I’ve got an owie…

29 Jan

…Sort of.

Okay, I did not break my hand.  I just have this itty problem with nerve pain.  Sometimes it starts from my back and sometimes it starts from my hand.  Regardless of where it starts, it spreads to the entire right side of my body.  Hence I take muscle relaxers and those  make me groggy the next day. 

Anyhue, this past week my hand had been hurting as usual but this time, the pain was bad …so bad that I could not sleep.  By Wednesday I had lost control of my three  middle fingers.  A very bad  thing …since that is how I make my living….using that same hand to type and move a mouse around.  I kinda blamed myself for my predicament because I had gone to see my doctor the day before.  I briefly mentioned my pain and when she asked me for more information,  I dismissed  her concern because I do have an unusually high tolerance for pain and was used to it and I did not want to have to start taking another round of medications.  I called my doctor on Thursday and thankfully she was able to see me (again) that same day…with a tiny I-told-you-so smirk.  She gave me anti-inflammatory meds, told me to try a brace and if it did not work, she would refer me to a nerve specialist.  She sent me to an orthopedist who fitted me with the brace.

Firstly- this shit really works.  I mean it takes some getting used to and you get clumsy and drop stuff and your hand writing looks like crap but it minimizes the pain by about 65 percent.  Turtle’s Gabapentin does the rest.  *makes mental note to ditch inflammatory meds and ask for Gabapentin*

Secondly – my boss’s boss told me that mini ‘fro makes me look intimidating (yeah, wtf right?) But add this brace and I look like an angry black chick that punched someone out the night before.  The Starbucks lady even asked me if I was an athlete.  *sigh*

Before I forget… thanks to Rose, I found out the brand and pic of that sugar we had been wracking our brains for.

Oh one more thing.  I have decided that Sugabelly is my crazy cousin, Taynement is my bestfriend, Azazel has been voted as ‘most likely to take In God We Trust out of the American currency,’  Vera is now my baby sister,  Nice Anon is my big sister and Original Mgbeke is my twin.

Yes. I said it.


11 Responses to “I’ve got an owie…”

  1. taynement January 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    lol yay first?

    I didn’t know you were racking your brain for st louis, I for tell you.

    hello my bestie lol

    pele about your nerves oh, take am easy.

  2. Rayo January 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Since you do tons of typing, could the nerve damage be related to that? (carpal tunnel etc.)

  3. Nice Anon January 30, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    LOL@ how you divded it all up. yes I am so your big sis jare. lol

    I think you have carpel tunnel. ndo o!

  4. Original Mgbeke January 30, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Pele o, it does seem rather painful. Take am easy for real. How long do you have to keep the brace in for?

    Hahaha. St. Louis is definitely what I was talking about. Good job.

    Hey twinnieeee… :-D, we must def. be twins ‘cos I’m currently rocking my own mini fro too. Hahahaha.

  5. Azazel January 30, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Lmao hahaha *takes a bow*
    Sorry about your pain, hopefully it gets better.

  6. Rose February 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Pele! Glad you got some relief. Heal completely soon…my pleasure..lol St. Louis – good times!

  7. Kola Tubosun February 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    So Rosie, what am I to you then, eh eh eh?

    • lucidlilith February 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

      lol…i love all of blogville equally BUT I can only have so many relatives…but if an opening comes up…say one of my brothers mess up…i will hire you right away.

  8. lucidlilith February 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Una thank you for your kind thoughts…i am feeling so much better and typing quite well. I only have to wear the brace at night now.

  9. GoodNaijaGirl February 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Sorry about the nerve pain. 😦

    Your boss’s boss’s comment was a bit…hmm. But maybe the question about whether or not you were an athlete was asked because you’re looking so darn FIT!

    • lucidlilith February 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

      @FIT…from your lips to God’s ears…lol

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