Wah.

I think I broke my finger today.

Or if it's not broken, it's at least badly swollen or jarred or sprained.

All I know is that I managed to slam it in door at school.

And then get it stuck behind the door handle.

And then twist it to get it free.

I heard a weird crunching sound and felt some numbness.

Twelve hours later, it still hurts like the dickens.

And it's a wee bit red and puffy.

Hold me!

Edit: I've broken a few fingers in the past, so I'm all set to splint it to my ring finger. Thanks for the advice, and yes, the hugs are still appreciated because I? Am a wimp.


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45 comments:

Jess said...

Go to the doctor! Stat! Stat! If it's broken it needs to be set correctly in order to heal the right way. And it sounds like it's a definite possibility that it's broken.

natalie said...

tape it to a Popsicle stick, and just try not to jar it anymore. Sadly, there's not much more you can do for a broken (or spraied, swollen, jarred) finger. Feel better! And quit typing! Picture? Please?

Jamie said...

OW! Definitely get it checked out!

Kat said...

Big hug. Put a cold pack on for 20min and if the swelling isn't going down and the pain does not subside within the next two hours, go see a doctor.

Hope you'll feel better soon.

Dutchess of Kickball said...

Oh that is certainly broken. It really needs to be set and cast otherwise you could lose a lot of mobility and it could heal like a claw. Bad bad, go go.

Tina Vaziri said...

Aaaahhh! That sounds painful! Doctor? NOW?

Teacher A said...

Aww. If it hurts, you should stop doing that to yourself. :)

katelin said...

Aw I'm a wimp too, it's okay. *hugs*

Valerie said...

OOooOOooOoOoooooOOh that is the worst! When you slam your finger in the door? Ow!! I'm sorry :(

Nic said...

yee-ouch!!

She Likes Purple said...

I'm so sorry! Feel better soon!

~Mum~ said...

ohhh mum's don't want to read this stuff when their daughter is on the other side of the world !!!!

did you get your medical cover sorted out ??? go to the doc !!!

Kristabella said...

Yeah, sounds like you did some damage.

And yay! Get to test out the healthcare in a new country!

Marianne said...

OUCH!! Poor thing!

Emily said...

Popsicle stick. Duct tape. Ice cream. Any questions?

Tali said...

Ouch! *Hug* Take good care of it and get it checked out. Hope you feel better soon!

grungedandy said...

Ice it to reduce the swelling (peas usally work) take ibuprofen to help with pain & reduce swelling they can be taken 2 every 4 hours.
And splint it!
If it's still swollen & painful in the morning go to the doctors! A&E is usally the last resort as unless its life threatening you can wait all night to be seen
Seeya hugya *G*

heidikins said...

Ouchie-cha-cha!! I vote take a double dose of Chocolate and call me in the morning. *Hugs!*

xox

La said...

Consider yourself hugged! I hope you're ok!

Erin said...

Not fun! I broke my toe at work last year and then worked the rest of the day before I finally went to the doctor. Am big idiot, I know.

Marriage-101 said...

Aw. I'm sorry. I hate that. I broke my finger in 5th grade and didn't set it because I didn't know it was broken and now it's all jacked.

Katie said...

Ouchies. There's not much you can do with a broken finger, but here's what I do: Go out to the shops and buy an ice-cream. Eat said ice-cream. Wash ice-cream stick and wrap against finger to keep it straight.

Hey, it works AND you get an ice-cream out of it! ;)

mooiness said...

This is an example of why you should crack your fingers - it makes them more malleable, such that this wouldn't have happened!

Jokes aside, yeah you should get it checked out.

Noelle said...

Here is one more intercontinental hug. Partially for the finger and partially because I'm really sorry about that Scrabble game. That was my highest score ever. Rematch?

Fiona said...

worker's comp!

Brie said...

Owie. Go get it checked out just to be safe! (Remember I work in healthcare!)

Solomon Broad said...

Ouch! Put some ice on it to help reduce the swelling, then go and get it checked out. A relative of mine once broke her toe (she kicked a paving slab instead of her dogs ball) without realising, and now she has arthritis in it.

Sorry. That's not very comforting, is it?

natalie said...

I wonder if everyone who says popsicle stick is from the same area, have parents who are physicians, or what... Do dumb Americans just splint it with household goods and say screw it, and really there is important first aid that needs to be administered? Interesting question...

Sarah said...

Oh dear, feel better soon! I once jammed the knuckles of my two middle fingers in a rollerblading fall, and it hurt like heck for a couple of days. The only thing it keeps me from doing now is bowling more than a game or two. Hope your fingers heals without incident!

Vanessa said...

HUGE HUG! And get some ice on that finger. Any numbness? Don't mess around with that, go see a doctor.

ana said...

Awww that must hurt. I've broken my finger tons of time playing basketball, you should go to a doctor.

*Hugs

angela said...

Most importantly, how on earth are you typing?

kirby said...

*huddles up on couch with you and girly movies and chocolate*
turns out that tetanus needle I had yesterday has done something to my arm. it's all puffy and swollen and sore.

M&M?

Zandria said...

Yuck! Believe me, I'd be doing a LOT of whining, too! Hope your finger feels better soon. :)

LaLa said...

Ohnoes... erm... have you registered with a Doctor yet young lady?

Riayn said...

Everyone else has given you some great medical advice. All I have to say is... Yikes! Take care of that poor little finger and follow the wise words of everyone who has commented.

Miss A said...

you've broken fingers in the past?

what is wrong with you woman! Keep your fingers to yourself ;-)

michelle and the city said...

*sad face*
i would be a wimp if i broke my finger too!

Nathan Pralle said...

Aw! *hugs* Recover quick!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Aly, how have you broken more than one finger?! Are you just breaking fingers all over the place?

Hope it gets better soon, lady!

Viviane said...

Well, that sounds painful! Made me cringe just reading that. Brrr... But what are you doing blogging about it instead of going to a doctor?!

Leslie said...

Was it a chocolate milk day yesterday?!!?!! Mmmm...painkillers washed down with chocolate milk. Mmmm.

ashley said...

If your description hurts me, I can only imagine how you feel.

Laurel said...

OUCH!! OMG... I am so sorry, Aly. Lots of painkillers, stat.

rye said...

OMG! I am late on reading this, but OH SO SORRY!! *hugs*





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