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Hello~Kitty
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 5/4/2009 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is alive and well. turn
 
I had a terrible day yesterday, actually the day was ok but I kept accidentally hurting myself. First I was putting things away and looking at what I was doing and forgot their was a broken picture frame with huge pieces of glass sticking out and stabbed my hand on the palm under the index finger, it'd really deep. Then just my luck, about an hour later, my big toe on my right foot started hurting and their was another big and deep cut on the tip on the big toe, and I have no idea how that happened, I was walking around bare foot outside, and the numbness I already feel on that toe probably masked whatever I did. I probably needed stitches on both of them, especially my hand, but I had no babysitter to go the Er and even though my son was gone for the weekend with his friend, my daughter is a hand full, she doesnt like being told what to do, and likes to touch everything like a 2 year old. Well since they dont do stitches after 6 hours after the cut happened, theirs no point on going to the doctor now. It's impossible to get in with the clinic I'm suppose to see a GP, and I have no patience for the ER, espicially since I hear it's packed right now nonstop cause everyone with a runny nose is there thinking they have swine flu. But it hurts so bad, and everytime I straigten my hand the cut reopens and hurts. And it's throbbing like crazy, and I keep bumping my toe into everything, which doesnt help. I guess the ER wont do stitches after so many hours because the edges start healing, and something about infection, cant remember, but my friend called the ER and that's what they said, I guess all they can do now is clean it, and I already did that, and put neosporin on it and took ibprofen, but it still hurts, it hurts so much I cant fall asleep. It's times like this when I wish medicaid wasnt so cheap and send me to a low fee clinic, they're horrible doctors with rude manners, and I never see the same doctor twice, and they love to cancel my appointment at the last minute, espicially if I'm complaining about any pain, they say that they dont do chronic or acute pain problems and migraines, which doesnt seem right to me, I can understand the chronic pain, but why the short-term acute pain problems. And they're always scheaduling 2 months out, even when I tell them I'm hurt or very sick, they always tell me to the go to the ER. And they wont see you for a problem if you went to the ER for it, even for followup. This clinic makes me so angry, they dont run right at all. The only doctors I see is the one that prescribes my subs and a neurologist, but they of course dont do stitches. Even though my suboxone doctor is a family doctor, he's not my family doctor, I pay him him to wean me off of narcotics and thats all. But I do see him this tuesday, maybe he can refer me someone, or maybe if I'm lucky he'll be nice and take a look at my hand, he is a very caring doctor. Well sorry for ranting on, I cant sleep and I'm hurting badly and injured which has made me a bad mood, I tried to talk to my friend/neighbor, but we got in a arguement over the movie "Monster's vs Aliens" 3D, cause she's convinced it's holographic, and I told her it's not, it's a new 3D process and this was the first movie to use it, but she thinks I'm stupid, it hurts my feelings, so I cant talk to her. Well good night everyone, and I hope all of you are having nice dreams right now.
 
your friend always, hellokitty
26 years old, single mother of 2 children, 7 year old girl and 9 year old boy
DX-Lower back pain, Arthiritis, Migraines, Raynald's Phenomenon, Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Pancreatic Divisum, Chronic Pancreatitas, Fibromyalgia
Meds- Suboxone 16-24mg daily, Cymbalta 60mg, 100mg Lyrica, Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler, Advair, Imitrex 100mg, Ibprofen 800mg, Phenergan 25mg, Hydroxizine 25mg, Biofreeze
Surgeries- Gallbladder removed 1998, Stent in Pancreas 2003, marsupilized bartholin gland cyst, countless upper GI scopes and ERCPs
Pets- 3 degus named Pricilla, Aster, and Shorty, one female rat named Sassy, one male rat named Squeeky who's brother died on 4/18/09 and was replaced by a baby female Guinea pig name Rosalina, a baby black emperor scorpian, and a corn snake named Precious
"Never go to a doctor's office whose plants has died."
 
 


anice
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 536
   Posted 5/4/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kitty, Goodmorning to you. Bless your heart. It does seem like yesterday was a bad day for you. I am really sorry all that happened. I wish that you had been able to have had it looked at. Do you have any of those accute care emergency clinics where you live? If you did that may have been an option for you. Sorry, my mistake. If you could have been seen yesterday,you would have been. Did you use hydogen peroxide and neosporin or other antibiotic ointment? There is also some otc products that are pretty good. One is something called NewSkin it comes with a little brush. It puts a protective coat over it and seals it. You also may be able to get some butterfly bandaids. They work fairly good,too. Just be sure to keep both places clean and free from infection. I hope the pain from the injuries eases some to. It sounds like it hurts. I hope you feel better soon.
Anice

The Reverend
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 5/4/2009 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Breath in, Breath out, breath in hold for 5 seconds, breath out slowly.

The pain you are feeling in your cuts can be caused by a couple of things, Sweat, or dirt still in the cut and the best way to flush is under normal high speed water and to promote quicker healing they say to do the same thing, hold under fast running water, it washes out the infections and dirt.  If by opening back up you mean separates without bleeding then it could benifit greatly by this process, but if it starts bleeding it needs treatment because it is open blood the most dangerous thing ever to attract germs and bacteria.  Just watch it and if the skin starts changing colour around it seek that ER or if the pain starts traveling out of the immediate area like up your arm do the doc thing but you will be OK and I'm with you on the Monster Vs Aliens 3D thing.

The sun will rise again and tomorrow will be another day I know this because we get there ahead of the rest in Australia East coast

Luv yas all

 

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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Hypertension, type2 Diabeties, mild epilepsy
My medications are Salazopyrin 3000mg, plaquinal 100mg, morphine 40mg twice daily,coversyl 10mg, diaformin sr 3000mg, actrapid injection sliding scale + 6 units in morning, lantos solostar 16 units,epilum 400mg, omeprazol 20mg, amlodipine 5mg and panadien forte and tremadol 50mg when needed.
 
 
 
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PAlady
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 5/4/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,
I'm really sorry for the time you're having, but am concerned about that cut. You do need to watch for infection, and it might be deep as the Reverend suggests. Hopefully, the doctor you see this week for your suboxone can at least advise you on whether you need to seek more treatment or can do some home remedies.

BTW - you really, really , really shouldn't go barefoot with numb feet! Seriously. I know you might like to, but you won't feel what you step on.

Good luck!

PaLacy

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 5/4/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Kitty, sure hope today goes better for you..
Hope your injuries heal up fast and don't cause you pain for long..
Will keep you in my thoughts...
lots and lots of soft hugz........
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Hello~Kitty
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 610
   Posted 5/4/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for the replies. But I just took a nap nd woke up by my huge floor lamp tumbling over and hit me, my kids like to play with it and untwisted it I guess, aand it's one of those heavy floor lamps with a reading light on it, it hurt really bad. I feel like someone or something is out to kill me. I dont get why everythig is trying to hurt me.

Right now I have the neosporin cream on it (actually it's the brand that the hospital gave me a while back when I had to get stitches on my finger from carving a pumpkin last october) and gauze over it with a bandage wrap. I cant use normal bandaides cause the cut is about an inch and half long and about it looks about a half an inch deep, maybe not quite but it is very deep ans too long for a normal bandaid. I'm kinda wishing I would have put up with the ER yesterday, but like I said, I really dislike the ER. A couple years ago I went to the ER cause I was vomiting like crazy and my stomach was killing me, and cause I have a history of pancreatitas, I wanted to get it check out. Well they made me wait 6 hours for antinausea meds, and then the doctor came in and started yelling at me that they dont refill methadone there, and I was shocked cause I never mentioned needing a refill. I had meds at home, and I never even asked for anything for pain, I just wanted to stop vomiting. And they discharged me, knowing that I was still as sick as when I came in. I was very upset, and I dont think I ever vomited so much in my life, I was literally vomiting every 5-10 minutes nonstop for 12 hours, which I didnt think was possible. So since then I'm always scared that the ER is always more worried about me taking narcotics for chronic pain then why I came in. And beleive it or not,. they put on my discharge papers "tobacco abuse", I guess smoking makes you vomit for 12 hours straight and have stomach pain lol.

-hellokitty
26 years old, single mother of 2 children, 7 year old girl and 9 year old boy
DX-Lower back pain, Arthiritis, Migraines, Raynald's Phenomenon, Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Pancreatic Divisum, Chronic Pancreatitas, Fibromyalgia
Meds- Suboxone 16-24mg daily, Cymbalta 60mg, 100mg Lyrica, Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler, Advair, Imitrex 100mg, Ibprofen 800mg, Phenergan 25mg, Hydroxizine 25mg, Biofreeze
Surgeries- Gallbladder removed 1998, Stent in Pancreas 2003, marsupilized bartholin gland cyst, countless upper GI scopes and ERCPs
Pets- 3 degus named Pricilla, Aster, and Shorty, one female rat named Sassy, one male rat named Squeeky who's brother died on 4/18/09 and was replaced by a baby female Guinea pig name Rosalina, a baby black emperor scorpian, and a corn snake named Precious
"Never go to a doctor's office whose plants has died."
 
 


golitho
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 5/4/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hello Kitty, you poor thing you really are in the wars! If the cut is so deep a Dr may still be able to glue it shut. My kids are always getting into scrapes and my son's last leg wound they glued shut about 24 hours after he'd cut it. I'd just bandaged it up really tight, he is allergic to band aids, but the next day it was still weeping. They glued it shut and rebandaged it tightly, it healed really well. Now you have three injuries hopefully it will be all you get. My mum always said things come in threes!!! But I know what you mean with ERs you can either get an idiot or strike it lucky. I hate them too!!! My worst memory is when I had an ectopic pregnancy and I was in the ER waiting for a gyni to come down to see me when the ER nurse said to me,"How do you know it's not just a heavy period?!!! I replied I was 31, I knew what a normal period was by now and I'd just had a positive pregnancy test! But she made me feel so cross, the thought of having to justify my right to be there!!! I'm ranting, sorry. I hope your day picks up for you.

skeye
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 5/4/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitty,

I'm so sorry to hear about your bad luck! Cuts that that are awful. I've been in situations were I needed sutures as well, but was too stubborn to go to the ER. The worst was when I accidentally sliced open my thumb with a scalpel blade at work (I was cleaning the handle, and I ALWAYS check to make sure that the blade is off first, but it was the day before Christmas at the end of the day, and I was careless...). I have a very nice scar from that. Good thing it was dog or cat blood on that blade and not human blood, or I would have had even more problems! The worst kinds of cuts are those ones that always open up, too! Any normal movement seems to aggravate it! Hopefully your suboxone doc will take a look at them for you tomorrow! Maybe he can give you something to put on it to promote healing. One really random thing that I learned, is that putting honey on wounds is supposed to help promote healing & prevent infection, especially on hard to heal wounds. I've never tried it myself, but I know that there are people who swear by it in the veterinary world (and it is used with people too). Here's to speedy healing!

Skeye

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 5/4/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
awe kitty, sure hope you can get a break soon, things will get better...
lots more soft hugz coming your way...
(((((((((((((((((((Kitty))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines

********>^..^<********>^..^<********>^..^<********

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