Yesterday I wrote about my trip to the urgent care, where they splinted my arm. The splint was supposed to be because of fluid on my elbow, and thus a possible hidden fracture. But they took it all the way down to the last knuckle on my fingers, and when it dried, it was hurting my wrist bone. So, being the *ahem* “cooperative” patient that I am (not), I promptly loosened the elastic bandage at my hand and wrist, and when I got home, I stuffed some cotton balls in to make it more comfortable.
This morning the nurse called from our primary care with news on the referral for my youngest daughter, the one with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, that she is approved for a physical therapist that specializes in TMJ (temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint) pain. Yay! That’s good news. I also asked her about my ortho referral from the PA at the urgent care yesterday. She suggested that I come in today and see one of the doctors on our Primary Care doctor’s team, so I did.
(On a side note, I had to take my daughter to the school for a few things, and the assistant principal, with her two broken hands, and I, with my splinted arm, were quite a sight! The math teacher walked in and said something like, “Whoa! What’s this! I’d better get out of here!” LOL I told her, “Run!!” Hehehe! 😀 )
When I saw the doctor this afternoon, she allowed me to take the splint off, and when I went to stretch out my arm, I could tell that it was better than yesterday! The pain that I am still having seems to be all muscular, with a possible slight sprain of the wrist.
Nothing at the elbow joint even hurts! So, we decided that it is more than likely dislocated instead of broken, and she threw the very uncomfortable splint in the trash! Yay! However, to be on the safe side, I have to get another x-ray in a week, because by then there should be visible calcification if there is a fracture. In the meantime, I just have to keep my arm wrapped and in the sling. I can live with that! 😀
Today, I am thankful again for your prayers, and those of others who are aware of my fall. Thank you!
I’m also thankful to be rid of that splint, and I’m thankful that my elbow doesn’t hurt anymore and that the rest of my arm seems to be better! Thank you, Jesus!!
And, I’m thankful for the referral for my daughter’s TMJ. Would you join me in praying that it helps? Thank you again! 🙂
“in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NASB
What about you, have you ever been glad to be rid of some pain? Have you ever tried something to make the pain better that ended up making it worse? Do you find that laughter helps you deal with pain? How do you arrive at being thankful in all situations?
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