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So I ended up in the hospital again ...

Yep yep. End of the day farming at Healcrest Community Farm and I stepped on a rusty nail -- went clean through my shoe and right into my foot. Big fun. Riccardo took me to the hospital and they gave me a tetanus shot, a pain shot and a cane. Three fucking hours. But at least Duck Soup was on the TV in the waiting room -- the scene with Harpo as the mirror is timeless.

Then Riccardo took me to CVS where we filled prescriptions and bought cigarettes. Eight days as a non-smoker down the tubes. Like I told Riccardo, I'm a pussy when it comes to pain.

Then home where Maria and Steffany had saved us each a huge heaping plateful of food -- vegetables and pasta and cheese and potatoes and bread and pesto -- I always eat so well at that house. They actually sent me home with a loaf of bread, as a matter of fact.

So now I'm hobbling but better (healing? Or the pain shot?), and I plan on taking the cane to Vince's protest tomorrow -- whether I need it or not -- so that if they start hauling people off to jail, maybe they'll take pity on me and let me go home.

Hope everyone else is having a better weekend than I am.

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immoralusername
Aug. 8th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
sucks, but feet do heal, just keep it super clean, feet sweat in summer & god that would hurt if infected! (Damn!)

yeah, smoking. I think finding another way to A. relax and B. get comfort migh make it easier - I'm ok now but if I get stresssed.... or had stepped on a nail (to be honest)
hopita
Aug. 8th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
They put me on big wonkin antiobiotics, so I should be OK, infection-wise.

Smoking, however, is another matter ...
immoralusername
Aug. 8th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
yeah, that's one is a tough one - I ordered a pizza tonight as a special replacement (but yeah if things hurt a pizza wouldn't work)

Hmmmm, as you'll be off your feet more & have more time to think about smoking, you might need something to do.

I watch DVDs when I need to sit & rest (or ouch)...but now have to learn not to smoke during DVDs....well, tonite my solution is simply not having cigarettes...I guess if I can stick to just not buying them...ok
hopita
Aug. 9th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
Not just because of the injury but because of work -- I'm temporarily laid off from the Film Office yet again. Though actually, something about being at the Film Office kinda makes me want to smoke, so maybe it's better that I sit at home.

It's been about 14 hours now.
immoralusername
Aug. 9th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
Way to go!
I'll have to look when you asked me last - as it's been since then.

I think this first bit no matter what we do cravings will be there - I really thought dancing hard on a regular basis and being busier would help - not at all - aren't water & Vit C supposed to help? I'll try Vit C - it's annoying!

I think the emotional trick is to not get wound up
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hopita
Aug. 8th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
You got the "ow fuck ow fuck" part right.

I was very proud of myself: I didn't cry. I did, however, swear like a sailor. Repeatedly. And loudly.
bishopjoey
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
I'm sure you don't
need another expression of "ow fucking ow, but there ya go anyway.

I'm clear on the need to smoke sometimes in cases like this one. You will will will be able to quit. It just ain't gonna happen this week.

Take good care of that foot and good care of you.

And pleezopleeze stay out of jail if you can at all help it. The temptation to use that cane for other purposes may be great.
hopita
Aug. 8th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm sure you don't
I made it through finding out about Frank's death on Thursday, but thr trip to the hospital did me in. I'd planned on not smoking today, but being at the memorial and the wake were simply too much to bear smoke-free. Tomorrow should be less eventful (fingers crossed).
hopita
Aug. 9th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: I'm sure you don't
Oh, and I didn't even end up at the protest -- there was a memorial for Frank that ended up being a wake ... I stayed with those goings-on pretty much all afternoon and on into the evening.
_aqualung_
Aug. 9th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
To say that had to fuckin hurt would be both an understatement and stating hte obiius, so I' refrain :-)

Heal fast and completely
_aqualung_
Aug. 9th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
erm... I'll (gqawd, I've got to learn to type)
hopita
Aug. 9th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, please.

Though I kinda like the word "obiius."
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