Thursday, January 24, 2008

One Step Forward...

On Monday I had an appointment with the surgeon who repaired my horse-broken nose and reamed out my sinuses 3-1/2 months ago. Until last Thursday, my nose had been hurting so much that I'd been wearing a self-fashioned pad under my eyeglasses. (Ironically, that wasn't necessary before he "fixed" it.) The right side of the bridge was still a little sore to the touch, but bearable. The pain in my horse-smashed upper front teeth, after 3 root canals and another surgery, had pretty much subsided too. I could bite into crunchy things and floss my teeth with barely a twinge.

Then this morning I walked into a glass wall at my osteopath's office. BOOM! I banged my nose, my upper front teeth, my forehead and my left knee. I yelled a Very Bad Word...or maybe two. I cried.

Nothing's broken--in me or the wall--but everything that was feeling OK is sore again, plus my knee. Fortunately I didn't hit my right arm or shoulder, which were already sore enough.

For some time, I've had the sneaking suspicion that I'm the butt of some huge cosmic joke. Now I'm sure of it.

The cosmic punchline, via David Bromberg:
You've got to suffer if you want to sing the blues.

5 comments:

Carleen Brice said...

Oh Bella! Sorry to hear this. We have got to get you some sage and smudge your house! Didn't you eat black-eyed peas on NY Day?? :)

Bella Stander said...

I think it would be more effective to smudge ME with the sage. Missed out on the peas. Will have to make up for it, obviously.

jenny gardiner said...

No freaking way! you have to be making this up!!!
You SO have the makings of a memoir if you do it in a funny way it could work. I mean, seriously, you could title it 'IF ITS NOT ONE THING IT'S ANOTHER" ;-)

Bella Stander said...

Swell idea, only I'd have to relive it all over again in the writing. UGH. Think I'll write escapist fiction instead, in which bad things only happen to other people.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Sounds as if locomotion isn't good for you at all, Bella! You need to be able to beam yourself everywhere ... but then your atoms would probably crash into someone else's along the way.