Wednesday, April 23, 2008
WALK, DON'T RUN
I REALLY REALLY wish I had followed that advice. On Sunday morning I had to make a little trip to the hospital because I fell on my face. How you might ask? Well, I was running into the house after taking a picture of my dad's truck out in the driveway (another story for another day) and as I rounded the corner of the house I slipped (no there wasn’t any ice - but I was in my socks and I will BLAME them). I body slammed on the sidewalk on my right side. The last thing I remember is feeling my feet go out from under me and thinking this is gonna hurt. I remember waking up and thinking I'd better hurry and get some ice & aspirin. After getting in the house and looking in the mirror I thought maybe that wasn't going to be enough. The right side of my face was HUGE!!! and growing bigger by the second. I called for Dan & he took one look at my huge swelling face and said, "get in the car, I think you broke your face!", so we got in the car & left Curtis, dad & Flo just standing there. After a CT scan miraculously determined that nothing was broken we returned home with some ice and Vicodin. Later as I sat in the recliner listening to TV (I can only see distance with my right lasik-ed eye; maybe this is a reason to do BOTH eyes???) with an ice pack on my face, Jayna calls and says she's in labor and
has left for NY. What are the odds?! and need I mention Christy shutting her finger in her car door? What's with us? The swelling has gone down about 80% from what it was and it only hurts when I talk or laugh. I have bruises on the whole right side of my body. I can't leave the house - if I do people just stare. They think I'm abused. I can just tell what they are thinking! I tried wearing big glasses when I went to see Jayna in the hospital but they sat lop-sided on my face because of the swelling. I'll catch a glimps of myself in the mirror and I don't recognise myself. I have been taking Arnica Montana pills for the bruising and I also some cream which I thought I have been using until today when I actually looked at the tube and it reads "Lamisil". I have been slathering anti fungal cream on my face! Maybe I have a concusion afterall.