Friday, September 22, 2006

Glutton for punishment

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 9/22/2006
I really must be dying to punish myself. Dying.

Today, I went to the hospital. Again. The front desk nurse recognized me and asked how my visit went on Wednesday. I gave her a watered down version of my diagnosis and prognosis but tried to keep it civil.

So today's play date at the park, I mean hospital, was for my ankle which has swelled to incredible proportions. It looks like I have a tennis ball under my skin.

My first thought when this appeared was that I had been bitten by a spider or some other awful bug that's come out for a last foray before winter. Since my new source of information--the Google clinic--came up with diagnoses like this (and don't click on the link if you are faint of heart. You've been warned!), I figured I should give the hospital one more chance to redeem themselves.

I spent three hours(!) at an impromptu party in the orthopedic clinic, together with a number of people in various states of bodily deterioration. The average age of the party-goers seems to have been about 100.

So now on top of my acid-ridden stomach and clogged ears, I have a sprained ankle. Which funnily enough, I don't remember spraining.

Hmm...maybe I should consider including "addled mind" to my running list of ailments.

6 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

liina said...

Can't wait to hear about your next medical adventure :)

Granny said...

A sprained ankle is an improvement over a spider bite.

I hate sitting around waiting rooms too.

Feel better soon.

Narelle said...

Ahh Chris - you poor thing!!! I hate having to go to doctors or sit in waiting rooms. I have gotten to the stage where I take a book with me with anything medical. To take my mind off the procedure, so that I don't stare at other people who are there and to waste away the time.

Hope you are at 100% soon.


jean said...

How can you not remember spraining your ankle?!? That's hilarious (well, you know what I mean). You must have an amazing ability to zone out the negative things in life and just focus on the good!

Granny said...

A couple of days have gone by. I do hope nothing else has happened to you between then and now. Enough already.

Thanks for the good wishes. I've had fun this year thanks to nice people like you.


kuri & ping said...

Thanks for the healthy wishes! Doing a bit better this week. :)


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