Monthly Archives: December 2006

my dumbest injury to date…. by far!

so I’ve been really sick with this flu/cold/sinus/cough/the works type of thing which is totally weird ‘cuase I’m never get sick, must be a bit run down or something I guess. Well, I toughed it out with the hot lemon & kleenex for a week or so and then I just had enough of it and decided to do the “kill or cure” remedy…. Off to the gym, bounces on to the treadmill, crank up the tunes and away we go. Mistake #1 was that I forgot to bring some e-load/gatorade/water…. nada and I’m sweating at about 50% more than usual, my heart rate was about 20 beats/min faster than usual [did I need more of a clue?] Anyway 8 miles later 58:45, I went and did a little core stuff and then headed for the steam bath… mistake #2 !! Sweated about another 10 gallons in half an hour and then headed for the shower. Clue #2, I felt pretty awful, sort of faint and had to sit down for a few minutes to get some sort of balance…… It passed, I got changed and headed home. Ate a little, drank about a litre of water and then off to bed….. A couple of hours later, nature calls and I sort of stumbled to the bathroom, next thing I know I’m being woken up by the dear mrs…. in a pool of blood at the end of the bed. Seems like I passed out and cracked my chin on the way down, not to be put off by a little pain/blood/etc… I decided I should clear up the mess…. and did the vertical to horizontal one more time on th eway, only this time whacking the back of my head on the hardwood floor…… got woken up again by the now distraught mrs….. and I then decided to get the stains out of the carpet [stayed on all fours for safety]….. without much luck! so I went back to bed. Woke up at about 5 am with a soaking pillow and “claret” all over the shop… looked like something from the Texas Chain-saw Massacre….. decided at this point that the injury probably needed a professional once-over and probably a bunch of stitches…. and off to the Jewish general we go …… Well because of the way this happened, these folk weren’t about to let me out with just 4 stitches….. hell no! we got X-Ray, blood samples X 3, 3 different drs…. and some wonderful nursing staff all fussing around me for 6 hours. Results…. all negative just a very bad case of dehydration….. dah!……Anyway I’ll do a happy snappy of my chin when I find the batteries for the kodak

I do these things so you don’t have to!! Always hydrate & never underestimate the common cold……

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