Sunday, March 19, 2006

Oh, good. I finally have some time to think and reflect. This, though, is thanks to a seventh shoulder dislocation, caused in a drunken piggyback-type situation gone somewhat awry. This then caused four hours in the ER, incompetent needle insertion, much screaming, morphine, and Versed. Going into work with the ER note the next day with a bloody face and sling the next day was fun in an extremely shaken way. And let's just say that people who I've seen massively altered on a variety of substances on a number of occasions "trying to talk to you about your drinking" is less than helpful. Nevertheless, though I don't think the drinking caused this per se (I'm inclined to blame the height--it makes piggyback rides seem like a good idea in the first place, and makes the subsequent fall that much worse), I'm taking a bit of a pause on the imbibing for the next while.

Yeah. So, orthopedics on Monday. I'm missing quite a bit of work, which may affect the vacation time I'd planned to use to go to Europe, and I broke my glasses, which necessitated a return to contact lenses (for the first time in twenty months!) That'll probably eat into the savings, too,but as I keep saying, at least I'm insured, have savings, and did nothing to my eyes or teeth.

So I'm chainsmoking ibuprofen, making German flashcards and trying to psyche myself up for some one-handed editing.

Ars longa, vita breva and all that.


Agnes said...


Anonymous said...

You need unguent. And perhaps a hug.

- Jesse

The Earthtopus said...

My face is remarkably quick to heal.

That's a good thing to know.

Back to work in limited capacity tomorrow, orthopedics on Friday.

I'm much more upbat about it now. And pretty.

Agnes said...

that reminds me of a song


now, I'm not asserting ANYTHING at all here, just to get that clear. The remark just reminded me of that.
Also, Jesse gives great hugs, if I were you, I'd take the offer!