Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's all about the Ow.

Flu shot, 24 hours later: Ow.

Hiccups that won't go away (a reaction to anesthetic): Ow.

Hiccups that won't go away (symptom of brain tumor): Ow.

MCL strain: Ow.

Thoraco-lumbar reconstruction to alleviate "flat back" syndrome: Ow.

Urological reconstruction to correct multiple fistulae between bladder and outside world: Ow.

Getting hit by a bus: Ow.

Getting hit by a bus outside a hospital and watching several dozen people pass by without reaction: Ow, ow.

Baby delivered in breezeway between hospitals: Ow.

Landing on head after falling off drydock wall: Ow.

Slamming your head into the sharp corner of a metal cabinet: Oweeee.

Having two tonic-clonic seizures that land you, intubated, in the MICU: Ow, ow, ow, but not like you'd notice.

115-lb dog stepping on your foot in excitement when you come home at night: Ow, sort of.

Carotid artery dissection: Ow.

And my personal favorite: Laying your bike down on the road to avoid hitting a rabbit: Owie, owie, doh, ow.

1 comment:

Chuck McKay said...

"While walking barefoot I finally found that sewing needle you dropped in the carpet last week." ow.