Feb 26, 2011

When Bad Luck Comes My Way

Just this morning, I was supposed to go out and eat porridge with my friend just inside our village but something happened bad to me. I guess I should somehow blame myself for being careless. Unexpectedly, my right lower leg was injured so bad that I had to rush to the emergency hospital for immediate treatment. And who's the culprit?
Our rusty gate did it. I need to go to the hospital to have it cleaned and sutured. Also, I needed to get anti-tetanus shot.

I was really scared to go to the hospital to get injected and sutured. I know I'm a nurse but I still have a phobia on needles. The injection of local anesthesia was a a bit painful coz I felt the needle going inside my leg. I almost cried. Thanks to my friend who accompanied me and to her brother in law who drove me to the hospital. =)

I really hate intra-dermal skin test. It hurts a lot compared to intramuscular injection. But I had no choice. I actually had no choice for everything of this because it just happened my leg needs to be treated.

This is how my right leg looks after the minor operation. I really hate it! For sure it will leave a scar when it heals but the doctor said the scar would be minimal coz he used a dissolvable stitches that was stitched inside the skin (it was like a caesarian method) so there would only be few stitches on my skin.

I had to get my anti-tetanus shot on both of my shoulders. I wasn't really scared to the injection coz intramuscular injection wasn't that painful.

After I got my ATS injection, the cute doctor (yes, you heard it right =)) gave some advice on what to do with my wound at home and gave me instructions regarding the medications, I can now finally go home to eat and rest. By the way, the doctor almost looks like Kim Tak Gu of Baker King. LOL

I spent more or less P4,000 (about $93) with my hospitalization including all of the medicines I need. Unexpectedly, I spent that much for today just because of a simple accident so I should be very careful next time.

According to Doctor Kim Tak Gu (LOL), I should minimize the mobilization of my right leg and I should not be exercising coz there might be an effect on its healing process. So that means I won't be able to attend aerobics class next week. Huhu... Right now, I cant really walk straight and I cant even bend my foot.

I hope everything would be okay with my leg coz when the Doctor cleaned my wound he saw particles of rusts in my it. I hope it was cleaned 100%. You know, sometimes my imagination gets wild that I think of the negative results. I didn't really look at my would during the suturing coz I can't bare to see my own leg with an open wound and being sutured.

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