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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Football Injury

I went to Rugby Park on Monday and saw Killie notch up their first victory in what seems like forever. Midway through the second half, there was a particularly exciting patch which ended in a brilliant shot on goal, which was so certain I leapt up from my seat only to slip and fall awkwardly and painfully. My right leg banged against the bracket holding the seat in front of me and was really sore. The lighting wasn't strong enough to have a decent look at it, but it felt wet, so I reckoned I had grazed it. Of course the sure fire goal was kept out somehow, but 3 -1 was a decent result for a change. On getting home, thewife had a close look at what turned out to be a particularly nasty gash. She reckoned it would probably need stitches and phoned the local on-call service that has a clinic, but it was really busy and would probably take hours. Likewise the local A & E Dept.

We didn't have that kind of time as we were going to Lady El's for dinner. It's a year since Manuel died and we were going to have a quiet night in with some music and food and a bucketful of drink to mark the occasion. So we cleaned and dressed the wound and got the wine together. It was a nice night, nothing solemn or mournful, just some good tunes, chat and hot gossip. I have no firm recollection of the rest of the night given that after we drank 4 bottles of wine we went on to Armagnac and Malt. Not in the same glass obviously. We sort of staggered the short journey home around 5.30 am I believe.

On waking in the early afternoon, thewife has a look at wound and decides that we are going to the A & E. Remarkably quickly dealt with, there was no lengthy wait doc had a look at it, said we should have come yesterday, it would have been easier to pull both edges of the cut togther and paper-stitch and it will also take longer to heal. I was also told to keep off my feet as much as possible which I think I can probably manage. Oh and a tetanus shot to boot.

Football! Its more important than life or death.

posted by timesnewroman at 10:30 AM  


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