Friday, April 13, 2007

Hello my friends, I am back and I will redeem all the promises I made before I went away. Aimer, give me a day or two to get into the swing of things again and you will get your story. Luddie, you too and we will dive into the highways and byways of this machine together. Whew, how I have missed you all.  Bunny, how is the new job going? and Pam of Lanurse, all of you. Gonna tell you where I was and why but I will be brief. With all the trouble in the world already you won't want to hear a lengthy tale of woe from me as well. A week ago I got up from my keyboard and went upstairs to the bathroom. I didn't make it. Instead, at the stairtop I fell but this time there were no friendly small tables to break my fall like last time although the floor was carpeted there. All I knew, there was an almighty bang on my right ear and my head was lay at an unnatural angle on my left shoulder. I had a second or two to wonder if I had broken my neck then I went out like a light. It must have been for only seconds because Jean, (she who must be adored) was trying to get me up. My right ear and that side of my face was all swollen. Jean and I must have looked like a pair of drunken dancers in that upper hallway but we steadied up to eventually get downstairs and enjoy an Englishman's panacea for all  happenings. A nice hot cup of tea. That was it. All over. In my opinion that is but this time and two days after, the family insisted on bringing in Doctor and friend Andrew Parham. This young fool ( 46 that is) after looking in my eyes and right ear insisted on packing me off to hospital. He said he didn't like the look of me so I told him I was not greatly enamoured of him either and there was no way of me wasting everybodies time in a hospital. He had a word with Jean and Jean and I had a vote which I lost 1 to 1. After three days the hospital said I was badly concussed but I could go home soon. LIARS. I was kept in for three more days until they said they were fed up with my moaning and I got home today. I'm a bit proud of my ear though. It's MASSIVE. I am telling all my visitors that I have just gone ten rounds with Cassius Clay and they should see the size of his ear, it's  DOUBLE MASSIVE.     Jim.  Love to all of you.

PS In all this blah blah I didn't tell you what I had done did I? Fell over and smacked my head on the bathroom door jamb,  stupid berk  that I am. Bye.

10 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Oh Dear Jim ,what are we going to do with you ? I wont tell you to take more water with it cos Im sure you've heard that one to death lol ,dont you mean 'her who is adored ? she has rescued you ,yet again bless her.please take care cos I missed you ...love Jan xx

lanurseprn said...

Hey Jim, I wondered what happened to you.  I figured you were just busy. Not busting yourself up!!  Be careful my friend. You were lucky you didn't break your hip!  So glad you're back.  
Hugs to you and your wife...
Pam

pharmolo said...

Good to hear you're still alive and kicking, Jim.

mariealicejoan said...

So glad that you weren't hurt worse than you were.  I had wondered where you had gotten to!  Do take care of yourself!
Marie
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tellsg said...

Blimey mate, I think you are just going to have to put more water with it.  Seriously though, sorry to hear of your fall and hope you are feeling a lot better now.  Hugs, Terry x

kirkbyj05 said...

I thought of you the other day Jim and wondered why you hadn't posted.  I imagined you were hard bent to the writer's grindstone and setting fire with your pen to paper.  Instead?   There you were, wrapped up in hospital giving your darling wife Jean a fright...you certainly don't do things by half.   Do you?
Just behave yourself from now on....o.k.?  
Catch a gentle hug from me and take it easy in future and get up slowly from the computer too.  Nag! Nag! Nag! Nag! Nag!   Witter!   Witter!    Witter!  Lol!
Jeanie

susanebunn said...

Oh sweetie!  What a mess!  And you have a cauliflower ear as a reward!  I can't believe that you don't have a massive headache to boot!  All this time you've been in hospital and no one told us!  Well, I'm glad you're home.  It's a good thing Jean takes no nonsense from you!  Welcome back!  School semester break is over after this weekend and I'll be back to work.  I loved the break, but I owe, I owe, so its off to work I go!  

Love and Hugs,
Bunny
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gehi6 said...

My goodness, Jim.  I have to go out every day and navigate these tore up city streets, so I keep my eyes on the ground at all times, the pavement is so treacherous.  Worst thing that can happen is a fall and it sounds like you had the bad luck to get concussed and everything else along with.  Do watch your step!  But you do make me laugh even in the worst of your times.  Gerry
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aimer said...

I am glad to see ythat you have survived and that your sense of humor remains intact. I'm also glad that you lost the vote and went to the hospital. Banging our heads is a serious matter, besides, being in the hospital means that you can legitimately do nothing all day and no one thinks that you are being lazy!--Sheria
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luddie343 said...

I somehow knew you'd be a bad patient, oh Jim why didn't you just go along??  What if you sustained a small subdural hematoma?  (Ask later)  Thank you She Who Must Be Adored and Obeyed.  At least you had some sensible care round you, cranky sly fool!  You know how worried I was?  Ok, look just get rest and get to hospital again for a check-up.  Sometimes with an injury like that (remember, you were delirious at one time during it) we sustain more damage than is obvious, am I scaring you enuf?  Good!  Write me when u can, play nice! xo CATHY
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