Flutterby™! : ...checks my body can't cash

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

...checks my body can't cash

2008-07-31 03:13:09.717944+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Yesterday evening I was feeling fuzzy, so I went over to the skate park to thrash for a little. Was seriously sluggish coming up out of the bowl, flailing all over the place, I figured I was still lagged from lack of sleep on Sunday night and Monday morning, and I just stayed on the smaller edges. Pulled a 180° or two, then missed one and went down hard. Hit my helmet hard. Body went into shock, shoulder hurt like hell, so I went and sat for a while, then gave up and went home.

This morning I called the Kaiser ask-a-nurse, and rather than give me an appointment they said "hie thee to an emergency room", so I did. ACJ (Acromioclavicular Joint) separation, not a break, but that shoulder will be delicate for a month and a half or so. So much for "100 push-ups".

[ related topics: Skating ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-31 05:43:03.402715+00 by: topspin [edit history]

Edited.... I see Dan saw what I saw.

Sorry Dan. I'm betting that hurts.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-31 11:15:13.691748+00 by: m

Sympathy. Did that to myself once running away from a car whose engine caught fire -- would have been better off strolling.

Best wishes for a rapid recovery.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-31 19:41:45.37379+00 by: Dan Lyke

Re "car whose engine caught fire", I remember stopping to help someone with a car fire, grabbing the silly little baking soda extinguisher I had in my trunk, and trying to get in through the front grill. It was doing nothing, and, of course, the bystanders were saying "just pop the hood latch", like somehow I'm going to stick my fingers in under the hood to get that latch while flames are coming out the sides of the hood.

I noticed that none of them stepped in...

Now I have a bigger badder fire extinguisher in my trunk.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-01 10:17:22.395888+00 by: DaveP

Bummer, Dan. That which does not kill us makes us feel older?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-01 13:45:33.565462+00 by: meuon

That which does not actually kill us, makes us appreciate life even more.

Dan's learning he can still do the things he did as a young man, maybe more. Healing takes longer.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-01 15:56:01.626277+00 by: polly

as you get older, you do not roll, you SPLAT!

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-01 16:18:00.61217+00 by: Dan Lyke

I take solace in the fact that the doctor told me that the typical injury of this sort is in high school football quarterbacks.

So, yeah, actually makes me feel younger!

#Comment Re: 100 push-ups made: 2008-08-03 18:14:17.98782+00 by: pknox

While the 100 push-ups goal might not be realistic at this point, you should totally go for 50 1-arm push-ups instead - just halve the recipe.