Friday, October 10, 2014

When You Get What You Asked For ....

from Jacqueline

It is a truth universally acknowledged by people like this ...


That if you indulge in something like this ...


 ... and whilst out on your trusty steed, Oliver, he steps into a massive nest of these ...


 Then this will happen ….



And this ….


 Leading to this …


 But only in your dreams does the ER doc look like Clooney.

Then you go home and languish, and while getting really sick on the pain meds, you start wondering about deadlines and goodness knows what else, and how you’ll manage it all with a collar bone broken in two places, a couple of cracked ribs and a black eye.

Well, as you may have guessed, I am the one wondering about these things, seeing as that little list of injuries belongs to me!  

And let this be a lesson to you – remember that if you say, “I need a break,” expect the Fates to take you at your word.  I’ve been saying that for weeks – forgetting that just over 13 years ago, when a friend asked me about my new job, I told her that I would give my right arm not to be doing it.  The following day I had a very bad riding accident - broke my right arm and crushed my shoulder.  Had to give up that job - mind you, I wrote my first novel during my convalescence.

Now, having listened to this little tale, you know why I didn’t respond to your comments following last week’s post - I was in the emergency room!  My mother reckons I brought this on myself, by writing about healthcare.  Oh well. 

Have a lovely, safe weekend!




18 comments:

  1. Take care! Even after the horse has bolted .... Maybe it really is time for a rest. Deadlines can be changed!

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  2. Heal well!
    Sandy

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  3. Ouch! Hope you feel better soon. Hope your horse is alright after the bee sting. I wondered about the comments last week and now we know why.
    Diana

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  4. Ouch! Hope you feel better soon. Hope your horse is alright after the bee sting. I wondered about the comments last week and now we know why.
    Diana

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  5. Jackie, love the blog, you are so clever, but sorry about what happened. Surprised you are able to write it at all. How is Oliver? Your Mum is right......always! Look on this as a welcome break....oops wrong word. Hugs! rbb

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  6. from jacqueline - thank you all for your good wishes. luckily, oliver was just getting his winter coat, which protected him to a great extent. now all i have to do is heal, though thank heavens i am not the strappy gown type, because my clavicle looks really, really weird. and i have to give thanks that it was not a more serious accident.

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  7. I'm in my car, driving north with chicken soup. Stay tuned. Help is on the way!!!!!

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    1. from jacqueline: my bowl is at the ready! chicken soup has been my standby - apparently, its a good idea to have stock made from bones when you're trying to heal bones! remember to stop on the way for something a bit stronger for imbibing purposes!

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    2. But of course!!!!! I have a wet bar in the trunk of my car for such occasions...

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  8. I feel your pain about meds. Just had cochlear implant surgery and the meds were the toughest part. Hope you're feeling better very soon.

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  9. Heal fast!
    I really liked your post about health care though, so not sure you deserved this for it!

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  10. James O. Born10/10/2014 2:51 PM

    Wow, I'll never whine again.

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  11. So sorry for the wrong kind of break . . . wishing you quick and happy healing. Thinking now of _Your Body Believes Every Word You Say_, which does encourage care in utterances. Excited for _A Dangerous Place_. March seems far away, but it isn't really.

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  12. So sorry for the wrong kind of break . . . wishing you quick and happy healing. Thinking now of _Your Body Believes Every Word You Say_, which does encourage care in utterances. Excited for _A Dangerous Place_. March seems far away, but it isn't really.

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  13. I wish you a speedy recovery!

    And I must also ask -- how's your horse?

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  14. Hope you have an uneventful recovery.

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  15. from Jacqueline: Oliver, my horse, is fine. his winter coat was just coming in, so i think that protected him. i had to walk back to the barn as he galloped al the way home without me, and when i got there he was happily munching hay - he's a Friesian, the equine equivalent of a labrador dog! thank you for all your healing wishes xxx

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  16. Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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