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24 February 2009 @ 02:04 pm
Five things I'm done with, thank you.  
Here's a meme idea for you. Name five experiences you've had that you do not wish to go through again.

1) Leg surgery. Both of my legs were sawed in half about a third of the way down from the knee, rotated, and then bolted back together to heal in a new configuration. Three months in casts, unable to walk. Another month or so followed in "walking casts." Another four months after that out of casts, no walking without crutches, found me attending junior high school in a wheelchair. Two years after the first surgery? Oh yeah, they go back in to take out the metal framework, which meant another couple of months in casts and wheelchairs. Did I mention having to re-learn how to walk? Yeah, fucking no.

2) Broken wrist. Fell off a damn picnic table. Arms don't bend that way in that place. Yeah, no.

3) Rolling an SUV. In my defense, I was just the passenger. If I haven't told this story, tell me and I'll tell it separately. Thoroughly no.

4) Living in the half-finished basement of my parents' home. That one followed a divorce. It was better than living on the street, I don't doubt, but no. Thanks but no.

5) Falling off the back of a truck. Knees don't bend in that direction. Learned to walk for the fourth time in my life. Pass.
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bronxelf_ag001 on February 24th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I love this meme.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on February 24th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Run with it, playa. ;)
bronxelf_ag001 on February 24th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna pass, but I hope it does well.
silver splits the blue: XsForEyesashbet on February 24th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ouch :(

Things I'm done with right now? TODAY. TODAY IS FIRED.

-- A (feeling quite remarkably unwell in a whole series of undignified ways. DO NOT WANT!)
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on February 24th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure this meme is really good for competition, though if it was, you'd pretty much pwn the rest of us.
silver splits the blue: Heldashbet on February 24th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, honey, that thing with your legs? Pwns me. My shit is just ongoing.


-- A (very glad that, with friends, we don't have to trump each other -- sympathy can be given and received even in very different sisutations)
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on February 25th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Nah, pain isn't normally something I want to play "mine's bigger" with, anyway. Frankly, though? I've had a couple of situations involving ongoing pains with no clear progress benchmarks towards endings. Random gout-like flares, unending headaches, that sort. After surgery, you have a clear set of goals and a general idea of time to completion of recovery and, of course, you know what caused it. I'd rather have surgery than what you and many of my friends with fibro or CFS endure. I doff my cap to thee.
silver splits the blue: Bathtubashbet on February 25th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Yeah -- "Mine's bigger" when it comes to pain is not something you want to WIN.

(And here's hoping for better health for ALL of us this year and in the years to come!)

-- A :)
Kat: catgotosleepnowkatmoonshaker on February 24th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Bad Today! No biscuit!
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Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on February 25th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
I saw, and thanks.
craigers01 on February 25th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
You were in an SUV that rolled over?!? You gave in to the tippage?
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on February 25th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was resisting the tippage. You were too busy leaning down to light a clove cigarette to concentrate on keeping our center of gravity upright. ;)
craigers01 on February 27th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
nonono... The cig was already lit, that was the problem. I had dropped the damned thing in my lap. Between wailing on my junk, and trying to retrieve the cigarette, I forgot about the tippage.