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December 25th, 2005


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06:31 pm - Falling down seems to have been worse than I thought. . .
I had three margaritas in an hour today, trying to kill the pain.

It's been a hell of a day since about 12 PM (when I finished but didn't post the previous entry). It seems that the fall I took hit me harder than I thought it would. My shoulder is red and swollen, my neck hurts, and I'm having something I might mistake for signs of a heart attack if I didn't know what they really are (pulled muscle in the chest area).

It got so bad today that I ended up falling asleep again at 1 PM. I just couldn't move anymore. I got up and forced myself to eat, then took a shower. I mean what I say when I use the word "forced". I was starving, but my body didn't want me swallowing.

I'm feeling better, but still not great. I figured that the margaritas weren't helping (and when margaritas can't help, you know you're in trouble), and took some real pain relievers. My shoulder's still mighty sore, but I can breathe and turn my head again.

I took some alcohol to my elbow. I was wrong when I said that the bruise would prove which was worse: there's no bruise, just an ugly abraision on my elbow. It's just coloured like a really, really ugly bruise.

I'm still surprised at how long the pain and swelling held off, and how quickly it all hit me. Of course, I was up a tad late last night, so my body didn't really have time to stiffen up, I suppose.

sleepingwolf, I think we ought to chat, as I have something for you now. . . the fulfillment of a bet. But as I look at what I've got, it seems that it might make a better "presentation" in person than it would a mailing. Are you planning to attend any festivals? I went a bit above and beyond our terms. . . :)
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Current Music: "Margaritaville", -JB
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From:ceolnamara
Date:December 26th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
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If I didn't know you, I'd find it troublesome that you turned to alcohol before tylenol.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 26th, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
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It was, in all honesty, a natural pogression of the day.

But I have the feeling that I may, possibly, be predisposed to addiction.

Good thing that I know a thing or two about it.

Alas, if I tell that to the bottle of margaritas, it will relate a sad story of loss and depression, and point to the fact that it is now half gone and I am the primary cluprit today.

But I have a good lawyer, and might get off with community service.
From:ceolnamara
Date:December 26th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
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We have alcoholism on both sides of my father's family. I've been careful, and seen how easy it is to get addicted to things. Luckily, I've never had a real problem with alcohol.

I expect for you to be ok, and we both know what happens when things don't live up to my expectations ;-) ... In seriousness, though, a margarita sounds pretty good.
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From:duriyah
Date:December 26th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
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You really should see an MD, and probably a chiropractor after the muscle swelling has gone down. Try to get some ice on it if you can. Bags of frozen peas work well. And do try to get to a doctor.

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