Monday, May 22, 2006

I Got A Boo-Boo


Last night, I fell and banged my arm and shoved my hand through a glass window. This morning, I went and had it x-rayed on the off chance that it was broken since I was still in a bit of pain.

After getting it x-rayed, the doctor said it wasn't broken but I had quite a bit of soft tissue damage. He gave me a prescription for a muscle relaxer and a 1/4 pound of medicinal marijuana for the pain. The nurse then gave me a tetanus shot and an antibiotic and bandaged me up.

The direction on the bag of medicinal marijuana said to smoke two doobies three times daily as needed for pain for the first week. Then a doobie daily as needed in order to wean me off the doctor's doobage. The pharmacist explained to me the side effects of medicinal marijuana. I warned me to keep plenty of snacks around as I might get what is known as the munchies. He said that Chee-to's worked very well to combat this symptom but to stay away from hot and spicy foods as they have a tendency to go down really well but the aftereffects after they are digested could be a pain in the ass. He also explained that this medicine could seriously effect my give-a-shitter. Another effect that he explained to me was the fact that this medication has been known to cause people to take on certain Chinese facial features and the red eye so I might want to carry some Visine.

So if I seem even more incoherent and lackadaisical than usual it is the medicine or at least that is my story and I am sticking to it.

(In all actuality, I was only given a prescription for a muscle relaxer and Vicodin. But wouldn't that be cool if natures alternative was an option.)

34 comments:

:P fuzzbox said...

Sorry for putting off the update on the field trip. But I will start it tomorrow.

Catch said...

yes..I am anxiously awaiting to hear about the fieldtrip!!!Sorry about you falling and hurting your hand...and as for the MJ...what could it have hurt if they had given you a little bit????? LoL

ozymandiaz said...

I am tired of people questioning the validity of medical merijuana. I have been a practitioner of the remedy since my teens and found that not only did it assist with pain but has had several possitive side effects. It has developed in me a great appreciation of music. i now have an extensive culinary palet and am able to sit thru practicaly any movie or television show regardless of how mindless it may be. I express thoughts so deep that it leaves baffled looks on those who may be around me when they are expressed.
Oh, and it explains my poetry...

The Phoenix said...

Did they give you a little crack for your lower back pain?

I crave Chee-tos all the time anyway.

Vic said...

Never once tried the stuff - hard to believe huh?...although with the cancer, I might be able to get some sympathy...Hmmmm....I'm due another treatment soon... ;-)

Mimi said...

Oh Fuzz, I am so sorry about your injury.Use the MJ. The side effects are much better than the side effects of percription pain killers.I could never inhale the stuff myself (damn did I try but I just couldn't) but I will take everyones word for it after my recent pain killer experience.

I am excited to read about the field trip. But take your time! :)

Ann Alsex said...

My poor Fuxxy! I am sure Joyce is taking good care of you ;)

oldfartswife said...

hey fuzz
sorry bout your fall. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of "fluids"

also looking foward to hearing about the bat cave :)

Curare_Z said...

And, pray tell, who's window did you shove your hand through? Your peeping tommary has got to stop Fuzz.

Seriously -- I hope you feel better soon!

Pixie said...

Aww Fuzz I hope that you feel better again soon xx

Green Eyes said...

Sorry you were hurt. Glad your injury was not in relation to the field trip!

Bruce said...

That's a hell of away just to get some prescription meds, fuzz. ;) Seriously, sorry about your fall, dude. The same thing happened to me last Saturday, except I hit my head on the pantry door as I went down. Hope you feel better soon..

:P fuzzbox said...

catch: They are awfully tight with the stuff. They are bogarts, no doubt about it.

ozy: Self-medication is sometimes the best.

phoenix: Evidently they live by the Whitney Houston motto. 'Crack is Whack.'

vic: That is hard to believe.

:P fuzzbox said...

mimi: I have never liked prescription pain killers. I guess that is a good thing since they can cause a lot of problems.

ann: She has tried to subdue her anger.

old farts wife: The trip to the batcave was awesome. I can't wait to share it.

curare: Thanks, I appreciate it.

:P fuzzbox said...

pixie: Thanks, It was my pride more than anything else that was injured.

green eyes: I am too as I would hate to have busted my arse around a bunch of young 'uns.

:P fuzzbox said...

bruce: Sorry to hear that, I hope you are alright. Although since my head is the hardest thing about me (most of the time) it might have been better than taking it on my arm.

Keshi said...

Fuzzy hey u dun have to be so self-mutilating just cos I wasnt here for 2days?? Just kidding ;-) Hey take good care mate...dun want the hot Fuzzy to be hurt n sick....huggggggz if that helps!

TC
Keshi.

siren said...

Poor Fuzz...sorry you had to deal with that. It's good your hand is not broken, but I know it has to be terribly painful :( Hope you're feeling better soon.

starbender said...

Awwwwww~ ...and I was gonna ask u 4 u'r doctors name and phone #!
U shouldn't tease us like that...
It isn't nice! :""(
Glad 2 hear nothing is seriously wrong with your hand! How would U type???
:)

michael said...

A good laugh before bed.
Thanks, buddy.
Glad you're home and somewhat safe.
Brain still intact?
& Was the nurse a babe? ;)
Talk to you during the week.

~Michael

Jim said...

hehe, you put small print in your post, just like the car ads that say "Professional driver on a closed course." perhaps you need a "Do not Attempt" at the start, before you describe your accident.

jane said...

Pot would be a lot safer than vicodin, but that's how screwed up our system is. I can't take vicodin, has the EXACT same effect on me as heroin did. So, as you might guess, it's a bad idea.
Anyways, I hope your hand heals & that you dont have too much pain. Poor guy. Maybe your neighbors have some of that medicinal pot around. Tarzan would share but uh, we're a few states away.

Shay said...

haha
Too bad they don't give you a bag of weed with your painkillers - you got my hopes up!

Hope you're all bettwe soon!

Ben Heller said...

Heeey maaann ! That sounds like the best pain treatment ever for your injured arm.

And for physiotherapy after the injury you're going to need gentle arm exercises to get the full movement back. I suggest that you hold something in your hand, like a heavy beer can, and slowly lift the can up and down in the direction of your mouth at regular intervals.

Sherri said...

OMG! I hope your arm is ship shape in no time! That's a scary thing, putting your arm through a window.

:P fuzzbox said...

keshi: It helped bunches, thanks.

siren: Thanks, I appreciate it.

starbender: If I had to I could always hunt and peck with one hand, but I am glad that it is not down to that. Sorry for the tease. The story is based on a conversation with Angry Joyce that took place while waiting for my medicine at the pharmacy.

michael: The nurse was a skilled and nice but I am sorry to report that she was not a complete babe. It is just as well since Angry Joyce drove me to the hospital.

jim: Maybe I should have since I was somewhat of a crash test dummy.

jane: Vicidin is pretty stout stuff. I have taken it for pain in the past and after the first day or two, I try to get by without it. When I was younger, I had somewhat of an addictive personality and I really don't need to go through the pain pill addiction. Thanks for your concern. You are a sweetheart.

shay: I'm just a tease.

ben: The doc suggested a 5 pound weight after a few days but your idea sounds much better to me.

sherri: When I heard the glass break I was worried. It could have been worse.

whoami929 said...

Yes, it would be very cool. I was starting to get jealous. I haven't done that in years. Maybe it would help with the pain in my neck.

:P fuzzbox said...

Couldn't hurt.

Perplexio said...

It almost puts me in the mood for everyone's favorite breakfast cereal, "Weed-eze"

:P fuzzbox said...

Cool new user pic. Is this your homage to Shredder from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Keshi said...

aww good on ya!

Keshi.

Crazy Dan said...

Save some for me!

tsduff said...

Damn... got me excited for a moment about the meds... it sounded so easy!

:P fuzzbox said...

keshi: :)

cd: Will do.

tsduff: Sorry about that. Thanks for popping in.