Twas the Day After Christmas

And I was supremely happy.  After all, I was given $150 worth of gift cards to B&N!

Far less happy, though, is my brother.  He went snowboarding with his friends yesterday and hit an ice patch as he was approaching a jump.  He fell 10 feet and landed on more ice.  Now his sacrum is broken in a few places, and they’re not sure but he may have a hairline fracture on his hip.  There doesn’t appear to be any permanent neurological damage.  It’s hard to tell for certain because he already has some peripheral neuropathy related to his diabetes.  They kept him overnight for observation and pain management, but released him today.  He’s staying with Dad whose apartment is all one level; he won’t have to negotiate stairs.  He’s mightily pissed off, though.  He looks forward to snowboarding season all year, but because this happened at the beginning of it, his season appears to be already over.  I feel horrible for him but grateful at the same time.  It could have been much worse!

Here’s hoping he recovers quickly.

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2 Responses to Twas the Day After Christmas

  1. Leah says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Aravis! $150 to B&N – sounds glorious!!! Do people know you or what? :) Do you already have it earmarked or will you squirrel it away for a bit?

    I’m sorry to hear about your brother though; his injury sounds REALLY painful! I’ll never forget that one of my high school crushes broke his hip snowboarding and was in traction for 6 weeks. I hope he heals quickly…and can find a fun way to bide his time in the meanwhile…

  2. Becky says:

    Nice gift card haul! I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. What a nasty way to start (and end) the snowboard season. I hope that he doesn’t drive anyone crazy while he’s stuck home healing!

    But on the bright side, you get to go book shopping ;-)

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