NOTE TO SELF..if you step on a jelly fish, you fall down and go BOOM ~ouch
The pain came quickly and I decided that it was best to head back home and ice my wrists.
For weeks I looked like this ---
|That's a wrap
It made me so sad when I realized the things that I could not do, even though you can't tell by the look on my face in this photo. Preparing meals was so very hard to do. Thank goodness I have the luckiest man in the World who lives with me, and helped me in so many ways. I can't even begin to list here all of the things that I couldn't do anymore. My laptop went into mourning and I think that my shoes took secret walks alone while I slept.
With no medical insurance I was determined to just keep my wrists wrapped and let them heal. Nearly a month passed before I decided to suck it up and head in to the medical center and get checked out. The X-Ray showed no broken bones, but that didn't mean that there weren't any. (gee thanks) The only way to know if I had torn ligaments was to do an MRI and there is no way that I could afford that.
My doctor brought in two braces for me to use. They would cost $75 each. I started hyperventilating (nearly) and begged them to remove the braces because I couldn't possibly pay for them. She actually gave them to me for free. I hugged her and cried and I promised to not tell anyone, so you all must forget that you read this part.
It has now been nearly a year and a half since the jellyfish attacked me. I am pretty sure that I have ligament damage or tendon damage, or both. Most of the time I am pain free, but there are always going to be things that irritate them. As I get older I am convinced that I will have arthritis in both wrists. The heat and high humidity causes my wrists and hands to swell, and that is going to make for a long summer. Other than that, I think I'm going to be just fine.