DON’T LEAVE HOME

There are a lot of things in life that are at least as much fun as diverticulitis. One of them is slipping and falling on a. tile floor, landing in a completely freakish fashion and damaging your rotator cuff. For a REALLY good time spend three hours waiting in urgent care in a part of Colorado where the DELTA variant is partying hard. THEN wait in a little room some MORE only to have the doc tell you your X-rays look good, nothing broken and you say, “I don’t remember being X-rayed,” and you know, you weren’t. Then you get to see the doctor turn red, the assistants look frustrated, and your friend look half-angry/half-bewildered. Ultimately, you get X-rayed, it’s a soft-tissue injury (rotator cuff), and you walk out with a prescription for Tramadol, instructions for a couple of exercises, and an ineffectual sling. I’ve had diverticulitis (TMI, sorry) and I’d say fall and damaged rotator cuff is pretty much on par with, you know, the other thing.

I’ve always been accident prone. And, except for my skiing accident (I was standing still at the time), all of them have occurred pretty much like that little fall yesterday. Why? How? Huh? I was loading my car, had come back in, slipped, fell, bam. SO I’m here for at least one more day. My arm is better. The drugs worked last night (the whole point of opium is to help someone sleep through pain, IMO) and here I am today with a lot of dirty clothes, in need of a shower, with a sore arm. Whine, whine, whine.

But the dogs are happy. The yard is large. They are all playing together like puppies. My friend is making progress on preparing for his teaching job which starts in a month. There’s no special reason for me to BE home except for the beans (and tomatoes) and packages.

Sometimes you just have to surrender. The bright sides (there are actually several) I get to have lunch with Lois today, as I said, the dogs are happy. My friend has a washing machine, my neighbor is taking care of my mail. I’ve also decided to go home a slower less stressful way so I can “coddle” my arm. We watched Twins last night (in the 80s I only watched arty-farty movies) and we’re watching and my friend says, “Arizona?” as the Goverrnator (Arnold) and Danny Devito drive across a wide expanse of land.

“Looks like the San Luis Valley,” I said. The next thing they did was drive over the Rio Grande River toward Taos.

31 thoughts on “DON’T LEAVE HOME

  1. I thought you meant you were watching “Raising Arizona.” Yeah, you should watch that one. I hope you heal up well. But still…this stinks.

  2. Oh, my goodness, the Monty Python made me laugh! Thank you and I hope you feel better soon too!

  3. I feel with you. These things happen so quickly and when least wanted or needed. I make a wrong step daily and it is a little triumph when it is only a wrong step that can be corrected. These pulled muscles and damaged soft parts are such a nuiscance – until we know what it actually is. Get well soon and remember, every step is a success when you make it.

    • I thought of you a lot yesterday. ❤ I fall a lot, usually over nothing. I fell last week in the back yard. I am thinking of talking to my doc. No one knows for sure if MS is genetic, but… This is scary and absurd…

      • I am not sure about MS. My dad was quite weak on the legs and fell now and again, but he was then over 90 years old. I don’t think it is genetic. It tends to affect people more in the Northern hemisphere in the colder countries.

  4. Be very careful, especially on the drive home, with opioid drugs that are new to you. Heal quickly, and try to stay upright when you get home! ❤

    • You’re right. I am just taking them at night, but there is a little hangover in the morning. I’m postponing my drive home another day. Staying upright is definitely preferable. 🙂

  5. What an adventure! Take care, my new friend. Someday we will meet face to face! Linda 

  6. Glad to hear that it was not bone. I know it is usually still painful for a while, but you can get back to nearly normal quicker.

    I always thought I was accident prone, until someone suggested strengthening of core muscles. I’m less accident prone now, after taking her seriously. Since you ski, your close acquaintance with accidents could be due to something else, but it could also be not.

  7. Oh poor you, Martha! I hope you get better very quickly, and please take care next time! 🙂 ❤

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