?

Log in

No account? Create an account
SA: gtheaddesk

I HAZ AN OWIE.

Posted on 2008.04.02 at 16:08
where am I: neither here nor there
Tags: , ,
I'm hopelessly behind in most everything in life right now, including LJ comments/entries/etc. Plus I have four stitches in my head, which is why I didn't come back from MA or go to work yesterday..

Here's the short version: I had an altercation with a door, and the door won. This is because Evil Bedroom Door had Bedskirt With Big Hole In It as an accomplice, which helped accomplish teh evil by not letting me in on the fact that my foot was inside said Big Hole, so that when I turned to walk across the room, I caught my foot and fell headlong into the (sharp like steel) corner of Evil Bedroom Door.

There's a longer story involving the house resembling a crime scene, my lovely niece being all nice and helpful and niece-ly, the Irish Guy at the ER, and the friendly and competent doc whose one flaw is wanting to tell me everything he observed about my injury. (Note to doc: Just because I'm a nurse doesn't mean I don't get a little freaked when you tell me my head is lacerated ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE). Also, note to nice but descriptive ER nurse: You are tending to the injured, not providing colour commentary. Telling me you are pulling CHUNKS OF FLESH out of my hair is not soothing in the least. Even if you do like my tattoo.

I'm in RI now, but I think I'll be going back to MA, where there is still no internet. Wah. But I am getting a lot of cleaning done. :D

In other news, wah, Patriots.

So. When does Spring Training start again?

Comments:


Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2008-02-04 18:24 (UTC) ()
Owww, ow, ow, ow. *pets*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 18:28 (UTC) ()
Just don't pet me on the stitches, dahlink. :)
Stormy
stormymouse at 2008-02-04 18:38 (UTC) ()
holy shoot! that sounds like you had a good time at the ER. sometimes people are nuts. why they aren't trying to distract people from what's happening is beyond me. i mean, information is a good thing but there is this little thing called tmi!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 19:16 (UTC) ()
Between the doc and the nurse, you'd think they were quoting from Stephen King movies. Gah. They actually were very nice, though. Besides the gory descriptions.
Mellita
loveneverfails at 2008-02-04 18:40 (UTC) ()
See, I'm not a fan of lacerations, particularly not down to the bone...

I think you should not do that again. Feel better soon!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 19:17 (UTC) ()
I'm going to attempt not to do it again. Evil Bedroom Door must stay, but I'm afraid Bedskirt With a Big Hole is headed for Old Sparky.
Magpie
sistermagpie at 2008-02-04 18:42 (UTC) ()
Whoa! Even you don't want to hear it, that's one impressive injury!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 19:19 (UTC) ()

Is Not Impressed.

My niece said it looked like a vagina before the stitches. She's also a fan of imagery, apparently.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-02-04 19:08 (UTC) ()
Ouch that sounds very painful. *hugs*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 19:20 (UTC) ()
It was, but it actually doesn't hurt much now. Thanks. :)
Isis
isiscolo at 2008-02-04 19:16 (UTC) ()
Aie ow argh owie! Bad, bad door! Get better, and soon.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 19:21 (UTC) ()
I'm better, but it'll be even more better-er when the stitches come out. Maybe I'll get the same doc and he can tell me how it looks when the thread gets stuck in my hair or something. *g*
(Anonymous) at 2008-02-04 19:45 (UTC) ()
Oh, ow, bad, ouch, eek, and other single-syllable onomatopoeia conveying suffering! Did you bleed gallons all over the floor, since head injuries inevitably make you think you're going to bleed out before you can get to the ER? Because that's gotta be a bitch to clean up.

Now, since I know you're okay and no longer suffering inordinately, let's get to the remaining important issue: Say some more words about Irish Guy at the ER, please.

Erm... you might wanna sew up the hole in the bedskirt before that happens again. *ducks*
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-02-04 19:48 (UTC) ()
Aaaaaaand that anonymous user was me. Stupid LJ.
The dreamer is still asleep
inspiredlife at 2008-02-04 19:46 (UTC) ()
ow, ow, ow. So sorry, sweets.

In other news, so much woe for the patriots. however, be of good cheer. Spring training is around the corner!!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-04 20:11 (UTC) ()
Yes. I mean, the Sox won the series, and um, hello. The Pats won eighteen games in a row. They lost ONE. Yeah, it was the big one, but still. :)
Naadi
naadi at 2008-02-04 20:55 (UTC) ()
Wow - I'm glad you're okay!! It's not good when your house and linens start ganging up on you. :P
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-06 03:07 (UTC) ()
They may have the brawn, but I've got Dork Power. If they try anything like it again I'll threaten to paint all the walls Day-Glo Green or something. That'll learn 'em.
scriggle
scriggle at 2008-02-04 21:12 (UTC) ()
Ouch!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-06 03:08 (UTC) ()
The only pain I have left is in my right shoulder on account of having to hold a towel against my head for like five years while waiting for the doc.
Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2008-02-05 00:43 (UTC) ()
Damn, girl... take care of yourself! *pets*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-06 03:08 (UTC) ()
I really am better now, and the stitches come out Saturday. And I'm all tetanus-shotted up, whee!
Nos
nos4a2no9 at 2008-02-05 01:33 (UTC) ()
Oh gods, Prim, that sounds awful! And wow, I hadn't considered how health care workers are treated in an ER situation, but hello to the graphic imagery! "And now I'm pulling chunks of flesh out of your hair," is NOT what you need to hear at that particular juncture. Eww.

Hang tough, kitten! You'll be back on your feet (and back to us) very quickly!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-06 03:14 (UTC) ()
The thing is, they probably say that to everyone, not just health care people.

It was okay in the end, because the doc knew his stuff, for all his dreams of being the next Stephen King. The whole thing was even educational, because I did remember one thing that I've seen miswritten in fic: When you have a head injury, they don't give you opiate pain meds. They don't want you taking anything stronger than ibuprofen, in case there's a concussion/brain bleed. And never, ever aspirin.
Mijan
mijan at 2008-02-05 02:06 (UTC) ()
Pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in two weeks. Hang in there, m'dear. We'll make it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-06 03:11 (UTC) ()
So Schilling's coming back? I think?

My towel SO had more blood than his sock. ;)
peacey at 2008-02-05 10:46 (UTC) ()
Sweetie! Ouch! *smothers with healing snuggles*

...and the friendly and competent doc whose one flaw is wanting to tell me everything he observed about my injury

Why do they do that? Every time I have any kind of surgery, at some point during the pre-op appointment, I must always stop the doc before he begins his anticipated play-by-play. I don't need to, or want to, know how you're going to cut me open or what you're going to do to me with your handy-dandy Swiss-Army Surg-O-Matic. Just do the damn thing.

And we may have had the same nurse, btw, though she was ten times more insensitive with you. When a can of Coke exploded in my hand, the nurse who cleaned the wound said happily, "Ooh, look. A fat pad! I'll just shove that back in for you." Thanks for sharing, Florence Nightingale. Now I'm just going to pass out for a bit while the blood drains from my head.

And oh yeah. The Patriots. Ummm.....awwwwwww? *roars*

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-06 03:10 (UTC) ()
Fat pads! Chunks o' Flesh! I love the medical community. :/
JenJen
jlm1779 at 2008-02-06 16:21 (UTC) ()
I'm going to make a point to watch baseball this year. I've gotten away from it and just watch the scores, but Camryn also enjoys watching, so we'll have to do something like that. Hope your head gets better.
Previous Entry  Next Entry