Wednesday, January 02, 2008

you should see the other guy


So there you are, enjoying a nice day, getting things done, when you get abducted by aliens, run over by a truck, flattened by an asteroid or you slip and fall on ice. I think that the number one reason people visit emergency rooms is cutting their hand while slicing a bagel, the number two is getting decked by a thug during a hockey game.

No. Number two is probably falling on ice, which I just did, and my throwing arm, the right elbow and wrist, while apparently still moving and in one piece, are quite sore. Dammit to hell.

9 comments:

Gordo said...

Oh, jeez, Gary. No good, my friend.

Feet up, rest that arm.

gr said...

I will live. I have applied a warm beagle to the area to reduce swelling, and am resting it.

Greg said...

WHOA!.. no beagle until AFTER 24 hrs... for now it's 20min of ice,.. 20 min of fuzzy cat.. repeat for 24 hrs...


seriously!

would I pull your leg amigo? :D

Kate & Jim said...

Ice for 20 and fuzzy cat for 20, is correct! Just do it. Otherwise it'll just swell up if all you keep is warmth on it. (that's my advice (and Gregs) for today. $25 please).

Horribly icy today. Not the roads so much as the parking lots and sidewalks! Thought I was gonna break a hip this morning walking across the sidewalk to get a cup of coffee on my way to work!

gr said...

no kidding, Kate, it feel like January out there!
Actually, the warm beagle and fat cat treatment seems fairly effective.

Lis Garrett said...

Ouchie! Hope it gets better soon. This world would be a rather dismal place without your pots . . .

Ellen said...

NO! That sucks. Don't forget the ibuprofen. It helps keep inflammation down, as well as the pain. Do take it easy. You don't want to over do it before it has a chance to heal. I hope you don't have any pressing orders that you will worry about while it heals.

Lou said...

oh poor Gary! Ibruprophen is the right idea - 72 hours, less swelling means the muscle relaxes and heals faster :)

gr said...

Ibuprofen+beagle= :^)