Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You can't get rid of me that easily...

Ok, everyone. I just got back from the hospital.
This morning I finally gave up and went to Urgent Care.
Except the triage nurse looked at my leg and sent me to the emergency department instead. (She said it was "Just in case there's a clot").
So I signed in and got my sexy little hospital bracelet (see picture).
Then I waited.
The doctor came in and cleaned out the wound, saying it looks like I have a "hematoma". (Note to self: Google "hematoma" to find out what the hell it means).
The wound isn't the kind that needs stitches, because it's not a clean slice with two distinct edges. When the bottle hit me, it gouged out a "J" shaped layer of flesh, and it hit me really hard. The doctor says it looks like the deeper layers of tissue have been damaged. So it will have to heal from the inside out. I was told this will probably take a few weeks to fully heal.
To fight the infection, I've been given a prescription for antibiotics (Keflex), which I'm supposed to take four times a day for the next week. (see picture).
They reassured me that the wound IS healing; it's just doing so really slowly, because of the deeper damage. I got instructions on how to take care of it, and hopefully things will be just fine as time progresses.
So we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
UPDATE: I Googled "hematoma". It's pretty much a fancy way of describing a bad bruise. Here's the Wikipedia article on it.


Morgen said...

Well thank goodness!

Isn't hematoma just a fancy word for bruise?

Morgen said...

So how's the Sierra Mist bottle doing? Still having ptsd flasbacks, or just a little shaken up?

Natalie said...

So glad you went to the Dr. and that it isn't as serious as it sounded. Not that it isn't serious of course but you know what I am trying to say.

Janna said...

Morgen: Yup, I Googled hematoma, and it's just a fancy way of describing a bad bruise. And BTW, the Sierra Mist has all been drank by now. The empty bottle is right here next to me!

Natalie: I'm glad too. :)

Steven said...

You'll live! You'll live! But you should make sure to write your will immediately and leave me all your valuables...just in case. Just kidding! :-) Why write a will when you can give me all of your valuables now?

Janna said...

Steve: The joke's on you; I don't think I HAVE any valuables! :o

Danielle said...

I too am glad you broke down and sought medical advice. Now just remember to take the tablets and you'll be good to go in no time.

Be well, sweets

Desert Songbird said...

Well, I am thrilled that you finally decided to have that wound examined by medical professionals. Be sure to take all of your meds, and do whatever else the doctor told you.

Then, go have fun with Mo and Lee this weekend!

Marilyn said...

I feel better. I mean, I just discovered your blog. It can't end this soon!

I hope the bills aren't too bad.

Lynda said...

Yay, you're ALIVE!! And you did get some good drugs.

So, is a J going to be permanently scarred to your shin?

amisare waswerebeen said...

YAY for medicine, and hospitals, and doctors, I'm glad you're okay. Better safe than sorry, right?! Take it easy.

Janna said...

Danielle: I promise to take my Keflex capsules. :)

Desert Songbird: I am definitely looking forward to this weekend!

Marilyn: LOL! I promise it won't end this soon. :)

Lynda: Well, I don't know if they're GOOD drugs, but they're something, at least!

Amisare: I'm good at taking it easy. :)

Mr. Fabulous said... long before the bracelet is up for bid on eBay?

Michael said...

Thanks for finally getting it sorted out, we worry about you.

Change of blog address, I deleted my blog by mistake and waiting to see if I can get it recovered.

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: That depends on how much you would like to bid! For the right price, I'll even autograph it. :)

Michael: Sorry to hear about the blog getting deleted! I just visited your Wordpress one and left a couple comments. :)

Travis said...

I'm glad you went. I was a little scared for you.

Janna said...

Travis: Glad you're glad. Thanks for being worried about me. :)