Susan Speaks: Ouch


So I’ve been neglecting you guys over here. It’s not personal, believe me.

Last Tuesday, I thought I’d hyper-extended my elbow. No real biggie; I’ve got really loose ligaments (which is why going to the gym is so vital; it’s what holds me together!), but a visit today with the sports med doctor I adore didn’t go so hot.

It’s not a hyper-extension. It’s a mild dislocation, and I’ve been doing it repeatedly since February, when I went out and shoveled all that snow we got here in the Western side of Mars. And… there might be some serious ligament damage after last week’s stunt.

I’m supposed to head out to the Lori Foster weekend tomorrow, but I can’t spend five hours outside of my spiffy new sling. I mean, I CAN. I just got the sling, after all, so it’s not like I haven’t been toughing it out. But it HURTS, guys. It’s not worth the five hour drive and the pain that it’ll bring. Not when the sling helps so nicely…

So that’s the saga. More as I know it, which will be next week, in fact, when they take a better, deeper look inside. It might be a summer of not so many posts around here, but let’s deal with that hurdle when we get to it…



  1. Marg

    June 3, 2010 5:41 pm

    Ouch indeed! Hope that you get this issue fixed soon, and as pain free as possible.

  2. Janet

    June 3, 2010 5:58 pm

    ooooh ouch! I hope you heal fast and clean!

  3. Lesley

    June 3, 2010 6:48 pm

    Ouch! You poor thing! Feel better soon!

  4. Luanne

    June 3, 2010 8:32 pm

    Nope not worth it – look after yourself….

  5. Luanne

    June 3, 2010 8:33 pm

    Nope not worth it – look after yourself.

  6. pussreboots

    June 3, 2010 11:04 pm

    Ouch! Take care of yourself. The trip can wait.
    .-= pussreboots´s last blog ..Review: Dreamstone =-.

  7. Anna

    June 4, 2010 8:47 am

    Damn snow! Hope you feel better soon.
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..The BEA Post, or I Need Another Vacation to Recover From This Vacation! =-.

  8. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

    June 4, 2010 9:53 pm

    Ugh! I know it’s tough to be encumbered by the sling, but it sounds like you know it’s worth the inconvenience in the long run (assuming the immobilization will get you on the road to healing).

    So sorry to hear this news; hope you’re feeling better soon!
    .-= Dawn – She is Too Fond of Books´s last blog ..Children’s Book Review: *How to Clean Your Room* by Jennifer LaRue Huget =-.

  9. Petula

    June 5, 2010 9:26 pm

    I’ve been clicking around trying to find out what’s going on… I am so far behind. Sorry to hear about the pain! Naughty you for going so long… but then I saw something on FB about an MRI… geez, hon, take care.
    .-= Petula´s last blog ..You tell me… =-.

  10. Alice Audrey

    June 7, 2010 1:50 pm

    No rides available? Bummer, but it really is more important that you take care of yourself.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Win a Copy of Hungry for More =-.

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