Monday, August 24, 2009

Broken Ribs

Poor Marco, he spent the entire day fretting on the beach while Caitlin and I surfed. He was so scared that something might happen to one of us. He saw the board hit me and knock me into the water.

He tried to get to me but I was too far out. Marc can’t swim and it was almost a double catastrophe because he got hit by a wave. Thankfully, he was pushed toward the shore and was able to regain his footing before the next big wave hit. I was tumbled around before I could get my bearings. I think that was when I cut my nose. At first, I felt fine and I kept on surfing. As the tide receded, the waves were not as well formed, and it became difficult to get a good ride so Cait and I headed in.

I hurt like hell and my ribs were turning lovely colours – red, purple, blue, and yellow – I became the rainbow flag. Talk about showing off my sexual identity! We went out to dinner and, by the time we were through, I was having trouble breathing. A quick call to da and mum had me in the car on the way to the hospital.

My da was already gone when I got back from surfing. I wish he had been there. He could have been with me in the hospital and probably gotten me through faster. They gave me an MRI and said I had broken ribs but no internal damage. The cut on my nose was superficial and did not need stitches.

So, here I sit, the waves are not as dramatic as they were yesterday, but still very surfable. But not by me. Cait took the day off and we sat on the deck and talked. I was supposed to drive back to the city but there is no way I could take a long car ride, even if Marc drove. And there is no way my poor tranny could take it if Marc drove…

Marc called his grandfather and it looks like we are both staying on for a few more days. YAY. If I’m not better in a few days, Marc will fly back without me. If I can’t drive by Labor Day, I will fly back to the city in time for school.

Would I have given up the surfing knowing that the little kid was going to aim his board at me and smack right into my ribs? No. It was one of the best days of surfing this summer.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you got hurt. Let us know how you are doing.

Ciaran said...

Thanks, feeling ok. Good drugs are helping. Will let you know. Feel free to email me.

Anonymous said...

Thought you cut your hair?

Ciaran said...

Pic was from June. Mum just sent it to me.

Anonymous said...

How are you feeling?