I crashed on my bike Friday evening, knocked myself out, got a black eye, and dislocated my shoulder horribly. Since then, I’ve just been lying on the couch, sleeping most of the time, and waking only briefly. The pain is unreal.
Because doctors are so cruel about pain, I’m afraid to have them reseat my shoulder. They will tell me “this will hurt just a little” and then cause me pain that makes me pray for death. My usual pain meds aren’t even helping with this, so I’m terrified they will hurt me and then leave me like that.
But it’s been three days now and my shoulder seems almost more crooked, so I realize it won’t go back by itself. I have no choice but to let those barbarians at the clinic manhandle my shoulder back into place. I can only hope, they will give me more pain meds to help cope.
Right now we are finally going to the Urgent Care Clinic, which is 23 miles away on a very winding mountain road – I’m not looking forward to the trip. Wish my luck…