It is different from my many other ailments like my chronically sore neck, tailbone or dry nostrils because this time you can actually SEE the hurt.
I was cleaning my shower door in a weird hand position when I heard a little 'snappy snap.' Then a subtle but sharp pain in my wrist. The area immediately turned a Tinky-Winky like tinge.
This injury is almost as pathetic when Maya severely sprained her thumb putting on one of those nylon lady socks. Who sprains their wrist washing down a shower door?
The purple is not big. But it is sensitive. And thinking about their being blood trapped below my skin surface is making my grip weak.
I am freaking out about possibly not being able to play tennis.
Me the medical exaggerator I am, assumed it was broken. But then Dr. Mom had a looksee and says it's probably just a sprain.
Everyone always downplays a sprain. It's a catchall for injuries like autism is for behavioural problems. Anytime something isn't broken - it is sprained - Maya's thumb, for example. "Sprained' is one of those words that I think I understand because it gets thrown around a lot. But when I actually think about it I am not exactly sure what it means. So I turned to the internet, the great teacher of all things to teach me.
I learned that sprains are most common in the ankle or wrist because there's a whole tangle of ligaments there (in addition to 8 bones).
And a sprain happens when a ligament in the wrist gets torn. Talk about my grip getting weak - i am having a hard time typing even thinking about ligament-tears.
And I am convinced that was the snap snappy I heard. My Ulnolunate ligament rebelling beneath my skin.
That'll teach me to clean the bathroom.
It may have to join 'taking out the garbage' on the 'chores I refuse to do' list.