Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ouch my hand!!

Okay, so here's how it went.
Thursday, I walked into a patients room while getting report from the offgoing nurse.
I knew that I would need to be able to get to the side of his bed in about an hour to give him an injection so I decided to move his armchair out of the way. Its a straight back chair that rocks. They are new additions to the rooms so I was expecting it to slide easily like the old chairs did. I put one hand on each arm of the chair and pushed backwards. I didn't anticipate the weight of it so I didn't hold the arm tight enough and my hand slid forward and I jammed my last three fingers into the back of the chair. Ohhhh, it hurts so bad! You know that feeling you get when you hit your funny bone really really hard? Ok, it was like that, only it started at my fingers first and worked its way to my elbow and then to my shoulder. I had a burning line of fire running from my pinky to my shoulder! Now, two days later, I can't wiggle my fingers without it hurting really bad. I am typing with one hand because typing hurts too much. I think I may have fractured a metacarpal because of WHERE it hurts and the clicking that I hear when moving my hand! I am going to the doctor on Monday to get it checked out.
Until then, I have wrapped it and am trying to keep it still.