Disasters in Dog-Walking

Thursday, February 7, 2008

This attractive bit of bruising belongs to my Smart Man. When he was walking the dog on Saturday, he slipped on the ice and caught himself on his right arm, hyper-extending the elbow and apparently spraining it. The bruise has now spread almost to his wrist and shoulder and is turning the most appalling shade of black. The picture really does not do it justice.

He says it's not too sore, but he's decided not to walk on the south side of the street anymore in the winter, seeing as how the sun never shines on it and all. Bless his heart, while he definitely has my sympathy, I'm still a bit unclear why he was walking over there in the first place. Neither of us ever walks on that side of the street, for this reason.

I think if he can forgive my chronic Mad Cow, then I can help him out while he heals up from the consequence of this little brain vacation. Poor Smart Man.

11 comments:

Michelle K said...

OW OW OW!

I hyperextended my elbow in high school--only I did it because I fell straight armed and landed on my hand, with my brother and his friend landing on my shoulder. (We were playing football, of a sort.)

I didn't have a bruise, but I was in a sling for two weeks.

Hope he feels better soon--and remember to walk on the sunny side of the street!

Nathan said...

Yowch!

If that doesn't do it justice, I don't wanna know.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, the injury was incurred just as you describe - he was catching himself on the concrete as he fell.

And Nathan, you really don't.

Jim Wright said...

Murphey Household:

Smartin Man: "Ugh! Man, this smarts and damn! is that one ugly bruise."

Hotblogger: "Wait, roll up your sleeve and stay right there. I'll get my camera!"

Smarting Man: "What?"

Hotblogger: (click) "Thanks, Sweetie, now the whole world will share your pain. Oooh! Look look at those colors! This'll be better than a Scalzi Ohio sunset shot!"

Smarting Man: "What?"

Hotbogger: "Don't worry about it, Honey."

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Kidding, I'm kidding. Sympathies to the smart man, that's one nasty bruise. Glad it wasn't worse.

Do they sell ice grippers down there? It's a rubber jobber with small cleats that fits over your shoe or boot and gives you traction on the ice. I use them all of the time here. In Alaska everybody from Wal-Mart to every sporting goods store sells them for $5 or so. Drop me an email if you want me to send your smartman a set.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim said "Smarting Man." Hehe.

Jim, of course I had his permission. He wouldn't be my Smarting Man for very long if I was that presumptuous.

Smarting Man, do you want a pair of ice grippers all the way from the backwoods of Alaska?

Cindi in CO said...

Looking at your Smart Man's bruise, I have to ask: Are you sure he wasn't actually BORN into our family?

Because, damn.

Janiece Murphy said...

Cindi, he's usually not that clumsy, actually. It surprised me.

But yeah, welcome to the family!

Tania said...

oweee oweee oweee.

*offers pain meds and sympathy to Smart Man, making sure Janiece is ok with that*

Poor guy. That looks tender and unpleasant.

Janiece Murphy said...

Tania, Janiece is fine with that. Poor Smartin' Man needs some sympathy.

Michelle K said...

Ow again!

He's not in a sling after that?

Ow! Ow! Ow!

He has my sympathy and empathy!

Janiece Murphy said...

No sling. He decided not to go to the doc.