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I are smrt

I was at the park yesterday with Julian. No matter how old you are, you're never too old to fall off playground equipment.

Fourteen x-rays later, it seems that I did not break either leg or either ankle. I did sprain my left knee (the one I had surgery on a few years ago) and my right ankle. Hooray! I am big boned!

It's going to take up to 6 weeks to heal, and I have to follow up with an orthopedist. More importantly, I need to now go buy a house without stairs. Stairs suck.

*EDIT* I attempted to descend a large piece of equipment where I am not small enough to slide down the slide. So, I tried to go down the ladder...but ended up putting my foot through where a bar should have been and ended up upside down, hanging by my calves and ankle.


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Jul. 27th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
::wince:: Ooops? This is going to make many things difficult, methinks. Heal quickly!
Jul. 28th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm already feeling much better, and the swelling has decreased mightily.
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Jul. 28th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Indeedy. Nope, not too much pain. Hooray for Vicodin!
Jul. 27th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
Good G-d, what did you fall off of? The monkey bars? Refuah shlema...
Jul. 28th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
I'd post a picture of it if I had one. (goes and looks)

Okay, found it.

All the way in back on the right is a tremendous climbing structure for kids. It has several ladders and two slides and a suspended bridge. I fell off the near side onto a metal ladder I was trying to descend.
Jul. 27th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
Ouch! How'd that happen?
Jul. 28th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Gravity. Who woulda thunk it?
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
It was a literal "thunk", wasn't it?
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Pretty much. First came the fall, then the screaming, then the confused Julian, and then a rush of eosinophils to the injury site to cause massive inflammation. All in all, not an experience I recommend. Plus, dammit, I was sober.
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Bumbles Bounce.
At least if you were drunk, you'd have an excuse. Although not for being out with Julian while you were drunk.

Reminds me again of how lucky Jim and I et al. were with our late night drunken rock climbing in Massachusetts.
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: Bumbles Bounce.
Yes. That was why I added the "sober" line to my reply.

The universe must have (or had) plans for you. Otherwise, we never would have met, and one day paleontologists would have dug up your fossilized remains out of the quarry bed. But I digress...
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: Bumbles Bounce.
According to the man in strange clothing who rescued me, if I died before having my son history would be altered.

Apparently, now that I have a son, I'm expendable. I wonder what Richard is destined to do?
Jul. 28th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Bumbles Bounce.
I believe Richard is destined to poop again. Other than that, I couldn't begin to guess...
Jul. 28th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Bumbles Bounce.
So the future is in the crapper?
Jul. 28th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Bumbles Bounce.
Well, that would stink.
Jul. 27th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oooch. Wish I could cause an elevator to self-install in your house. Quick healing to you.
Jul. 28th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Much obliged. I'd imagine if there was an elevator package that was installable, you could put it in for me.
Jul. 27th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, that's terrible. Sorry to hear it. I hope you hve good healing and good drugs.
Jul. 28th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. So far, healing is speedy and drugs are moderately decent.
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
I hear you.

When my daughter was 3 or 4, we were at the playground. I was sitting on a piece of playground equipment, and as I got off, I slipped. My leg hit the bar in the same direction. I didn't break anything, but massively bruised the leg from below the ankle to above the knee, so bad they were worried about compartment. Further, I had to fly to Boston in the winter the next day. The NSA would not let me get out of it.

So, I hear you.

May you heal quickly.
Jul. 28th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
These days, the NSA wouldn't want to get sued, so you wouldn't have had to go. Thanks...I seem to, so far, be healing quickly.
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Feel better soon!!
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Much obliged. So far, so good.
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Hope you feel better soon...

Jul. 28th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks. I am experiencing much improvement. I'm still going to have go give up on my Olympic hopes, though.
Jul. 27th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, ouch! I am sorry to hear that and hope you heal quickly.
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. I sense smooth sailing ahead. Plus, avoiding playgrounds...
Jul. 27th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Refuah shlaimah! (And quickly :-)
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
Doin' my best, thanks. 8^)
Jul. 27th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Get well soon.
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
The physical healing won't take long. The mental trauma? The rest of my life, I'm afraid... 8^)
Jul. 27th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Condolences, and I wish you quick healing.
Jul. 28th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks! I should learn to leave the monkey bars to the monkeys...
Jul. 28th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)

Would crutches help you with the stairs? It's not a perfect solution, as you've cleverly damaged joints on both legs, but if you could take the weight off of whichever is worse, or trade off, or something, would that help? It sure beats doing the stairs on your butt.
Jul. 28th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)

The last time he was on crutches (after his knee surgery), he threw his back out and he was out of work for three weeks (in addition to the two weeks that he was out for his knee surgery!).

Back AWAY from the crutches!

(he's really doing FINE on the stairs. He just takes them slowly)
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Whoops. Sorry; I didn't know he wasn't cleared for assistive devices.
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Jul. 28th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Yikes!
Thanks! Much obliged.


Dr. Gimpy
Aug. 1st, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
ow ow ow
Aug. 4th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Indeed indeed indeed
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