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.

8 comments

  1. Ouch! Kakatakot naman yan sis. Ingat po. Yang mga rusty at matulis na bagay pede talaga makapag-cause ng tetano.

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  2. Thanks sis. Don't worry, lininis ng mabuti ng doctor ung wound bago niya tinahi. Mejo makirot na siya ngayon kasi wala ng anesthesia.

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  3. gosh! thinking of the injections you had pa lang nakakatakot na. take care!

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  4. sis pagaling ka and ingat palagi.
    by the way, ang gwapo ng doctor mo. sana lahat ng doctor kahawig ni Baker King.. lol! :D


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  5. ang haggard...dahil lang sa gate x.x

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  6. @Claire - sobrang sakit ng injection ko sa anesthesia. Nararamdaman ko ung gamot sa laman ko.

    @Mel - thanks sis. Sobrang careless ko kasi kaya nangyari sa kin to. Guwapo at mabait ung doctor. Kaya habang tinahai ung sugat ko naka smile ako.LOL

    @Mihia - yes, dahil lang sa gate, nasugatan ako ng malalim at kailangan pang isuture.

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  7. Sutures? It must have been a real bad wound :( hope that's the end of your bad luck sis.

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  8. Hopefully sis, ang hirap ng ganito kasi di ako makalakad ng maayos and ayoko magka scar pero no choice ako. Naka 3 stitches din yung wound ko.

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