Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The One Arm Bandit!

I'm sitting here typing this post in extreme pain. Every key I press on my keyboard sends spasms of pain shooting up my left arm from elbow to shoulder! But I cannot stay away from this blog any longer. Ok, well maybe I exaggerated a little bit about the pain but it does hurt every time I press any keys especially my left arm.

Ok let me start from the beginning. Most of you know I'm down with the flu and all that. That's why I haven't posted anything at all in 2-3 days and you guys know that I normally post everyday. I'm still feeling down with my nose leaking like a runaway train and I just couldn't muster the energy needed to sit and blog the past few days. All I wanted to do was just sleep.

Well, this morning when I woke up for work, I was still feeling under the weather and a little groggy. After having my shower and as I was groggily exiting the bathroom, I hit my left elbow on the bathroom door frame. And I hit it so hard that I stood there in excruciating pain unable to move a muscle. I honestly felt like screaming in pain but then, that would ruin my macho image in front of wifey ... LOL!

Ok, never mind, after standing there in pain for a few minutes holding my elbow, I walk out to get dressed thinking the pain would go away in a bit since I have hit my elbow on that blooming door frame a few times before. Now the fact that by the time I was dressed and ready for work with the pain not subsiding one bit should have been a clear indication that something was wrong. To cut a long story short, I drive to work and by afternoon, I can hardly move my left arm without eliciting a nerve wrecking pain from elbow to shoulder.

I can hardly bend my arm at the elbows. I couldn't even bend my arm to touch my nose without some kind of pain shooting up my shoulder. That's how bad it is and that's when I realized that I must have hit that door frame a bit harder than I thought cos when I checked my elbow again when I got home, it was totally swollen. My elbow looks like a freak right now with the swell. I didn't notice it in the office cos I was wearing a jacket the whole day to keep my fever down. It's only when I got home and took off the jacket that wifey and me saw the swell on my elbow. Now I know why it hurts like hell!

It hurt so bad every time I bent my arm that I needed wifey to help me undress (ok, don't get any funny ideas now ... LOL!) Geez, I felt like a small kid who couldn't do things for himself. I've never felt pain like this before and wifey warned me that if the swell is still there tomorrow morning, she's gonna drag my sorry stubborn ass to the doctors to get it looked at. She knows how stubborn I can be about seeing the doctors. In fact, remember in my previous post I said I'd head to the clinic the first thing Monday morning? Well, I haven't yet till now.

'Serves you right for still being sick you lazy stubborn bum!'


Cut a sick guy some slack, will ya! I hate going to the doctors. I hate having to take medicine. I've always avoided heading to see a doctor whenever I fall sick until I'm forced to go or until I can't stand it anymore. I think I'll probably head to the company doctors tomorrow and get some medicine for my flu and fever and also get the elbow looked at. That is if I'm still feeling crappy tomorrow.

I haven't really recovered yet and was struggling just to get work done at the office today. What with the elbow pain and all. I could have taken medical leave and headed home but I'm just not the kind to take it unless I can't work at all. Sometimes wifey will have to give me a piece of her mind before I'll even consider taking medical leave. There are times even my boss will have to chase me home to get some rest. Anyway I did have quite a bit of rush work to be completed in the morning that couldn't be put off till tomorrow.

After finishing all my work, I just didn't have the will power to blog though I did do some blog hopping but that's about it. Then today after watching this cheesy show called Who wants to be a Superhero and Heroes, I just couldn't resist not getting online and blogging. I'll just suffer the pain later. And trust me, the pain is excruciating at times that I don't know how I'm going to be able to sleep tonight without having to bend this busted arm. I guess if you guys hear a loud shriek in the middle of the night, you'll know that it's just me in agony ... LOL!

Well, that's all from me for now. I'm going to call it a night cos it's really uncomfortable having to try and type without moving my left arm and besides my nose is getting all runny again. I'm afraid it'll leak all over my keyboard ... (ok, I know that is not a good sight to imagine ... LOL!). I'll catch you guys later when I'm a little better. Hopefully my arm will be functioning by then :D

35 comments:

  1. aww...and OUCH.

    hey at least you didnt have to type this post lefty!

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  2. OUCH!!!! I hope your arm feels better soon. Lots of ice!

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  3. Oh man, you sound like you're in so much pain! If you refuse to see a doc, at least take a painkiller, you'll feel better.

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  4. Nick,
    GO SEE THE DOCTOR! THAT IS AN ORDER!

    Ooopss...too fierce..

    Another tactic, scare Nick:
    You shud really go to the clinic and have the doctor look at you esp your arm if not it might swell even bigger and who knows, fall off?????

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  5. Hey Nick,

    Maybe a trip to the clinic might not be such a bad idea in light of your recent injuries!

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  6. Oh No! Nick, please take care of that arm!! Better get a doctor to advise and check on it.

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  7. You better go to rest buddy!Sounds worst to me :)Did you seek your family doc?Take care ya!and hopw you get well soon.

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  8. You may have chipped or fractured a bone you silly man so I wouldn't put it off any longer if I were you. I've always wondered why they call the elbow the "funny" bone because it's never a laughing matter when you hit it. Hope you feel better soon.

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  9. Booo @ hitting your elbow... does that suck or what? Sounds like a Doc visit is definitely needed.

    I loved "Who Wants to be a Superhero"..lol.. that show was soo corny and predictable but I liked the spirit of the contestants!

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  10. Take care, Nick. Get well soon.

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  11. Meleah - OUCH is too mild a word for the pain I'm feeling.

    Yeah, thank god for us right handed people. LOL!

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  12. Tammy - The good news is, it feels much better today :D

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  13. BT - The pain killer sounds like a good idea. I'm definitely going to need some ...

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  14. Jen - LOL! Scare tactics don't work with me, I'm just too plain stubborn to listen to anyone.

    Only one who can really get me to go to the doctors is wifey. And if this swell doesn't go down by today, then I'm definitely heading to get it looked at.

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  15. MP - That's absolutely good advise given to an absolutely stubborn person ... LOL! If it gets worse I'll definitely go get it looked at ...

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  16. Rose - Don't worry, I value my arm. I'll definitely take care of it ...

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  17. Gypsy - I don't think it's fractured, well, at least it doesn't feel that way. Besides, the swell is subsiding a little so that's a good sign.

    That's a good point about that 'funny' bone thingy. I wonder which wise guy or girl made that one up ... LOL!

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  18. Jillian - Corny is exactly the right word to describe that show but somehow no matter how corny it is, I'll still sit and watch the whole show, what does that say about me, huh? LOL!

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  19. Albine - hey, you've been missing for a while. Good to see you back. Thanks for the wishes. I'm already on the road to recovery ...

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  20. Sweetiepie - Haven't gone to the doctors yet. I'm feeling much better, even the swell is subsiding already ...

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  21. Ouch! If the elbow still hurts in a few days, I would go to the doctor!

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  22. Aww.. get well soon you! Take some time off from the blog lah. lol

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  23. I tryna imagine you typing and blowing your nose at the same time.. hehehe... Nick, look at the bright side.. Just check out the OH SO MANY gorgeous ladies leaving comments and caring about you!! LOL! Not too bad, huh?? :P

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  24. Diamond - Thankfully, the swell has gone down and I can bend my elbow already, so no doctor for me! LOL!

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  25. Cindy - What? stay away from blogging? me? I'll just suffer through the pain la ... LOL!

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  26. you didn't go see the doctor?! hmm, maybe the thought of visiting the doctor had somehow healed your arm? :-)

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  27. Oh dear, a runny nose and a swollen arm, you are in the wars!

    I do think you should see the doc asap though.

    Let us know how it goes, if it isn't too painful to type!

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  28. Even you're in pain, i'm still impressed you were able to write this long post (as you always do)!

    Go and get that elbow checked before you start hitting your keyboard with just one hand haha... A sick person should be resting not working.

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  29. Syura - It sure ain't easy trying to keep the snort from dripping with one hand and typing at the same time ... LOL!

    Everyone in blogger land are such a caring bunch of people :D

    I'd like to thank all of you for your concern and well wishes.

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  30. Sting - Yeah, that could be it. LOL! Sometimes they say, it's the thought that counts. I didn't expect it to work in this instance ... LOL!

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  31. The world according to me - Well, the good news is, I'm winning the wars cos my arm is okay and my runny nose is getting less runnier by the day ... :D

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  32. Marlene - LOL! When I start typing, I just cannot seem to find the full stop!

    The elbow is okay already so I'm going to be back to my usual self soon. Get ready for more long postings ... LOL!

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  33. Ouch!!! This entry sound really painful... you take care and rest the elbow more,don't move too much and oh yea...ice pack lots of it...:D

    Get well soon!

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  34. Emelda - I have to say it was indeed a painful entry! LOL!

    The good news is the elbows feeling much better but the blooming nose is still leaky ...

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