I went in today for another recheck, brought a book with because yesterday I had to wait in the exam room for a while and waterskiing isn’t something I’m interested in (waterskiing actually has it’s own magazine).
So, I get comfortable on the table, back against the wall, legs/feet crossed Indian style and start to read. I guess I looked pretty comfortable when he walked in. He checked out my arm, said he felt the second shot was a wise idea and that I was to finish out my Augmentin and come back to see him in a week. I shook my head. Huh uh. A week from today, I’m gonna be at the Happiest Place on Earth with some of my best buds. I am not gonna be sitting here cross legged on a table, you can count on that. He laughed, said have a good time and if it gives me any trouble to come back in.
On the way out the door, I told him I almost made a shirt to wear in (I would have if the heat press had been more accessable) that said “I am not a human pincushion”. He chuckled, said “you make ‘em, we’ll sell ‘em”. *lol*
I just might.
Anyway, the second shot WAS a good idea, the swelling is so much better. It is bruised (now that the puffiness is gone, you can see there was internal bleeding) and the most sore area is directly around the bites. And the back of the hand where the skin is still stretched from the swelling and that just feels more tight than painful. I still don’t have 100% motion back, but it won’t be long. I can open a door, flush the toilet, put water in my glass, wipe myself with a small amount of pain. The tetanus shot area hurts. It took a while, but it started hurting last night.
I think I’ve been pretty lucky these past years that this hadn’t happened before.
And you know what? I’ll do it the same way if it happens again. The chance that Charlie might have severely injured his leg if he’d been allowed to twist his body overcomes the fear that I’d serve as a human pincushion.
I understand the reason for the pain. He doesn’t.
And that’s why I’d do it again.