A dreary, drizzly day in chicago, two kegs, a bbq in the courtyard of my building. I had partaken of two pints of beer…TOPS.
Then, while discussing the finer points of theatre and a John Fowles novel with Magdalene and my good friend Jamie.
Ahhh…weren’t we droll, with our cocktails and our intelligent conversation. And then, my kneecap dislocated in front of a good two dozen friends and strangers. BAM
DOWN GOES FRASIER…I hit the muddy yard like a sack of chicken parts and gingerly put myself back together, feeling the kneecap pop back into place.
HAHAHA…nothing to see here folks…just your hostess, breaking her leg an hour into the party.
Having beer to drink, and wanting to save face, I continued walking on the knee, going up and down stairs, laughing haughtily at what a fool I am…taking compliments as to what a beautiful, strong, courageous woman I am to still host the party and get blasted.
but OH…then I took a vicodin before going to bed…drunk. This resulted in a bout of vomiting that would make the cast of Trainspotting recoil in shame.
Well then…once I noticed that the knee was swollen to almost twice the size of the left knee and that it was unbendable and painful and my sober state, I decided to go to the hospital.
Dislocated kneecap with a sprain thrown in for fun. Full leg immobilizer and crutches.
So…what did do then? In trying to walk down the stairs in the crutches…you guessed it…fell down the stairs and scraped my elbow and twisted my left ankle cut my other knee.
Mr. Jar’s only comment? “You gonna slow down a little?”
Yep. Looks like I’m slowed down a lot.
So…how was your memorial day?