This pic was taken about an hour ago. I laid my hand on top of the washer, since it was white and would provide good contrast to my bruises. You can see the lumpy swelling and the bruising on the knuckles and upper fingers. I went to the doctor today and she ordered an x-ray, even though she thinks it isn't broken. We are leaving town soon for a beach trip, and she didn't want me to go away and chance any complications without knowing what happened, if anything.
The doc called it a contusion, and told me to keep icing it and then wrap it in an ace bandage. Do you know how hard it is to type with an ace bandage wrapped around your hand?