I didn't feel hurt at all on Wednesday night after my accident. Thursday morning was a whole other story! When I got up on Thursday, my left arm was hurting. As the day went by, it began to hurt a lot more. I had about 4 people tell me my left arm looked swollen up by the elbow. So, Thursday night I convinced my sister to take me to InstaCare. InstaCare told me to go to the ER. The ER blew me off. The dr. told me, "You don't have any bones sticking out and there aren't any major spinal cord injuries. And besides, anything major would have been obvious right after the accident. You'll be fine." I told the nurse I wasn't impressed with the dr. and would they please x-ray my arm. They x-rayed my shoulder (duh). 45 minutes after my x-ray the nurse comes back in and asks if the dr. had come in and talked to me about my x-rays to which I had the pleasure of replying "no." She told me my x-rays looked fine and I could go. They sent me home with a sling and told me to take Tylenol with my Ibuprofen 800. Still wasn't that impressed. Friday I went in to see this dr. that my parents go to. He told me I have deep tissue bruising in my left arm and elbow and that it's going to take quite a bit of time to heal. He gave me about 10 Lortab for the pain. He also told me the injury is equivalent to tennis elbow and that I should get a tennis elbow arm band to wear during the day. Still working on that one & am thankful for the Lortab. Taking Monday off work to deal with insurance, go back to the chiropractor to see my x-rays & hopefully baby my arm a bit more than what I have been! Thank goodness Trav comes home Tuesday!
PS You try typing with one hand!