||[Jun. 29th, 2010|03:08 am]
so last tuesday, june 22nd, 2010, i woke up to turn my cell phone alarm off. i used my right arm to reach over to my right side, i was lying on my back. just to paint the picture for you. right as i reached over my arm dislocated out of the socket. i rolled onto my side, yelped for jay but it didn't reach. so i put on shorts and stumbled out of my room and woke him up by telling him he needs to drive me to the ER. |
it took me 40mins to get into a car so he could drive me to get it popped back in place. his car didn't work cuz the seat didn't have enough room for me to be in an awkward crouch position. it was hard to get into my car for almost the same reason, just the seat was curved up and i just couldn't sit comfortably. luckily next door katie and rob were standing outside doing whatever. they noticed my troubles with our cars so they said if i could get into katie's little van car thing then we could borrow it. it had enough room and finally we were on our way.
arriving there three different people all told me to get into the wheelchair, little did they understand i was only crouching because you can't stand up proper without pain when dislocating your shoulder. i almost yelled at the last person for telling me about the wheelchair. we got me checked in, they laid me face first on a bed having my arm over the side and hooked up an iv. they gave me some morphine which just dulls the pain, it's nice but not even enough to take all the pain away. just kind of puts it to the side of your thoughts but the pressure is still there.
now as most of you know or might remember i had surgery last august because i've dislocated the same arm twice an sub located it twice. it was supposed to prevent future dislocations, but sadly didn't prevent this one time. i've felt my arm tug and had i not taken the surgery i think i would have already dislocated it way before june. though thanks to the surgery this dislocation was the worst one yet, the pain was triple at least.
so of course they tried something new to let the arm slide back into place. they pulled and flexed the muscles, it did give a little relief but didn't fix it. they even put a 5 pound weight an tied it to my wrist hoping it'd pull it back into place. didn't work. so finally they drugged me up on the brink of unconsciousness, the same thing that had to happen twice before for them to get it back in for me. the last two times once i was taken to this part i couldn't tell what was going on with my arm, just couldn't feel the pain or anything anymore.
this time i was well aware of the pain. it didn't hurt like normal pain because of the drugs they gave me, but when they started pulling it around to get it in socket i screamed out in agony. it was the weirdest thing, it was like the pain wasn't there but my brain said scream.
after that i missed out on my chance to get percocet and they gave me vicodin instead.
my surgeon from last year surgery said i should consider having another operation only this time he'll tighten up the area as much as possible to prevent more dislocations. otherwise i'll keep dislocating it. though i have a feeling either way i'll dislocate it again and again, it's going to be a reoccurring thing throughout my life sadly. but from knowing that the first surgery has saved me from at least 3 times from dislocating more surgery will definitely save me from the next 5 attempts.
i just don't wanna be out for another month in the summer time back to back years. last 3 years, 3 dislocations all in june. june 6th 2008, june 4th 2009, and now june 22nd 2010. whats next, june 17th 2011? fuck i hope i didn't just call it...
anyway, out of work for another week still, and then i get to work out my joint. prolly gonna get surgery in august again, but i gotta wait to sign up for JC classes that way i get insurance to cover most of the surgery...again.