A couple of weeks ago I was swimming and went to grab the lip of the pool at the end of a lap and slipped off. Yes, that's just how I roll. In the process I tweaked my finger. It would get better and then hurt, and then get better again. I thought I was just re-spraining it.
Yesterday it started looking all sad and swollen again and developed at nice lump on the left side of my knuckle. My friend at work thought I had dislocated it and convinced me I needed to see the doctor. Awesome in a can.
I get in to the doctor and at first she thinks it may be a dislocation because it looks like it has "torque" (never a word you want to hear in reference to your bones) and sent me down to X-ray. She then reviews my X-rays and says it looks like I have a bad bone bruise (a lot of blood) and it may be cracked. But the radiologist would review it too.
So I have to wear a splint for 2 weeks. Fine, I've been splinted before. Then they bring out this splint with prongs on it and proceed in using half a roll of tape to bind it. By the time the nurse is done my finger looks like the back of a stegosaurus.
I just got the radiologist review. No fracture. So it's just badly sprained and bruised (so I was right all along!). But I still have to wear the splint for 2 weeks!!!!!! Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.