I Bruise Easily

As I close the blinds in the kitchen and pull down my pyjama bottoms, I'm sure I see a hopeful glint in Rob's eyes. Just as quickly the glint is extinguished as he looks down at the state of my legs. 'Have you seen the size of this bruise?' I ask. I turn my head and look down at the garish purple monstrosity on the back of my leg. In the middle, a nice gash, which I am now prodding to see if it hurts!...more

Behind My Back

Behind My backNovember 13, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZPain is inevitable. Suffering is optional~Buddha...more

Typing with Thumbs - Maybe Won't Blog for a Bit!

Last night, I was filling the tea kettle that sits on top of the wood-burning stove. Had hot pads, but it was bone dry and steam shot up at me. Emergency room doc said that is hotter than boiling water. So they gave me a shot of pain killer, slathered the blisters with a thick frosting of antibiotics and wrapped me like a mummy.I wont be writing for a while, but I will be reading and sleeping more than I've had a chance to for ages....more

Ouch.

I hurt myself on Friday.  I was a year-round, three sport a year athlete as a youngster and have worked out fairly regularly all of my adulthood.  Amazingly this is my first sports-related injury ever, aside from those blows that landed squarely on the crotch of my ego.  My mother would say my body shook off pain like a dog shakes off water because I am “built like a brick shit house.”  In my life I have leaned more toward injuries related to doing things like driving cars and walking down stairs, activities that I deem very high risk and with good reason.  ...more
OMG. I freak out. I can't be immobile; I go crazy in my head. I usually lay off it as long as ...more

Piri what, piri who??

I hope everyone likes my Jay Z reference......more

(STUDY) Findings on Sport Moms and Sport Daughters

So it didn't surprise us that moms were much more likely to be with kids when they visited the doctor for a youth sports injuries. What did surprise us is how many dads were present as well. Out of 989 office visits, dads were at the appointment 44.7% of the time. However, dads are significantly more likely to be at an appointment if it is their son who is injured, irrespective even of a child's age. ...more

What's worth noting as well that a mom was at the office visit for the sports injury (regardless ...more

A little head bump is OK if he doesn't cry, right?

I shouldn't be glad he hit the baby's head against the stove.Maybe glad isn't the right word. Smug might be more like it....more

Phone Down; Eyes Up: Distracted Driving Statistics Update & Driver Challenge

I feel so bad for that person =(

If people really need to text so bad why not use an app like ...more

I Just Know

My kids are only two and a half, and already I find myself saying "I just know" on a daily basis.  But not to the kids.  To the other adults around me.It's a strange phenomenon, knowing something is going to go wrong, but being unable to specifically pin down what it is.  The babies will be doing something obstensibly harmless.  I have no reason that I can find to forbid them from doing it, but I often try anyway.  I just know.  The other adults around me will argue against my decision, rightfully so.  I can't tell them why I've decided against the...more