Anyone who read my last post knows I hit a deer on Saturday in our new car. I have already been off for a month due to the infection I had after the tooth extraction and then missed three more days due to the accident. These last three days I have mostly slept. The night of the accident the doctor on call at the ER gave me prescriptions for morphine, cyclobenzaprine, and naproxen. Needless to say, I have mostly been sleeping or nodding off.
Sunday I was still in a lot of pain despite the medication and my abdomen really hurt. I wasn’t sure if it was pulled muscles or from the seatbelt or what it was but it was getting worse so my mom convinced me to go back to the ER. She took me and the doctor on was concerned I might have a small bleed in my abdomen called a mesenteric bleed. Turns out that there was nothing serious but some bruising. He believes I had injuries both from the seatbelt and steering wheel but nothing that wouldn’t resolve on its own.
Yesterday we picked up our rental car, a 2019 Chevy Cruze hatchback which is remarkably similar to our 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback which is now in the shop. After that, I came home took some pills and just laid on the couch all day and evening watching TV and working on this theme. The other one was cute but just not me. This one is much more me and I am really happy with it. I am pretty sure that I do have a cracked rib or two. It hurts when I sneeze or cough or when I try to bend down or move around too much.
Today I went to get blood work done as the contrast they gave me for the CT Scan Sunday can apparently cause lactic acidosis in diabetics on metformin so I had to stop my metformin and can’t start it again until I get the results of the test and find out there are issues. When I go there they could not find the requisition my doctor’s office sent so I had to call them and get them to resend. Tomorrow sometime I have to call and see if they have the results before I start the metformin again.
Monday took the pills every 8 hours (4 for the morphine) and yesterday I took them a bit less. Today I have not taken anything at all since I have to work tomorrow and won’t be able to take them due to having to drive so I wanted to get a good gauge of where my pain is. It’s moderate. I hurt a lot when I get up and move around. Tomorrow should be interesting but in order to continue my short term claim, I would need to go back to my family doctor in Halifax which is a 2.5-hour drive each way which I don’t know if I could handle right now to get him to fill out the forms for me to submit.
At this point, I just don’t want to deal with it anymore and just want to get back to normal as much as possible and get on with my life. I am really tired of this kind of thing and just wish I could put it all behind me and not have to deal with accidents and illnesses as much.