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I hope I didn't break anything! - Elf M. Sternberg
I hope I didn't break anything!
After a morning of housework, during which the girls actually folded and put away their own clothes, we went roller skating. I did the speed skate, which was a lot more work than it seems. Yamaarashi-chan was tearing up the floor, but Kouryou-chan was terrified for the first half hour. Later, however, she did much better and was out on the floor, grinning as she went around and around. Slowly, but she went.

I, on the other hand, was trying to figure out how to skate backwards. The transition from forward to backward still has me puzzled. While trying it, my feet shot out in front of me and I went down, halting my fall by the palm badly. The shock went into my wrist and up my shoulder. I spent the next ten minutes massaging my upper bicep and shoulder, trying to recover.

Later, after we had dropped Yamaarashi-chan off at her mother's house-- and gotten a gawk at her mother's girlfriend's brand new nifty truck-- we went home, had a quiet dinner of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, played video games and went to bed. And then I noticed that I couldn't lie on my right side. There's a deep, painful bruise on the pelvis there, with no external visible bruising accompanying it. It hurt when I pressed against it-- a lot.

I hope I didn't break anything. I know it's possible to fracture the pelvis and remaining standing for days or even weeks-- that happened to a friend of mine back in college, and he was is far worse physical shape then than I am now. It doesn't seem to interfere with any activity so far-- not walking, at least. It aches very dully this morning.

Current Mood: uncomfortable uncomfortable
Current Music: Steve Reich, Piano Phase

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pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: June 13th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Saturday I took a flying leap off a motorcycle onto asphalt. My right hip, thigh, and knee offer sympathy.

I wish they made roller skates or ice skates that fit me properly. I miss skating.
jacylane From: jacylane Date: June 13th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not that you asked for it...

Is it the mechanics of transitioning from forward to backward skating that have you puzzled?

I spin to the left...so I pull my right heel to my left heel, making an arc/half circle.

I turn as far as I need to go, then start waving (?) zig-zagging (?) my right foot to propel myself backward.

I write this as though I still do this present day...I don't. Not out on a rink often, but when I am I can still accomplish this. *grin*

Just randomness on my part!
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