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23 September 2010 @ 03:59 pm
You know that bony protrusion at the lower outer corner of your hand, I guess it's probably technically part of the wrist? I have managed to sprout a bruise at that point on my left hand, without any recollection of hitting or or even bumping it.

This is by no means a major disaster, and I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm just annoyed at bruising for no reason.

The World War 1 Flying Acetww1fa on September 23rd, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Ninja nuns rapping your wrist with their rulers while you slept?
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 23rd, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Unlikely, since it appeared while I was walking down the hall. :-)
what doesn't kill me better run: val: her name a sacrament on his lipscarlyinrome on September 23rd, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)

That sucks. Sorry. *hugs*

Is it, like, bruise-colored? If it's just a lump, it could be a ganglion cyst, which often pop up with no reason except to make your life more annoying.

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 23rd, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
It's not a lump, it's just a small tender bruise-colored spot, maybe slightly smaller than a dime.

I'm remember being told once upon a time that the standard treatment for a ganglion cyst is to whack it as hard as possible with a heavy book. All things considered, I'd rather not.
vonandmoggy on September 24th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
Stop bruising yourself! That's an order! :)
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: competencejanetmiles on September 24th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I didn't do anything! Nobody saw me! It was like that when I came in!
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on September 24th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
Lately, I found myself reminded that one doesn't have to be *struck* to bruise.

Just not using a wrist rest while typing, but resting the arm against a hard surface, that can cause bruising.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: yeah_rightjanetmiles on September 24th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
But I do use a wrist-wrest. And this one appeared while I was walking down the hall!

I suspect that, like my mother, I just occasionally spontaneously bruise for no reason whatsoever. I still remember going in one year for my pap smear and pelvic, and having the doctor point out a fist-sized bruise on the back of my leg, for which I had absolutely no explanation. And the time I was driving to Atlanta and the bottom of my foot started to hurt, and by the time I got there I had a swollen bruise the size of a quarter in my arch.

Getting older sucks (she says, from the lofty vantage point of 47).
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on September 24th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Then my wife is like you -- sometimes I'll look down and yell "What the --- is that?" Big big bruise on her leg and she has no knowledge how it got there, just theory.

God's blessings, youngster, tom
(47 is too young)