Gut Rumbles

August 29, 2005

not much blogging today

The morning got off to a bad start.

I woke up at 7:30 AM because I needed to go take a whizz. I sat up on the edge of my bed, took one step and pitched face-first onto the floor. My left knee and left ankle just gave way. It was as if they weren't even THERE anymore. I almost knocked myself out with that pratfall.

Got-dam! I didn't expect that to happen and that's why I fell so hard. I know that both of my knees are fucked up from playing football and I know that I tore up my left foot and ankle when that dumbass dog Oddball tripped me in my hallway one day.

But I don't usually have that kind of trouble.

I hurt bad after that fall. I didn't make it to Circuit City today. I was lucky to crawl to the bathroom before I pissed all over myself. I spent most of the day on my couch, dazed and confused. I thought I might have a concussion (I plowed my head into the floor really good) or maybe a cracked rib or two.

I think I'm okay now.

Fuck me anyway. I once climbed mountains and now I can't get out of my goddam bed in the morning.


I hear ya. I mentioned when I tottered and smashed the glass out of my gun case door, a while back. Fucking arthritis.

Just gotta come up with a new way of movin, that don't include scampering.

Best to plan out a trip, as well, even to the bathroom.

I am pretty sure I have reasons to live.

Pretty sure...

Posted by: Bane on August 30, 2005 12:32 AM

Dude, I hear yas, this dam hurricane messed me up, I stupidly left my cane in the car and the crutches were in the closet, I actualy did have to crawl to the water closet this morning

Posted by: Brian on August 30, 2005 12:35 AM

Damn...I almost called and checked on you today...then said...Nah, he's going to town....offer for that ride to the doc still stands...always...won't mention it again (until I call and check on ya again...LOL) Persistent bitch, I know...but I worry about ya....I kinda like having your ornery self, go ahead, blast me...I said something nice about ya!

Posted by: Kellie on August 30, 2005 12:58 AM

I so hear you, I used to do the 50 yard dash, I am doing good now to get up and hit the pisser. Seizures will knock you into another world. Murry

Posted by: Murry on August 30, 2005 01:28 AM

This crap I am going thru is obviously a damn epidemic.

Posted by: TomR on August 30, 2005 02:52 AM

This crap I am going thru is obviously a damn epidemic. Rough when ya live alone. Figure someone will find my bones a week or 3 after I croak.

Would like to kill a bunch of muslims and a few looters first.

Posted by: TomR on August 30, 2005 02:54 AM

I hope you're okay, Rob.

Getting old doesn't look like much fun, thanks for giving me something to look forward to.

Posted by: Alli on August 30, 2005 04:09 AM

Of all themRitus boy Aurhur is the worst of the bunch. Sumbitch has crippled a lot of us. Cost me my hobby and about to force me off a keyboard because my fingers don't work half the time. I'd shoot the sumbitch if I could find him but feed him dope instead on the sligh. Darvocet helps.

Posted by: GUYK on August 30, 2005 08:14 AM

I was a little worried too.

I am so sorry that your morning started like that. My husband had that happen to him in public a couple of times before he sucked it up and got his hips done. It happened once in a parking lot in front of a bunch of people and that was it for him...that Leo pride, you know. So, get thee to a is such today that you don't have to suffer.

Posted by: Kelly on August 30, 2005 08:29 AM

Hey dude, sorry 'bout that!
I messed up my ankle about a week and a half ago when I was out running. Torn ligaments, torn blood vessels and a hairline fracture on my ankle. It has sucked.
The swelling has gone down to where my foot looks almost normal, but I can't put any weight on it.

Posted by: UziQ on August 30, 2005 09:06 AM

You should probably go and get checked out; at the very least they could prescribe you some good drugs for the pain...
Hope you're feeling better...

Posted by: Lisa on August 30, 2005 09:34 AM

What a drag. Getting old. Love the wisdom thing, hate that the physical plant is failing. I think if you look at your eyeballs in the mirror you can tell if you have a concussion. If your pupils are unevenly dilated when the light changes, you probably do. Not that I expect you would do anything about it, but at least you'll know.

Posted by: Libby on August 30, 2005 09:58 AM

daaaamn--are you okay?? sounds like you're an honorary member of my family now--we are famous for our pratfalls. watching that crap on tv is funny, but when it happens in real life, it's no joke. in almsot 30 years, i've sprained each ankle at least 7 times each...that shit hurts man!

Posted by: erica on August 30, 2005 10:07 AM


Sounds like a worse version of a fall I took a couple of years back. I woke up late, jumped up heading to the shower, and I didn't realize my right leg was dead asleep. beyond tingling, just meat hanging there numb. I realized what was happening long enough to pull my arm in & take the landing on my shoulder & hip.

Now imagine 300# falling roughly 6' onto your ceiling in the middle of the night. I lived in an apartment at the time. I distictly remember hearing my down stairs neighbor yell "WTF?" What a rude awakening that had to have been. I was trying to keep from howling laughing so hard, I forgot I should have been hurting.


Hope you're OK Rob. (Well, as close as you normally get anyway.)

Posted by: RickR on August 30, 2005 10:45 AM

RickR, that was absolutely hilarious! I think I had the same thing happen to me, too, but at my age (similar to the site owner), it's hard to remember anything beyond a few minutes ago.

Acidman, hope you're back up and running around again soon...some of us rely on you for a little bit of sanity in this f'd up world.

Posted by: JJW on August 30, 2005 12:39 PM

Invest in a urinal at your bedside, save yourself a trip.

Posted by: Bonita on August 30, 2005 01:00 PM

.. damn, dude...

Posted by: Eric on August 30, 2005 01:27 PM

Phone by the bed--911 in the head..Don't worry about it, I ran hundreds of call just to check someone out. Better safe than sorry. Someone will pay the bill..

Posted by: scrapiron on August 30, 2005 02:05 PM

Since you have retired at the relatively young age of 52, are you rich? I'm dirt poor and am on welfare. I also have 7 kids all by different daddies.
Would you be willing to father me an 8th?
Your profile says your unemployed. Great! Stay at home dad! With money!
E-mail me!!

Posted by: Terry on August 30, 2005 03:40 PM

Bummer man. Hope you are better soon. Did you know your blog was down most of the day? I expect it had something to do with Katrina, but I thought you might wanna know.

Posted by: Florida Bill on August 30, 2005 03:58 PM

I didn't write all that, only the first sentence.
Your profile says unemployed but I read in one of your posts that your retired, just curious.
I am a guy by the way.

Posted by: Terry on August 30, 2005 04:01 PM

Damn. I hope you are feeling a bit better now.


Posted by: blondage on August 30, 2005 05:05 PM

I was wondering why you hadn't posted; thought maybe the storm was affecting your area.

I had the fallen-asleep foot thing happen to me once also. Because of a back injury, I've got nerve damage to my lower leg and foot and it's numb anyway, but this time it was really bad. I got out of bed and somehow didn't plant my right foot correctly and when I stood up, my foot completely rolled in on me, so that my ankle was flat against the floor. I heard the snap when the bone on the outside of my foot broke.

Luckily, since it's always numb, it didn't hurt....but it sure swelled up and turned some interesting colors.

Be careful with that 'bounding out of bed in the morning' stuff!

Posted by: Trish on August 30, 2005 05:06 PM
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