Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yes, I'm Still Among the Living... and I Have Some Pretty Awesome Friends!

Two days after my fall, I'm developing a pretty nice shiner. Funny how the blood from the bump on the temple is now coming to the surface in the skin around my eye.

Oh, yeah! That's attractive!
I wonder what it will look like by tomorrow?

The knee's feeling much better, but I still hate wearing the immobilizer and my right knee is starting to feel pretty sore from doing all the work for the left knee. I finally heard back from the orthopedist's office... they can see me next Thursday at 2:30. WTF am I supposed to do until then? Now I have a call in to the secretary to try and get some info on how soon I can go back to work. I don't want to risk losing the job I just got because of a stupid fall.

Turns out the Wonder Dog is freaked out by the crutches... he shakes nervously as he looks past me toward the open door that is the magical entrance to his personal backyard commode. I'm getting pretty tired of crutching my way to the door just to have him look at me for 5 minutes and then turn around and go back to fer-flump on the living room floor. Not to mention the fact that his rather large body always seems to be right where I'm trying to navigate. Thank god I don't have any cats to get underfoot as well!

But, I actually love my dog... he's just a pain in the ass at the moment.

The good news is that I managed to get myself up and out to the chiropractor yesterday. Nothing like slamming your head into a wall to throw your back out of whack! But she did many wondrous things for my back. I love that woman!

And the outpouring of concern from friends has been lovely. Thank you all! It makes me feel so cared for. My friend Suedojane even brought me my fix of Dr Pepper last night. Ahhhhh! Suedojane makes some awesome videos about artists... here's one for you to check out:

And tonight Nanodance is bringing my my evening repast. The excitement of wondering what it will be leaves me all tingly inside! I wonder if she'll bring me some of those weird ass Buddha's hands? All I know is that food that you don't have to cook yourself always tastes so much better!

Buddha's hands... Nanodance knows all about these... she's seen them in real life!

Time for my afternoon nap! I'll wake myself up in four hours to make sure I'm not dead. Later!


Summer said...

Damn, Girl. Instead of saying you got your ass kicked by a wall, I suggest we make up a fantastic story. Like you saved a baby from a burning building, and your injuries are the aftermath of your heroism. No need to thank me. It's what I'm here for. ;)

Jayne Martin said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. Wish I were there to help. Do be careful.

Big hugs, Jayne

Anonymous said...

Ugh...well I think you should mutter something like, "yeah you should see the other guy. You wanna a piece of me?"

Anonymous said...

You forgot to post your name, address, DOB, ss#, credit card #, and debit card #.

I was all geared and ready to send you a bunch of stuff.

(Oh and don't forget the secret number on the back of your CC, just want to make sure you get EVERYTHING I'm willing to order and send to you.)


Me-Me King said...

Yea! She lives! Wow, that's one good-lookin' shiner ya got there - ouch! Anyway, I'm glad you're on the mend and that you've got your stash of Dr. Pepper to get you through.

Thanks for sharing the video - I loved it!

Stephanie said...

Ouch. Some shiner. WTH are Buddha's hands? A fruit, a blossom? Creepy whatever.

CatLadyLarew said...

Summer: Maybe I should have a contest to see who can come up with the best explanation!

Jayne: Thanks for the hugs! (I'm cyber hugging you back.)

Hope: I think that would work well with the Pre-K set.

Quirky: You're so special... always thinking of me and my credit information. That's what I love about you!

Me-Me: The shiner keeps changing hourly... sort of like a kaleidoscope. Glad you liked the video... awesome stuff, isn't it?

Stephanie: I went back and added a picture of Buddha's hands... check out Nanodance's site for her story of her encounter with them.

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

Ouch that eye looks painful. Hope you feel better soon!

Maelstrom said...


And those Buddha's Hands look like they came off the face of Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean.

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! That is a nice shiner.

That poor pooch. I hope he at least provides some warm cushy comfort for you!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is quite a shiner you've got going! Glad you aren't dead!

JennyMac said...

WOW! Sorry to hear about your mishap. So glad you are improving..black eye and all.

And chiropractor....LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Skip Simpson said...

Wow! I hope you get better really soon! I kinda had my experience with a fall a couple of weeks ago.

CatLadyLarew said...

BS & BC: It's still just a bit tender if I poke myself in the eye... so I generally try not to do that!

Maelstrom: They ARE pretty strange, aren't they? I think they're supposed to be a citrus fruit.

Reffie: The Wonder Dog always offers a warm, cozy cushion for my feet!

Lee: I'm glad I'm not dead too!

JennyMac: Thanks. Chiropractors are magic!

Skip: Now I'm going to have to go back and read about your fall! Hope you wrote about it.

Janice said...

That I a true over the rainbow eye. I hope you heal quickly.

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Anonymous said...

Bloody Hell girl! I "leave" for a month( and a 1/2 ) an' look wot happens! Email me on my double shiners( you might not believe how I got them, tho' )....sending som healing rays luv!

The Old Silly said...

If I know you, you'll be running a marathon in a few weeks! LOL, here's to a speedy recovery - loved the post as usual.

Marvin D Wilson

Pearl said...

WHat, is everyone getting black eyes these days?! This is the second one I've seen today!

I'm sorry to hear all the trouble you've been through. Glad you've got a friend who will bring you Dr Pepper. :-)


IndigoWrath said...

Hey CatLady!

You look a little battered from your adventures. You can take it, though - I remember how bad the OTHER guy looked when he tried to take your Pepper.

Keep mending, Indigo

Nanodance said...

Wow. Can't wait to see that shiner!

CatLadyLarew said...

Janice: It definitely felt like I was going over the rainbow when my head smashed into the wall!

Torpy: Okay... now you have to dish on how you got your double black eyes! Knowing you, there's sure to be a great story! Hope your internet is back up soon!

Marvin: The days of marathons are over for this girl... no ACL or MCL in my left knee, which probably contributed to my tumble! But my spirits are good and that's what counts.

Pearl: Thanks! I'm such a trend setter, you know!

Indigo: But, of course, I was trying to look good for my mug shot for when I go to prison. (After all, you set the standard for mug shots, my dear man!) Just don't mess with a badass blogger's DP!

Nanodance: It's changing colors as the day goes on! See you soon!

otin said...

Just relax and try to get some rest in your empire of dirt! :) Be well!

gayle said...

Ok let's try again........I think it's terrible that you can't see the dr. sooner!! Hope you are back to somewhat normal soon!!

K a b l o o e y said...

Excuse: shark attack
and I have to say (even tho it's quite off-topic) you have some really nice eyebrows. Hope you are feeling better soon and that they get a cancellation at the orthopod's office.

gayle said...

omg I just saw I am #1 on your bad ass comments list ..........how exciting!!! It's funny how it's the little things that make me happy!1

Lyn said...

Ouch! I hope it doesn't hurt as bad as it looks. No that's not a dig. I hope you heal fast.

Gotta love the dogs and cats that try to make us feel better but sometimes make it worse.

Anonymous said...

Cat Lady, this ain't getting you any closer to prison. I suggest you hop to it and find a way in so you can get the medical treatment you deserve . As for the house, forget about it, it tried to kill you and it sounds like Wonder dog has plans too!!!! Hmm, ever considered the thought you were pushed???? Ooh looked at me filling your head with paranoid schizo delusions! Just rest up...oh but just to be on the safe side, I would consider getting Wonder Dog to taste any food being sent over by "well meaning" friends FIRST...I'm just saying!!!

Unknown Mami said...

I think you look like a badass with the shiner. Like a real touch chick!

I'm sorry you are all out of whack, I hope you heal quickly.

CatLadyLarew said...

Otin: Empire of Dirt... I like that! Could I borrow your back-hoe?

gayle: Guess I wasn't hurt badly enough to merit an earlier appointment... is that good news?

K a b l o o e y: Shark attack! Oh yeah! In lake Ontario! It works for me. (In reality I have NO eyebrows... I actually have to draw them on every day!)

gayle: You're number 1! You're number 1!

Lynn: At least I'm lucky I have the large economy size dog so he can hold it in longer! (And he's old enough now that he's not begging for long walks.)

frigginloon: Paranoid schizophrenic... would that land me in "the home". Could be an alternative to prison and I'd have lots of friends to talk with. (I make sure the friends stay to eat with me to assure nothing's poisoned.)

Mami: Badass... that's me! Thanks for the kind thoughts!

Moooooog35 said...

I don't think my comment qualified as 'outpouring of concern,' but you're welcome anyway.

CatLadyLarew said...

Damn, Moooooog! You have your own special way of demonstrating your support... by making me laugh! You are seriously demented and I mean that in a good way.

f8hasit said...

I got a black eye last Thanksgiving while playing with my dog. And it was bad...I didn't do much Christmas shopping because everytime I went to the store people would stare. You could HEAR them thinking it was the result of abuse. One lady even gave me her card, "Just in case..."


Hope it goes away soon! And don't take aspirin like I did! It makes it worse!!!

CatLadyLarew said...

Nancy: What is it about Thanksgiving and injuries? At least the immobilizer makes me look like I was in an accident rather than having been beat up by a spouse... or four-year-olds!

Occasionally called Robbie said...

Sorry to read you are not well n dandy, I hope you feel tip top and chippa real soon :)

CatLadyLarew said...

Thanks, Robbie! Thanks for stopping by!

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