ER Doctor: So what did you do to your wrist?
Me:I tripped over a kid, not my own, and braced my fall with it.
Dr: Ow! And you did this today (Late Thursday)?
Me: No… Sunday afternoon.
Dr: And you’re just coming in?
Me: Well, I’m a klutz with fibromyalgia. If I came in every time something hurt, I’d never leave!
Dr: *chuckling* Well, it’s good you know this about yourself. We have plenty of repeats who don’t.
Me: Exactly. I figured I had just sprained or strained it as usual, stabilized it, and have taken Ibuprofen for pain and swelling. But 4 days later it’s getting worse and not better so I figured now it’s time to make sure I’m not being stupid.
Dr: Makes sense. Alright, let’s get some x-rays.
30 minutes, if that, passes
Dr: Alright you have a hairline fracture about here. *points to where thumb meets wrist* I’m going to wrap it for you and refer you to an ortho for follow-up to see if you need an actual cast.
Ah yes. Fibromyalgia: Where you can fracture a bone in your hand and just live with it for 4 days before getting it checked because you’ve had worse pain so how bad can this be.