Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Old Breaks

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
This week, I fell while I was running and broke my nose. I know, people don't usually land on their noses.
I got to thinking about the time before when I broke my nose, 24 years ago. Earl and I were dating on and off. I was standing on his front porch talking to someone when Dave called my name. I turned toward Dave and a frisbee cracked me in the middle of the nose. And that broke my nose. No blood. Just snap.
This photo from that first broken nose is very different from this week's break. Earl keeps this picture in a frame. Maybe that's when he fell in love with me.
I did end up having to have surgery to straighten my nose after that. And I was a single woman, driving myself to the doctor, asking friends to pick me up and take me home after procedures and surgery. Dave, the guy who broke my nose, lay on the bed reading a book aloud to me when my eyes watered too much to open them.
When I broke my nose this week, it was very bloody and it helped rule out a medical career for my 16-year-old who came to pick me up and hasn't been able to look at me all week because of the wounds.
I won't run the bloody photo again, but if you want all the details, I blogged about it here.
I think I've done pretty well this week. I went to work that same night after I broke my nose and I've worked the past four days. One more day to teach -- at 9 this morning -- and I'll get a day off tomorrow in return for my fortitude.
Hope everyone else had a calmer week than me.

15 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like you are a quick mender. Still feel so bad about your mishap.

Christine Harding said...

How brave you are to be working as normal! Hope it's better soon. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/DncFP

Kaye said...

Yikes! Even sounds painful. Hope you're feeling better and it heals up quickly.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OMG! Is the universe telling you something? Two nose breaks??

The more recent one sounds really frightening...it's good you had your phone.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Trish said...

Oh how terrible! My sister broke her nose falling off the jungle gym when we were kids - I can't even imagine how painful that must all be *gah*

Arti said...

Oh that you could smile in this photo. I can't imagine breaking my nose twice. Must be terribly painful. Hope you're on the mend. All the best for you and your 16 year-old. ;)

Dizzy C said...

Oh dear, hope you are healed soon.



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Book Savvy Babe said...

oh no! A broken nose can't be fun, hope you heal quickly! Book Savvy Babe

Linda said...

Weren't you cute?!! Hope it's your last broken nose.

Lisa said...

Ouch! No one should have to work that hard when they'e injured. I hope you at least got something good for the pain!

Alyce said...

Nose injuries hurt so very much! I hope it heals quickly (and loved the inclusion of the story of your first broken nose).

Sim said...

Oh Paulita! I missed your Monday post - I just read it and am sitting here crying for you. So sorry for your pain! I'm going to compliment your great storytelling skills - the way you captured your son's reaction and the detail was quite good. My 19 year old would react the same, I'm sure. Also guess what? When I was 20 something I fell flat on my nose jogging on the streets of San Francisco. My nose didn't break but it hurt. This past year I fell as my husband and I were stepping onto the sidewalk to go into a restaurant. I fell FLAT ON MY NOSE and broke it- I can vouch for the profusion of blood. I opted not to get it fixed figuring the dent was liveable vs the surgery. Congrats on how you have been a total trooper this week. You're my nasal hero.

Irene said...

Oh my goodness, I hope you're not in too much pain.

Susan Lindquist said...

Holy smokes! I didn't think lightning was supposed to strike twice in the same spot! I sure hope you're feeling better! Ouch!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Ouch! I hope you're feeling better and it just looks worse than it is!

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