I was at the hospital for a really long time today for what I thought was a simple sprained ankle. I am too tired/whacked out on painkillers/dizzied from giving a hojillion blood samples, so I have distilled the possibilities into image format for you:
My immune system is attacking me instead of healing me; in the “separate but related” file, the x-rays showed truly ridiculous amounts of arthritic joint decay. It’s possible that my arthritis has gotten really bad and also mutated into lupus. Or, uh, something, the doctor went on and on about rheumatic this and artheroscopy (sp?) that, soldiering through an impressive lecture on redheads and their wacky genes. Now I have bloodwork to wait on, drugs to take, and doctor visits to schedule. Perhaps this is the mystery ailment that has been whacking out my metabolism, mobility, and pain levels. Details to follow when I am not all trashed on Demerol.
Edit: Fucking WordPress cut off half the damn images, so I had to link them. Am too Demerol-y to fix this in a logical manner. Oh, hai!