when we had one in the bath because they got into Vaseline, one was in the bassinet, one was in the tub, two were cleaning up the Vaseline from our bathroom. I am not enjoying spring break so far. The kids felt so bad, and they were all crazy crying when I left...just like when I went into labour with Coco. Figures right!

How did I get a Mallet Finger? By bending down as I always do and picking up blankets (that the big girls were supposed to pick up after making a huge fort in the kitchen btw) and my (previously broken finger by big Vesna P in between grades 10-11 in a fight) finger hit the wooden bannister and I heard a CRACK...And I freaked. I heard it break and it hurt immediately. And I drove myself to the hospital. I had x rays done. I waited and waited with my bag of ice from home. I then had a splint put on. I have to wear it to hold the break in place for 4-6 weeks. So, tomorrow I have to set up a doctors appointment for this week. I also need to go search out a plastic splint for the finger. They didn't have up to date stuff in the ER. From start to finish I was in the ER for about 2.5 hours.

Now, I have to adapt to my situation. How to shower etc? I am not sure what to do about that just yet? I guess a big plastic bag and masking tape. And, I need to go get some new brushes for my make up (that I still haven't replaced from the "INCIDENT") as tomorrow I will not have tools to put on my face.

Anyways, enough on this.

15 comments:

Yvonne said...

I wish you all the best with adapting to a broken finger ... oh joy!!!

On the flip side you are not alone in NOT enjoying spring break .... interesting!! Hopefully it gets better from here!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Cathy, sorry to hear about your broken finger. That really sucks for you. Sure brings back all those feelings when it broke in your fight all those years ago...

Happy healing. Thinking of you.

xo Amy

Alyson said...

ummm ouch!! that sucks.

Kerry said...

Oh Cathy, I feel so sorry for you! You can find plastic splints at Shopper's Drug Mart. And the showering part...oh poor, poor, you. (I hated that the most.) One-handed hair washing SUCKS. Pretty much a plastic bag and masking tape is the best you can do. Good luck with all of that. Take care of that finger!!!

FunkyMomma said...

How's the fingie today?
Well if you can maneuver your big a** camera with one hand, you have an interesting addition to our hand assignment!
Take care.

MurrayvilleMom said...

FINGER HURTS and throbs. I am going to pull out the camera today and see if I can still shoot. This will be interesting that is for sure. I have a call into the doctor and I am waiting to hear back as to what to do. They didn't have proper splint stuff there...

Yes, my assignment will be interesting and I hope I can get it done.

Thank Sarah (so sorry about coffee last night...)

The Hoegler Family said...

Oh no, Cathy that sounds painful. I hope it heals well. I broke my thumb in 1993 and it took me two years with physiotherapy to learn how to write again. You don't really know how much each finger means until one doesn't work. Take care of yourself and be careful!

Happy Easter from Hege

PamnPat'sParadise said...

Cathy, So sorry to hear about your finger. Depending on what kind of split you get, you can always take it off just for shower time to make things easier if it works better for you instead of having to plastic it all up - just a helpful thought.

AmberP said...

Oh my gosh Cathy... you poor thing :( I hope your fingers heals ASAP and doesn't give you too much pain. Ughhhh... so convenient hey? How did the showering go?!!? lol

ticblog said...

Crappity crap, hey?

MurrayvilleMom said...

Yes, Crappity crap...crap crap lol!

Jillian Kirby said...

Ah man (in the ever-knowledgeable words of Swiper the Fox). That totally sucks!!

On another note.... You were a BRUISER in school eh!?!?!? The whole Roller Derby thing is coming full circle now!! LOL

Hope you feel better soon and maybe we can duct tape the camera to your hand so that you can still shoot! :)

MurrayvilleMom said...

Jill: Totally SUCKS! I wasn't so much of a bruiser, but yet defending my Lil sis Amy. I defended myself and she snapped my finger (same finger, different place)

yup...full circle. And I wondered what derby could do to me...and look I broke it just picking up freekin blankets...arggggghhhhh...

I am going to pull out the camera today and try it out...gives a whole new meaning to the words "HANDS" too bad I cannot take a photo of my own hand lol!

Thankfully I am lefty and I can semi function...

FunkyMomma said...

We will have to try next week for sure!

Smiley Eyes Photography said...

That really sucks girl !! Here is to a good mend !!!