Monday, July 23, 2007

Ummm...I guess you can say last night wasn't my night?

So, to top off my wonderful ranting I was doing, I also had to pay a visit to the ER last night. At 2:30 in the morning. For myself. Feel free to chuckle at my stupidity.

I am a slob (no amens from the peanut gallery, please) and my room is always a mess. I had a pink jaw clip flower hair decoration on my floor that had broken so that only the jagged part was still on there. While I was loading the van with my stuff (to save on time for today, according to my mother) I stepped on this clip. It went into my foot and got stuck there. After several attempts, all of them ending with me screaming like a baby, Mom took me to the hospital to get it taken out. Do you know how hard it is to hop on one foot for long periods of time with a flower dangling out of the other? Very.

We went into triage and the nurse gave me this weird look and said "Would it help if I told you that this is my first case like this?"

Yes, that makes me feel sooooooo much more at ease.

I ended up needing a tetanus shot, which burned, and when the doctor came in and tried to do the exact same thing that my dad had (just yanking out the flower) I screamed. It hurt majorly. So he decided to drug me. He gave me one some-form-of-measurement of Lidocaine straight into my foot. This also hurt like the dickens. So then he fibbed and told me that he was just cutting the flower off the clip. And he pulled out the clip. It was much less threatening looking.

This morning it looks like I stepped on a nail and honestly, I think my arm hurts worse than my foot.

7 comments:

amy said...

Hope you feel better! Im new to your blog but wanted to say hello

snb said...

i can kinda relate. i once stepped on a high heel that was face up and almost took off my second toe. i never went to the doctor but it took FOREVER to heal and i still have a scar.

Jana Dolan said...

Hey Becky,
Glad you stopped by...for the longest time I could not read your blog...it would basically freeze my computer...but I think I figured it out. Sorry about your foot.. I wonder if you get to go swimming at Dennison...guess I will wait til yolu get home to find out....
Hope ur having fun...

Liz said...

did you see the outburst of honesty this post caused?

John "9 1/2" Lilley said...

Well, at least you are in one piece. You will be all right. Just read my post titled "sometimes it's a fight" Words of inspiration for any bad day.

Nicki Mann said...

Wow, that is a very strange experience! Did you keep the clip?

Rochelle said...

I feel a little guilty laughing over here! This reminds me of one time when I was at Sea World and I got bit by a seagull when attempting to feed the dolphins. They told me to go to the hospital because I might need a shot. Well, when I got to the hospital they thought I said I got bit by a SEAL (not seagull). Well I drew all kinds of interest until they found out it was NOT a seal. Everyone just looked and laughed at me. Wow... haven't thought about that incident in quite a while!