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13 February 2008 @ 06:21 pm
a brief update  

Dublin and the NISFA meeting were grand. Seeing the family was grand.

Falling down the bus stairs when the driver accelerated and braked both very hard in very short succession and jamming the holy living shit out of my right pinky and ring finger was not so grand.

Both fingers are, on the palm side, purple and black from the top knuckle to the palm. This is with being coated in magic-bruise-reducing arnica since half an hour after it happened. :p They look like hell. They don’t hurt much,–they’re mostly numb little sausages, really–but the mobility is decreasing as the swelling increases. They’re clearly not broken in any kind of compound fracture way, but if the swelling isn’t significantly reduced by tomorrow I think I’d better find a doctor, which is something I have no idea how to do here. I mean, if they’re broken with a simple fracture, there’s not a damned thing a doctor can do besides tape them, which I’ve been doing anyway, but I don’t know, maybe I can sue the frigging Dublin bus company for time lost at work or something, because as you might imagine, I’m not typing very damned fast right now.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Marithmarith on February 13th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Aieee! Your poor fingers! *sends hugs and a telepathic typist to transcribe*
suzanne mcleodsuzannemcleod on February 13th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs* and yet more *hugs* and lots of good cyber wishes to go with the arnica...
Nimtouchstone on February 13th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Tape and ice is usually the best you can do for fingers or toes. As long as the joints are intact (and if they weren't, you wouldn't be saying it didn't hurt much), everything else should take care of itself. In a way, that makes it more frustrating, because there's just not much you can DO about it.
dsgood on February 13th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Hopes for good healing.
irishkateirishkate on February 13th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Sue - absolutely you should sue.

Hugs and sympathy. Ice cures all (like windolene in 'my big fat greek wedding')
xnamkradxnamkrad on February 13th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh shit - I guess this was on the way home. Hugs. It was great seeing you both last night. And I meant what I said, I feel like you have been friends for all my life.
Hopes its not too bad - was it the right or left one? (i.e. the working hand?)
kitmizkit on February 13th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was on the way home, and it's my right hand, and I am right-handed, although in context of somebody who touch-types for a living, it wouldn't be any *better* if it were my left.

*hugs* It was brilliant to see you, as well, and the feeling is mutual. Good friends turn retroactive, I guess. :)
xnamkradxnamkrad on February 13th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Oh I sent an email to PC but it's not likely that he can make it over next month.
Kes Yocumkesmun on February 14th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Ah, there's the Irish superlative I was looking for. Hee. I was about to say... "Seeing the family was merely grand? Not brilliant? Or better yet 'dead brill'" Leaving out the vulgarity... *snickers and has been reading entirely too much Andrew Greeley*
mela_lynmela_lyn on February 13th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Go to the Dr's!! I broke my pinky toe and my mom said it wasn't but it kept swelling. It was b/c it was a few line fractures and the bone was still connected. Better this way... you need your fingers!!!
mevennenmevennen on February 13th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh God! OW!!!
Brian: panda bouncinglogrusboy on February 14th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Ouchie! Hope things improve quickly!! In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the bouncing pandas....
Natural20natural20 on February 14th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
Ah buggery. Here's to a speedy recovery!
Janne: tea comfortjanne on February 14th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
Ouch, hoping for a speedy recovery. And definitely find a doctor if you haven't yet -- next time it might be something more serious when you don't have the luxury of spending time figuring out who and how, might as well use this as a practice run.
sammywolsammywol on February 14th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
OUCH! I tracked back to this entry having seen the photo in your latest and wondered what the F**k happened. Pity it is probably impractical to sue the bus company but it might be worth a snotty letter and photos, especially if you do get to a doctor. Try to go to one. That looks nasty!