How about this for a freak accident! I’m laying on my side with my hand under my head. My 3 year old daughter came bounding on the bed, which is nothing new. She kneed my elbow perfectly on the corner. OUCH! But, being a mom I blew it off. It’ll go away, right!? That was Saturday the 21st. By Monday, when I got up my elbow was still not moving well and was still was hurting pretty bad. I went to my regular doctor, who told me it was acting like it was broken and sent me to x-ray. The x-ray place tells me I have a “comminuted fracture of the electronaut”. Not having an ounce of medical knowledge, I’m thinking my elbow exploded. They sent me home and I had to call the orthopedic the next day. I prepared myself all day for the worst. The orthopedic doctor put up the x-ray, Which unfortunately I don’t have the picture of and reveals my daughter had broke the corner of my elbow off! It’s floating around and the reason it hurt so bad is that the tendons were/are rubbing that broken piece around. Upside is no surgery and only a sling! Hooray!
My 3 Year Old Broke My Elbow! Ouch!
So, she sent me on my merry way. Wednesday the 25th rolls around and my elbow was as red as Rudolph’s nose and hot. To me that’s infection. Ugh….. Back to the doctor I went this past Friday. He told me I need to relax more and stop doing so much. Ok, I’d LOVE to do that. However, I need to care for my family.
As of today, the swelling has gone down and I’m feeling better each day. I have a feeling this is going to be a long healing process.