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Ouch, my elbow!

September 24, 2012 30 Comments

After more than 1350 blog posts, I can finally claim that this is the first written by using just one hand. My awesome skills typing with all 10 fingers now temporarily suspended.

look at the deformity on the first pic
look at the deformity on the first pic

While playing futsal with my buddies on Saturday, I fell awkwardly on my elbow trying to chase a ball that somehow eventually went under my feet. A dull but loud “thunk” followed by cracking sound not very different from extending your knuckles, and then the intense pain…

It was like having a brick placed on my elbow, with a big dude sitting on top of it.

A look at my elbow confirmed that something was… well, a bit wrong.

my elbow completely dislocated
my elbow completely dislocated

The guys sent me to Assunta and I immediately called Haze to come over. After some paperwork, I had an xray done, and the doctors put me under general anesthetic to reduce the elbow back to original location, just like LEGO I guess. This was all done after about 3 hours time as the doctor (Dr Chong from Assunta) was in surgery earlier, luckily the pain subsided after the procedure.

I spent the night in the hospital for observation and was discharged after another xray the following day to make sure everything is alright.

The wallet damage

  • total medical fees – RM 2,829.05 (room was 209.88)
  • insurance (Prudential) – RM 2,466.05
  • self pay – RM 363.00

So now my left hand is on a sling and immobilized with a splint. I’m supposed to be on MC for 2 weeks, we’ll see!

Freak accident happens I guess, it’s the second time this year for me after the MCL injury in February.

Discuss : Ouch, my elbow!

  1. Small collateral damage……for your wallet. Anyway, get well brotha.

  2. Get well soon…and dun chase after those funny balls again =)

  3. Smitten By Food

    Oh dear.. get well soon!

  4. Constance Ant

    OOOUCH! hope you recuperate soon!

  5. Get well soon… from the 2 injuries u have posted. I suggest u take some vitamins like USANA procosa 2 and active calcium.

  6. you’re so ridiculous unkle x____x get well soon so you can control cen haha

  7. Ayo sifu, luckily you are sorted now. But the medical cost is so freaking expensive and good thing you had Prudential. So now it means you have more time for makan trip,lol.

  8. Hi bro… ouch this is pain man… if its me, I would be crying like a cow.
    You take care bro. Will follow your updates from here. 🙂

  9. London Day Tripper

    That dislocation must have made your life and blogging hobby a bit miserable. I hope you get well soon and be back to blogging right away.

  10. Oh my gosh, that looks really painful! Assunta is a really good hospital though, I’ve stayed there once for my nerve repair last year. But no insurance = crazy out of pocket expenses!

    Get well soon!

  11. Wow, ouch!
    Recover soon! 🙂

  12. first picture is epic painful-looking. i also had a bad landing but luckily i just sustained a micro-fracture to the ulna. kinda sucks to lose the complete usage of an arm ey? get well soon… someone told me collagen- and calcium-based supplements help. well i guess no more futsal for awhile?

  13. Mebbe it’s time to lay off contact sports…?

  14. aiikaramba! get well soon hamsum! poor thing…

  15. wah not bad! can still blog with one hand. take care and recuperate soon!

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