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One step forward, two steps back [Apr. 15th, 2003|05:36 pm]
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Last Sunday was the second Sunday our friend George played in the Planescape game. George is a great guy, and i love him dearly, but he tend to get enthusiastic about things. Early in the session he thwacked me on the shoulder - the left shoulder, right on the surgery scar. I gasped and begged him pleasenot to do that again. He apologized, and made it through most of the game. Then once again - thwack. There was a general yell of dismay from the crowd and he shrunk in embarrassment. "Here," he said. "Next time I do that, just smack me like this."

He grabbed my left hand and wrenched my arm backwards to mimic smacking him in the face.

He dropped me. I was rolling on the couch in agony. He was mortified - for some reason thought that contact was the only issue - but the damage was done.

Then I was sick most of a week. And doing massive, panicky projects. And neglecting my exercises.

Today was physical therapy. Not a pretty sight. I definitely lost flexibility and got what can only be described as a "stern peptalk." It's a setback, but I know you can do better. You just need to keep at these exercises!

I know. Now I hurt. Much stretching, much stress. Much boo.

[User Picture]From: fuschia
2003-04-15 02:54 pm (UTC)

gentle hugs

ugh, sorry to hear that this happened!

Get better!

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-04-16 03:12 am (UTC)

Re: gentle hugs

Thanks. I will - it just slows things down a bit.
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[User Picture]From: ladycathead
2003-04-15 03:15 pm (UTC)
Argh. That really stinks...he probably does feel bad but he needs to learn hands off...I'm not familiar with the Planescape game...if it's a table top game maybe you could manage to casually seat yourself so that you are not sitting right next to him. However if it's a roleplaying game where you are up and moving around, I'm not sure how to help you there. It's nice that he feels comfortable around you but he needs to remember you are still healing right now and to be more careful!

I hope you recover real soon! Feel better, hon!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-04-16 03:11 am (UTC)


It's roleplaying, but not much getting up and moving about. We will arrange the seating next time so that I am not next to him, and believe me, there will be nothing casual about it. Back, George!!


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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2003-04-15 04:01 pm (UTC)

Good GOD

Does this guy have a clue?!/

Yeah, sit away from him. And..jeez, maybe a restraining order to boot!


Am sorry hon, get well soon!

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-04-16 03:13 am (UTC)

Re: Good GOD

Thanks, dear. I will be avoiding proximity to George, believe me.

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