Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ANATOMY OF A BOO BOO or THE REAL STORY


It seemed so simple.
Taking the mail and dropping it in the mailbox. We walked around the end of the harbor, a stiff breeze came up and tossed an envelope into the water, It seemed such a simple thing to bend over the rocky ledge and reach for it.Seconds later I found myself tumbling down the barnacle and coral covered rocks and plunged into filthy harbor water over my head...fast forward to ER and the to surgery to repair damaged nerves and re-attach tendons.
After a few nights of lux care at Queens Hospital I'm home and back on the keyboard with my good right hand and trusty TOOLOOSE volunteering to finish my next book for me...He feels the addition of a few alien space monkeys improves any tome.
Stay tuned.
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16 comments:

Sustenance Scout said...

oh no, the full story! So sorry, Pat! Heal well soon. Hugs, K.

Gina Black said...

Oh no! That looks like a MAJOR boo boo. Ouch!

Margaret said...

Holy moly! That injury is not kidding around.

Anonymous said...

CONTERARY TO WUT PEEPUL THINK TOOLOOSE HAD NUTHIN TO DO WITH PAT'S ACCIDENT...WELL EXCEPT FOR THE LITTLE DOLLS WITH PINS IN THEM...

Travis Erwin said...

May you mend fast and true.

Mike French said...

You see this is why life insurance for authors is so high

williebee said...

That gravity thing just sucks.

Mend well, mend fast, milady. Don't turn your back on the cat.

Katie Alender said...

Some people will do anything to get out of a deadline!

Sending you wishes of a swift and comfortable recovery, Pat!

Stephen Parrish said...

Yikes! Get well soon.

Jen P said...

Yikes Pat. Hope you are all mended soon - and thank goodness for good right hand! Hope the left makes a full recovery too. Let Tooloose do the housework.

Bernita said...

Oh, my poor dear...that's terrible! Hope it heals quickly!

Dawn Anon said...

I hope it doesn't feel as painful as it looks!!!!


If toolouse says "i'm your number one fan".... RUN!!!!

Desperate Librarian Peg said...

So sorry Pat. I knew that wall was dangerous...Peg

Jacqui Pirl said...

Oh Pat!
The things you will do to get out of the Hawaii Book and Music Festival!
You were sorely missed!
Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

SEA_HNL_SEA said...

Tricky tradewinds started you down that slippery slope. "Lottery" was a big hit with my book club last month - everyone loved it. Hope that you recover soon, my book club is eager to read your next novel!

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Good grief! Just pulled my head out of the sand to find this! So sorry. Can you get a speech to type program? Meow, meow, space monkeys?