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 So, roller derby, right?

Saturday we played the Killamazoo Derby Darlins (Kalamazoo, MI).  It was our last bout of the season.  It was an awesomely close, exciting game.  Just after the second half started, I took a serious (and rather clumsy) hit from one of their girls and faceplanted HARD.  I can normally pop right up after falling, but I just couldn't move.  The paramedics came over and rolled me onto my back.  They asked if I knew where I was, what my name was, et cetera and I got all of that right.  Then there was some concern over the fact that my arms and legs weren't moving.  They asked me to make a fist.  No dice.  They asked me to wiggle my toes.  Nope, sorry.  A few more failed attempts at that and they backboarded me and put me on a stretcher.  I regained enough hand function to give the crowd a thumbs-up as they rolled me out so my teammates knew I wasn't dead.   I went for a ride in the ambulance and at some point during it, began to recover nerve function and realized just how much pain I was in. 

The doctors were a little shocked, but CAT scans and an X-Rays showed that nothing was broken and I didn't have a concussion.  Inventory:  
  • bloody lip
  • bloody nose
  • sore upper jaw
  • bruised forehead
  • one hell of a headache
  • a couple cuts and bruises on my face
  • sprains from finger to wrist
Todd got a text from one of my teammates letting me know that the opposing team had voted me MVP.  I cried.
I'm doing shockingly well.  I'm mostly just REALLY tired.  I was in bed for a few days, and managed to make it back to work for a half day today.  I haven't needed any pain meds.  I have a prescription for muscle relaxers that I got filled in case things went bad, but I really haven't needed them.  It hurts to lean too far forward or lift anything and I'm a little ditzy, but I'm getting better every day.

We're conveniently on season break now, so I have time to rest  before things start back up.

 . . . and here's a bonus picture of me giving Todd the finger in the hospital because I'm classy like that:


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Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Stephanie and I watched all of that shit happen and didn't know what to do. I'm glad you're ok, and happy you got MVP :)
Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm fine. I have a bruise on the bridge of my nose that looks like a patch of freckles and I can squeeze dried blood out of my pores. It's kinda awesome.
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay. I wish you a speedy recovery. And whatever, "the finger" is a classic. Stay classy.
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
what an awesome picture!

and well if you are stuck getting injured - at least it was good timing!
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