Monday, April 20, 2009

JUST CALL ME TONY HAWK

Well... not really cuz he doesnt falloff his skateboard, brakes his scaphoid (wrist) like retard me!  yes i'm typing like a 5 yr old with my index finger right now!  saturday andy woke me up from a glorious afternoon nap,  the kind where you drool all over your arm type of nap,  so we could go long boarding.  he just got a new mini longboard & thought his old one would be perfect for me to hone my skills on...bad idea #1!  needless to say i got going faster than i was comfortable with, tried to bail off and didn't keep running after i landed and tried to break my fall with my left hand...the ground won!  i once again went into my work as a patient (i never use to get hurt until i married andy).  sure enough i broke the worst possible bone to break in the wrist because there is limited blood supply and a high rate of non-union (never healing).  i paged the orthopedist i refer alot of my patients to & he squeezed me into his schedule today to have a look at it.  i need surgery because mine is so displaced so he is operating tomorrow morning!  crazy, but the best part is he said i could run the marathon saturday since there will be a screw & cast to hold it in place.  that is going to be one smelly cast...i sweat like SHREK!  you may want to stay away for the next 6 weeks!  SO WHAT DO U THINK...PINK OR PURPLE CAST, which is more profesh (haha)????  decisions, decisions!  QUICK I'VE ONLY GOT 12HRS TO DECIDE!!!
p.s. i dont mind walking home from the OR but they mite not let me cuz of the anesthesia...anyone wanna pick me up? andy has 2 tests tomorrow afternoon & doesn't know when he'll be done haha crazy drugged up girl walkin the streets of loma linda!

9 comments:

Lexi and Jared Westergard said...

Oh man that stinks! I say go with pink, but I don't know if that is professional haha. Good luck with your surgery I would pick you up, but that would be a long drive:)

Jen and Joel said...

I am so sorry. One of my first jobs out of nursing school was in an ortho office, and I saw this break all the time. One of my favorite things to do was take out the screws when it was healed. It was the wierdest feeling on my end...I cannot image how the patient felt. It was really cool though. Good luck in surgey. We will say a prayer for you.

Greg and Michelle Andersen said...

I will drive to California to pick you up tomorrow! I would love to see you all drugged up. My first thought when you said you were still going to run the marathon was that cast is going to get so dirty and stinky!! Two words for you...baby powder. It will take the stench away a little. Oh, and go with purple. It's definitely more "profesh." Love you girl and good luck this weekend!

TJ and Jen Sherwood said...

Oh no! I hope you are OK. I have never broken anything and pray i don't. Get lots of rest for your wrist.

Matt and Elyse said...

Sheesh! I think I would go with purple too...Good luck with surgery - we will be thinking of you!

Jen said...

Yikes! Seriously what a bummer!

p.s. I'd go w/ the pink one:)

Beth and Wes said...

Pick which every color matches more of your professional clothes! Funny that you played division I sports and didn't ever get hurt and now its happening left and right!!

Ashley said...

Purple. I hope you went with purple. I know Andy is secretly so proud of you...I am sorry I am too late, I could have picked you up.

Paul*Anne*Cohen said...

Seriously Jen you are hillarious! I am so sorry about your tragic long boarding accident. I wish I had read this earlier and I seriously would have been there to pick you up! Why didn't you call me? Careful with your valuable body girl!!