Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Leslie Langtry's Lovely Lady Lump...


Okay, not exactly what you were looking for. What did you think you'd find?

My wrist has a lump. Or maybe it's a hump...like Igor. Anyway, my doctor is referring me to an orthopedic doctor. X-rays have shown that it is NOT:

  • Broken bone. Really? My doctor thought maybe I hadn't noticed that I'd broken my wrist and was actually capable of ignoring the pain that would be involved. Please! I faint when I pluck my eyebrows. (FYI - it takes me a loooooooong time to pluck my eyebrows)

  • A ganglion cyst. That's too bad. I was hoping it was (and not just because it's really, really fun to say). I googled ganglion cysts and they look pretty cool. I could put it in a jar and name it Poopsie.

  • A tiny human operating the controls that make Leslie Langtry function. Psych! That person lives in my pancreas. Her name is Lola and she speaks Urdu and plays the bassoon. She is particularly fond of vodka.

  • My wrist is giving me attitude by thrusting it's, um, hip out provocatively. If that is the case, it will be punished. I already have a 12 yr-old daughter. I don't need to be provoked by my appendages.


So, what is it? No idea. My doc is recommending an MRI. She is flummoxed. That can't be good.

I'm asking for a second opinion. Yours. What do you think, my minions?

The Assassin

13 comments:

Refhater said...

1. Bug bite of some sort.
2. Carpel Tunnel
3. Gout
4. Lipoma

I hope it's not painful. Best of Luck with it.

krisgils33 said...

I got nuthin'. tell Lola I said hi. (get better soon!)

Diane Kelly said...

Looks like you've developed your typing muscle from typing all those manuscripts!

Sandy said...

I hope it's nothing serious, Leslie.

Zita said...

One of those gwaouls (sp?) from Stargate 1? See, it's in your wrist instead of your brain because you are a writer and your stories actually come from the wrist. Yup, uhuh.

Christie Craig said...

Okay...I agree with Diane. It's your writing muscle. LOL.

Ugg. I hope it doesn't hurt.

CC

Leslie Langtry said...

Ooh, gout! Isn't that what royalty used to get?

Leslie Langtry said...

Writing muscle...like that bump on my second finger I got as a kid from holding a pencil too long?

Actually, the idea has real merit! And yes, it does hurt.

TerriOsburn said...

I was going to go with Carpel Tunnel too. My coworker had a similar problem and actually did have a hairline fractured she never noticed. Heh.

Sorry it hurts and I hope they figure it out soon. Perhaps you and Lola could drown the pain in a little vodka?

Todd Welvaert said...

What's Jingle say?

Leslie Langtry said...

Is it possible to absorb vodka through the skin using a compress?

Leslie Langtry said...

Todd, are you saying my cancer-sniffing cat might know? I hadn't thought of that.

Rachel h said...

I have the same problem with my wrist it's painfully and like you I have been consent ly messed about by the doctors and hospital please keep me posted if they tell you what it is and I will do the same for you