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the flatness of a thousand paper cuts...

Life is being rather complicated.

Yesterday on his way to work my poor husband hit a patch of gravel on his bike & had to jump off to avoid slamming into a metal barrier. This led to much, much time spent at the doctor so that the nasty cut on his chin could get cleaned up and stitched, and then (because the radiology department at our local branch of PAMF was closed, and all of the computers for all of PAMF apparently down) a trip to Palo Alto to get inconclusive X-rays of his left arm (we'll know more sometime today), and then a lengthy wait at the pharmacy to get the antibiotics he needs to take to make sure nothing gets infected. By the time we got home we were both very tired, so pizza was ordered, and I flopped about playing Persona 3 (thank you caelano!) while Ken read on the couch, and eventually the pizza arrived and there was food and I went to bed very early wondering why the heck I was so sleepy....

And then I found out -- I have come down with the cold that has been ravaging my social circle! So I am tired and cranky and full of snot, and even more tired because every time the cat jumped on the bed last night I woke up worried they would walk on Ken's arm. Ken is home at least for today and possibly for longer, but we don't know because his doctor hasn't called him yet, maybe because their computers are still down and so the X-rays are having to be brought over by carrier pigeons. It is a Mystery.

Anyway, things here are okay, but man all of my energy and excitement and desire to write here has been massively derailed, although as always in writing about my derailment I start to remember why it is I want to write here again. I don't know if I'm going to make 35k on my novel before Sunday, though.

How are all of you?

ETA: The doctor has finally called, and Ken has a fractured wrist. Off to another doctor's appointment!

ETA2: We just got a call from the orthopedist, who told him to keep the splint on 24/7 (instead of removing it to ice or shower), and to come in on Friday afternoon (instead of today) so they can see how it's healing & make further decisions. I am relieved to have more of an idea of what's going on.

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eilonwey
Jan. 28th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I hope you feel better soon and that yessod has a rapid recovery! That's pretty scary. :(

We're all well here, and looking forward to seeing you again soon.
eilonwey
Jan. 28th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Just read your update. Sorry to hear about Ken's wrist. :(
diony
Jan. 28th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's been a weird 36 hours, but he just got off the phone with the orthopedist's office and it sounds like he should just keep the splint on & wait until Friday afternoon, when they'll look at it & see how it's healing.
jonquil
Jan. 28th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell. So he spent 24 hours with a broken wrist untreated? Grrr.

Good luck.
diony
Jan. 28th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Not completely untreated -- he was given a splint to keep his arm still, and was told to ice frequently and take ibuprofen and not to use his arm no really. And we just heard from the orthopedist, who said to keep the splint on 24/7 and come in on Friday instead of today, as they want to see how it's healing before deciding what else to do. Apparently with the splint off there's some risk of the broken piece of bone moving out of place -- which I wish they had told us YESTERDAY since he's been taking the splint off to ice every 30 minutes or so, but hopefully it'll all work out.
evilbobrex
Jan. 29th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
My thoughts are with both of you.
tell him to get better. the mind is half of all healing. maybe show him pictures of a fully healed x-ray of a wrist will help.
febrile
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Yack! Ptui!

I think I'm the only person I know not sick right now.

Having a busted-up loved one is kinda scary, but it can also be kinda nice. It's one of the few times they let S.O.'s pamper them ridiculously, which can be all kinds of fun. Need any good soup recipes?
diony
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
I would adore some good soup recipes.

It's certainly true that Ken is usually pamper-resistant, so that part is nice! And hopefully this stupid cold will pass so I have more energy to be pampering.
hzatz
Jan. 29th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Ouch! Feel better soon, both of you...
heleninwales
Jan. 29th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
Oh, dear! I hope your cold clears up quickly and that Ken's wrist heals OK.
teawiththecheat
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad Ken was able to act fast and avoid even more serious injury.
liralen
Jan. 29th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
*hugs you both warmly*

I hope it all gets better soon...

and no wonder you were tired.

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