Thursday on my way to work my bike bit the dust, and I along with it. I broke my left pinky finger and let me tell you, it hurts like a bitch. Everyone has been super nice to me thus far but I can feel some eyes on me, especially at work, in regards to how things have been as of late. Or perhaps it’s just me. I hope it’s just me. I like my job.
When I bit the dust a few people watched from a distance and kept walking. Only three people came to my aide and it was after I didn’t get up right away and took some time to compose myself because I was really just telling myself not to cry. I was reminded of the time Nick told me about the Bystander Effect because for a while I wondered if anyone was going to come over and help instead of just stare and pass me by or stare from a distance. I also want to give some benefit of the doubt that they may have assumed I couldn’t speak any Japanese.
But as you can see, my hand has swelled up to a decent size. I can’t believe how much it hurts constantly and I can’t believe the best pain reliever that the doctor will prescribe me is something in the same bracket as Ibuprofen and Naproxen. I was given 60mg pills of Loxonin. I should tell my doctor that I’ve been known to take 400-600mg of Ibuprofen. When I told my doctor that after taking the medicine I felt no difference he just told me that what he had given me was the strongest he could and that I could up my daily dosage from 3 to 4 if I wanted to. So I have. It does take off a little bit of the edge (pain) but honestly I’ve gotten better drugs in America with less pain (like my oral surgery).
All in all, my visit to the doctor for this cost me about $56USD. It included the x-ray to confirm there was a break.