Monday, May 19, 2008


I will be taking it very easy on the blogging this week, folks.

I took a very bad fall on Sunday morning and messed my arm up really badly. They aren't actually sure it's not broken. Spent all day yesterday at the ER. The pain is actually very severe. Like seriously considering my exit strategy severe. The meds they gave me at the ER aren’t doing much to control it and other than making me aware that I’m blogging under the influence—well, I’m needing to spend a great deal of time using behavior modification techniques—which are sort of sucky for this level of pain anyway.

I go to UT on Wednesday and hope I can hold out till then. The ER guys in Newport were really great, but I got to tell you--these east Tennessee doctors have asked me to put up with more agony than my MUSC or Emory teams ever did. This is not a good place to have intractable pain. I've been begging these guys for years now to get me into a pain management program so that when this moment came, I wouldn't have to dust off the effing exit strategy. I've got more stuff to do, damnit.

Anyway, I can only write in the 45 minutes or so that the drugs pull the levels down from 9 to 7.

If anyone wants to guest blog this week for me—I’d be eternally—or at least for a good while—in your debt.


  1. Margy Rydzynski said...
    Rosie - let me know what I can do to help. Sounds like you're in a lot of pain. I can guest blog, if you have any ideas for entries. I can just keep your site going with updates, too.

    Hang in there. Love ya!

    I'm working on another short story. It's not a Maggie-Della one, but it does involve Rosie1 and her long-deceased mother. It's kind of a Mother's Day story.

    Margy Rydzynski
    Leeuna said...
    Awwwh Rosie!

    You have the same 'good luck' that I do, or so it seems. I am so very sorry. I hope the arm isn't broken. Take it easy and if I can help in any way let me know. I could also do a guest blog or two for you if you like. You'd need to tell me what topic you want me to write about, but I'll give it a try.

    Hope you feel better real soon.

    Love and hugs
    Jbeeky said...
    Feel better Rosie, I am so sorry you are in that much pain. Take it easy and take care of yourself.
    kazari said...
    Rosie, you gotta stop hurting yourself! Take it easy, and email me if you'd like a guest post from Berlin. i'm not sure what, but i've been ogling lots of food porn lately...
    take care
    (as much as you can)
    Mary said...
    Rosie, I am so sorry you are this much pain, let me know if there is anything I can do to help, really

    (I'll be checking in to see how you're doing)
    Nancy said...
    Ah, Rosie, I'm sorry. I know what you mean about exit strategies...but I hope you'll stay. You have too many stories that need to be told.

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