I wanted to give everyone an update on what the doc said today.
In the ER last night, the doctor found 3 'suspect places' that he thought were broken so he wrapped me up in a huge, obnoxious cast that covered from my fingernails to my shoulder and told me to go see my doc for a followup.
I went to my orthopedic doctor this afternoon at 1. He took new xrays and could not find broken bones but did find extensive damage to my elbow and index finger. He feels that the damage is due to my fall and feels that it knocked a bunch of bone spurs loose and are now floating around in the joints (I have Juevenile onset Rheumatoid and Osteo Arthritis), but can't confirm anything until I have an MRI done.
Because of this, he wants to continue treating my arm as if I had broken it in those 3 places. I am due to receive a phone call to set my MRI appointment quickly.
Either way, the pain is pretty nasty, but now that I finally have pain meds, I will be able to do normal stuff in a couple of days, hopefully. I just have to take it easy and rest a couple more days.
Thank you so much for worrying about me. It touches me that you've been worried and have sent well wishes. You just really don't know how much it matters to me.