Saturday, February 18, 2006

one-armed bandit


Here's me. I "fell down and went boom" on Thursday. We had freezing rain in Toronto, and despite my experience as a curler, I still managed to have a wicked wipe-out that dislocated my right shoulder. I was lucky that nothing was broken, and that I didn't have to wait in the ER at all. I was also lucky to get some awesome drugs. "I want full sensory deprivation and backup drugs, sweetie!" (Edina Monsoon, Absolutely Fabulous)

Ironically, just as I was on an iv and oxygen at St. Michael's Hospital, my friend Peter was leaving a voice message for me at work warning of the icy conditions outside.

So, I'll be in a sling (and not the fun kind) for a while. My work--and worse, my blogging--will be impeded. Sigh.

15 comments:

mistipurple said...

that sounded extremely painful.
(i sat here for 2 minutes and have got nothing to say, i mean, you can't say, hang in there buddy, or what's a fun sling?)
er.. i meant to say 'take care' but it sounds so corny when everyone's so witty. bleh..

toobusyliving said...

You're "and not the fun kind"

tornwordo said...

you poor thing. It really was treacherous friday. hope you heal swiftly.

Dead Robot said...

My brother once flew off his bike due to a streetcar track and an ounce of misjudgement. When he got home he tried to look at his back for scratches and while holind his arm to see over his shoulder, dislocated his shoulder with a sickening pop. I feel your pain.

Well not really but ew.

You can type with your nose, cant you?

Crucible said...

Well done, single-handed post. Keep hunting and pecking under the influence of whatever drugs are working.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

It was a tough week for our blogger community. Hang in there and heal quickly.

Jason said...

You never had a problem typing with one hand while the other one was 'busy' before, so I don't see why you have to stop blogging.

your judgemental aunt said...

I sooo agree with Jimmy!

Since I walk by your house daily (but not in the stalking way)I would be happy to get you anything you need. Just call me or email me and place your order.

I guess that's a different kind of ordering in than what you are used to.

I have lots of DVDs if you want to borrow some (all my DVDs are not horror movies).

I hope you are feeling better soon.

teh l4m3 said...

Poor baby. One time my brother tied a towel around his neck like a cape and jumped off the dresser like superman, and when he landed he dislocated his shoulder. I laughed for a week.

mistipurple said...

the blogger community is a sympathetic lot. lol!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

teh, you are such a prankster! And that story was about you last month, not your brother when you guys were like 5.

Carrie said...

mloyd...thanks for coming by. really appreciate it. xo

Jason said...

I get nothing, not even a shoulder sling.

Natasha said...

Percoset? =)

sirbarrett said...

Wierd. Peter must be like a delayed psychic or something.