Sunday, 24 July 2011

wrist injury

My right wrist is sprained and it's hurting real bad since last Friday. I suspect it was injured during the hiking trip to Penang Hill last Saturday but I found it weird as the pain only started last Tue, which was a few days after the hiking. Anyway, it was just a slight pain and I could still flex my wrist and fingers in every direction. The pain aggravated on Friday night when I went to bed. It could be due to more tearing to the muscles as I used the Arc Trainer on Friday's workout. Besides, i also went for a casual drink with my colleagues after work that night. Sigh, i regretted for drinking that 1 pint of Paul Laner and another mug of Irish bomb when I'm having a wrist injury. I think the alcohol also did some harm to my injury..

Friday night was a long night for me. Sigh. I was tossing and turning on my bed all night long trying to get a correct position to rest my hand but to no avail. I got up and went out my room to check on my computer in the middle of the night. I even tried playing Spider Solitaire using my left hand. I also went down to the dining hall and played with Conan for a while until I was tired and went up to bed again. A restless night. Sigh. The pain still didn't go away :(

Early morning I received a call from my colleague asking me have I arrived at the meeting place for the hiking. I guessed she missed out my text msg informing her that I couldn't make it due to the injury. Not only the hiking trip I missed but also an invitation to jog at Botanical Garden on Saturday morning by Eugene Ung the Penang blogger. Initially I told him I could not meet him for a jog because was going for the hiking trip, and in the end I missed two important activities just on a Saturday morning. What a disappointment dey......

Dad brought me to see doctor at a panel clinic. After a checking on my wrist, he told me that nothing is broken and no fracture occurred, and what I got was a pain killer medicine and  a self-heating lotion.
my swelling wrist :"(

For the moment I am still depending on the pain killer and I hope the condition will improved by Monday. Well, at least with the pain killer i'm taking three times a day, I could still type on the keyboard and posted up this blog today. Anyway, the pain came back again on Saturday night when I delayed on taking the pain killer. But after taking two pills of painkiller (1 from the doctor, 1 panadol), the pain was relieved and I could sleep for the night. My church member suggested that I should go and see a sin seih (Chinese traditional practitioner) for faster result. I'm afraid to do so because the massage therapy surely will be painful. Moreover, based on the experiences shared by friends and family members, not all massage therapy are effective for everyone. Some case the injury got worse after seeking Chinese doctor for massage therapy.

This weekend was not really a good weekend for me.
These are the things I failed to do for the weekend due to my injury:
1. Penang Hill hiking trip
2. Jogging with Eugene the Penang blogger (supposed to be 1st meet up)
3. Play piano for Sunday worship :(
4. Meet up with Eugene and his family on Sunday after church (i had to turn down his invitation for the 2nd time again this week)

But hey, life is not that bad after all. I still have my left hand functioning well! Thank God for that. I stopped dwelling in self pity when I realized that there are many unfortunate ones out there struggling with life when they have only 1 arm / 1 foot left to continue living for the rest of their lives. How can I complain when I only have this temporary disability due to injury? Shame on me...

I pray that I would be able to carry out my daily job on my computer as I return to work tomorrow.

Have a good week ahead peeps.

14 comments:

eugene said...

Hey Chloe,i guess you must take it easy lah,it seems to be you are activities packed one lol....

it is ok, we can always meet up, usually i go running with my lovely wife on a Saturday morning about 6.30 or 7,,, there shall always be another chance one ,,,

take car now ya and god bless

johnnie lim said...

Hope you are feeling much better now. please don't take too much pain killers. Use oilment to rub instead. it helps to relieve the pain at least. I have joint pains at times too. I will keep you in my prayers that you will have a speedy recovery.

Hayley said...

Never know a wrist injury could be so terrible huh...
Hmm, hope its getting better already.. Take care!

suituapui said...

Swollen? X-ray or not? Maybe a hairline crack. Doctor said no fracture? Maybe you should get a second opinion - doctors these days - no comment.

Some Chinese sinseh can do wonders - they tie some smelly stuff on it and will heal very fast - no massage...but not for sensitive skin.

Maybe you can try acupuncture. No pain, I guarantee you...when you are in pain. When it has healed, you may feel the pain but it would not kill you. Good if the problem has to do with nerves and muscle.

eMiLy said...

Take good care of yourself ya. Must let it fully recover before you try some 'action packed' movements. Haha, else there will be consequences.
Hope you get well soon! ^^

Bananazஇ said...

Oh dear its kinda serious..oh you are missing out quite a number of events. Wish you have a speedy recovery and take care ok.

YT said...

Wish that your wrist injury is getting better now.

Take care!

Ben said...

hi Ying Ying, hope you wrist is okay now. GBU!

Shanda said...

I pray it gets better soon and you are back to your normal activities.

Shanda said...

I pray it gets better soon and you are back to your normal activities.

Merryn said...

Wah, u planned to go jogging with Eugene and he jogs at 6.30am! I'm usually still in bed then! :D

reanaclaire said...

gosh.. that is really SWOLLEN!!
take care, my dear... no more clicking on the pc...for...er... at least... as long as it heals up fine!

Ying Ying Dai Tao Har said...

hi all, thank you for your well wishes.. my wrist is alright now... 99% recovered. thank God :)

Twilight Man said...

I went to the gym and trainer asked me do 90 push ups. I dislocated my shoulder! That was 3 weeks ago and I didnt see doctor yet! Siao!