Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Should Have Stayed Home..

I should have known this was going to happen. I should have stayed home and locked the door and swallowed the key. My natural instincts suck but for some reason I refused to remember that little (well big) fact. So you don't all think I am crazy you may want to read this older post for some back story. Paybacks a Bitch

This is the story of my life, my motto is "the glass is half empty" and this is why. I should know better than to pat myself on the back. The last two posts should have been ample warning of what lay ahead, but in my delusion it took me by surprise.

In case you didn't read the old post the jist of the story is when I plan a trip or something fun, something bad always happens. No one has died kind of bad, but just something to remind me that there is a cost for fun. As I mentioned in my last blog I have planned a weekend in NYC with my two daughters to make up for the trip we didn't get in July because of my health. Yippee. (that week alone should have warned me) I have also bought tickets to see British comic Eddie Izzard another yippee..... but it is happening again... I had not taken two steps away from my car after parking it in the garage at work when I fell. Hit the ground hard. My coffee (untouched by the way) went sprawling one way and my BlackBerry went crashing the other. Me I just sat on the ground and stared at the mess. I watched the coffee as it ran across the concrete not paying attention to its final destination, but just in the nick of time I yanked my purse out of its pathway. I reached and grabbed my phone and it looked ok. It had landed face down with an awful sound but after I put the back on it seemed ok and so far so good. I would be devastated if it broke.

A nice young man came over to help me... of course I couldn't have this humiliation alone, and as I sighed with relief the phone was ok he said "I would be more upset about the coffee loss". He helped me off the ground which was no easy feat and I picked up my possessions and my pride and hobbled into the hospital. Hobbled being the operative word.

This fall was almost identical to the one I took in NYC back in December (you would know about this tumble if you clicked on the link above).  My left ankle turned out, not as severly as in Dec. and I hit the concrete. Of course I landed on my "bad" knee and "bad" wrist. I have been doing so well in physical therapy and told the therapist just that morning that the pain in my knee was better. It is only located in the joint itself, not radiating up and down my leg. Now I feel like I am back to square one.

I had the pleasure of being the bench tech or bitch as we call it so I got to sit most of the night and I used a cold pack from the blood coolers for my knee, which helped. Work of course was crazy busy, no one really bleeding to death but we get millions (ok an exaggeration) of samples from clinics all over the state. Most of these are pregnant woman getting a blood bank prenatal work up, who knew half of Massachusetts was preggers? And because my luck was going so well that night at least five of them had positive antibody screens. I won't go into detail but it adds extra work and often the results aren't as obvious as you would like them, go figure. I got through most of it but did end up leaving about 30 retypes for the day shift.  (a new patient needs to have their blood type confirmed with a second test)

The shift ended with some training on a new and improved way to pool cryopercipitate and a visit with my hematologist. At least she had good news and I don't have to go back for four months.  I made some yummy scrambled eggs for myself and the youngest who is home sick with a sore throat. After I pick up the oldest from college I am going to bed and not getting up until I have to go to work tonight.  I have already warned the husband that nothing is getting done today. There is a F*cking dog barking down the street and if it keeps me awake I am hitting the medicine cabinet. I HATE barking dogs.

Ok enough depression for today, I have 10 days until we go to NYC so maybe if I am really careful I won't need a wheel chair. Although that could get us through lines quicker......

24 comments :

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I think we need to tie padded pillows to your limbs till vacation time!

OUCH. Hope you feel better soon. Losing your coffee's enough to lose your mind, but getting hurt in the process is just plain rubbing it in!

Steven Anthony said...

see it's stories like this and ones from my own life that make me think God may have a twisted sense of humor...
;)

Alice in Wonderland said...

I know just how you feel! The same sort of things happen to me quite often. I usually go out running in the mornings, but I have proven that it is impossible to run backwards and talk at the same time! Don't ask me what I was doing, but It was something along the lines of singing along to my i-pod at the time! Then I slipped and broke my ankle!
What really annoyed me at the time, was I am 100% sure that these cows in a field were laughing at me!
You think cows don't laugh?...Believe me, they do!
Hope you feel better soon!

Jan said...

Girl, you MUST be related to me somehow. I am forever falling down and/or hurting myself at inopportune times. I am an accident waiting to happen.

I hope you heal up quickly and enjoy your time in NYC!

Joanne said...

Yep I am a great believer that the "Fates" are watching and waiting to strike us down from having fun. Sounds like you are doing everything right and I hope you get to have a great time in NYC - although if your daughters want a surrogate mom with two working legs just send me a plane ticket I could be persuaded to help a new friend in need.

Lisa Anne said...

I definetly should have stayed home today!!

Ekanthapadhikan said...

I say, you better watch your moved until you get yourself on the trip. Else you'd find your kids soon starting a blog telling us all a different version of the story (Now, that's supposed to be a joke!).

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Perish the bad thought!,and wish you a fabulous time in NYC.Take care!

WhiteSockGirl said...

Sorry, I had to laugh! I know your fall was not funny, but you wrote it in such a fashion that I could not help myself.

Have an absolutely fab time in NY! One city that I would love to visit.

AC said...

Ah Shit.... that sucks and sounds like it hurt. I would be more worried about the BB too. Are you feeling any better at all?

Vodka Logic said...

Thanks for the well wishes. Steven God has to have some sense of humor or I would just cry :)

Ekanthapadhikan my kids have blogs, don't give them any ideas. lol

WhiteSockGirl thanks, my intention was to put a funny spin on it..whats the option?

Still sore today but can only get better xxx

Samantha Gianulis said...

You will have a kickin, injury and accident free vacation in NYC. I know it. I hope you blog about Eddie Izzard. You may crack a rib laughing.
I am accident prone myself...I have hobbled to many first aid stations. I so get this.

JennyMac said...

Oh L! I am so sorry to hear this...a fall is awful and I hope that you are fully healed in time for the Apple. However, we can always give you my son's big inflatable inner tube to protect you from any more bumps. :) Sorry..just hoping to inject a little smile into your icky day.

blueviolet said...

I am so sorry! I can't believe you had such a tumble. I hope that you heal really quickly and it won't affect your NYC trip!

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

I am praying it doesn't affect your NYC trip - I was looking forward to that post!! Selfish? Me?

Seriously though hope you are OK!

WhisperingWriter said...

I also hate barking dogs. I think the owners must be so inconsiderate to let their dog bark like that. We used to have a dog that went nuts down the street every night but I think a lot of people complained because I don't hear him anymore. Thank goodness.

Martha W said...

I'm totally with the guy who helped you up. I would have been severely ticked off about losing my coffee! For me, all hurts are secondary to the java. :)

I hope you are feeling better today & take it easy until your trip. I am totally jealous. NYC. *staring off dreaming*

Theta Mom said...

Sorry to hear about the fall. Here's to a quick "healing time." Hey, at least you will be in one of the best cities in the world!

Life with Kaishon said...

Popping over from SITS this morning. I think you hit on a GREAT idea there about having the wheel chair to help you get to the front of the line. That might be worth injuring yourself... : )

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh MAN you poor thing! I sure hope you heal fast so you can enjoy your NY trip... ((HUGZ!!))

BeautifulWreck said...

Oy..prayers for you.

carma said...

I read your newer post first and am glad to hear you are doing better. Enjoy that trip to NYC. We went in July and had the best time ever!

Melissa B. said...

Stay safe...and away from any tumbling tricks...for the next 10 days. Have a vodka tonic and you'll feel like new!

Kristen said...

Crap. Double crap! I hate days like that. All I want to do is curl up in my bed until the day is over.