The Circus Has Arrived

Starting about midnight Sunday , things got even interestinger around here.

Guido managed to break a bone in her left forearm — I think it’s the radius — down where it joins the wrist.  She did this by falling off a dining room chair on which she was standing in the middle of the night, in a darkened room, attempting to unscrew a screaming smoke alarm from the ceiling.  Her husband was sleeping like a dead man, as usual, and didn’t even hear it, although the thump of a naked body hitting the terrazzo floor did the trick.

So it was the old midnight run to the ER followed by a trip to the 24-hour pharmacy (for narcotics), then the next-day wait at the orthopedic surgeon’s office for further evaluation and CT scan.  She will probably need surgery to repair, but in any event she’s out of business for 6 – 8 weeks.

On the plus side, she’s right-handed, but that about dries up the up-side news.  Except for the renewable ‘scrip for Percocet.  Percocet is my favorite legume.

We’ll know more in a few days, after the surgeon sees the CT results and runs some P&L numbers.  If she requires surgery, it would be next week.

(Cultural touch-point: were it not for ObamaCare, she would not have health insurance.  Fuck off, Mittney.  Yew asshat.)

Anyway, I have just become the primary care giver for one spouse, one dog, and 7 cats.  Poll: which ones do you think will survive?  Include me in the equation.

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4 Responses to The Circus Has Arrived

  1. Lois Terms says:

    Ouch. Feel better fast.

  2. julesagray says:

    holy bone snap, that blows donk. Don’t worry though, she’ll be back to pulling the wings off flies sooner than you think!

  3. Lu Senz says:

    Wow, tough break. Fortunately she’s a righty, so she can still whack your useless brains out with a skillet when she needs to.

  4. Make sure you close jars securely; that way, she’ll have to keep you alive at least long enough to open the jars.

    And remember:
    “That which does not kill us –
    makes us wish that it had.”

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