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updated wed 17 oct 07


primalmommy on mon 15 oct 07

ok so i went and screwed myself up good tonight... carrying a board with
pots and supper through our tight packed-with-grad-students, profs, pots
and equipment workspace, i ran shin-level into a low dolly full of
sculptures waiting to be photographed and went ass over applecart. i
came down hard on my left elbow on a big plster sculptural mold; ended
up on my back on the floor clammy and grey with potato soup in my hair,
bloody knees, and bits of pots all around. Profs Lee and Diana swooped
down to help, and Joanne came to the rescue, taking me to the ER for the
several hours of fun that always turns out to be. She even gave me 3
motrin without charging $40 each for them.

x rays said nothing broken in my arm so no cast, but he pointed out that
it didn't mean i didnt mess myself up pretty good -- he predicts the
next few days will be more pain, bruising, swelling, back/neck other
involvement. i drove home one handed tho before it got too bad. jeff
helped me undress and got me supper.

i'm in a sling, iced down and drugged up for the next 4 days or so, and
he said it might hurt like hell for a month or more afterwards.

but it isn't broken. diana had directed me last year after nancy's break
not to ski/skate/otherwise damage my throwing arms but i am forever in a
rush and half distracted and manage to rack myself up semi-annually
regardless. i laid on the little bed in the hospital gown thinking how i
would finish and graduate... have patrick center big cones of clay on
bats for me so i could hump throw left handed? do some intricate
decorative work, somehow, lefty, if i couldn't throw?

anyway i am down to typing lefty so no more long posts for a while... i
need to put some pix on my blog tho... no foggy chinese mountaintops
(great stuff tony) but something to look at anyway.

lefty in ohio

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Barbara Lewis on tue 16 oct 07

Boy, I'm sorry you had such a terrible spill. It sounds painful as hell!
We all play the cards we're dealt and you never know, this might send you in
a new direction with your work that you wouldn't have otherwise explored.
Good luck in your recovery.

At the age of 40 I went back to school to earn a B.A. in ceramics when my
daughter was 6 and my son 4 1/2, driving over 1 1/2 hours each way to
school. When you have a family your time definitely isn't your own, but I
always thought I was setting a good example for my children. I admire your
courage and persistence. Barbara