When it rains…

I have a story to tell. It’s a story about inner voices, parenting, perceptions, professionalism, growth, and aging.

Unfortunately, I currently have only one hand to type with, and that is slow-going. So, the story-telling is going to have to wait a bit. Here’s the short version: I fell while learning a routine for an ice-skating show I had mixed feelings about participating in. I went to urgent care because I hit my head (hard), but it was my arm/wrist that was more seriously hurt. It’s in a splint, but will likely get a cast next week. A bone-density scan is in my future. A nurse-practitioner was a jerk and triggered old things. Many thoughts and realizations followed. I’m OK. Planning to get back on my skates as soon as I can because I want to and I get to and F*** that guy who was a jerk.

Take care out there.

10 thoughts on “When it rains…

  1. Marian says:

    Oh no! What a rotten thing to have happened, Rita.
    Wishing you a full recovery. (I’d say speedy, but bones take their time, unfortunately.)
    xo Marian

  2. Kari says:

    The way I ran to the comments to write NOOOOO. I am so sorry.
    Fucking nurse practitioner. I hate mean health care workers. Sending you love. I wish I could bring soup.

    • Rita says:

      A good measure of a friend is whether or not they’ll be mad at the people you’re mad at, even before they know the whole story. 🙂 Thank you! I wish you could bring soup, too–because it’s going to be hard to cook for awhile!

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Oh no! I’m sorry about all of this, falling, the mean nurse practitioner, the possibility of a cast in your future. Take care and try to not mutter too much about what happened, just some muttering for your mental health.

  4. Kate says:

    You aren’t at all wrong about the pouring! I’ve given up trying to stay dry and am instead just dancing in it while crying but who can tell in the rain?!?

    I hope you are well healed and skating again soon because yes to “I want to and I get to and F*** that guy” (with a capital F). But also (and I know you know this but I’m a bossy big sister even to people who are wiser than me) take good care, let yourself heal, and come back to it with a sense of humor and patience. I’m just starting to get back to moderate activity after a six week minor surgery and it’s amazing how much umphf I’ve lost.

    You didn’t say, but I’m assuming the head is okay even if the hand/wrist are less so!!

    • Rita says:

      Oh, Kate! I’ve been wondering how you’re doing! I wish I could send you a big old magic umbrella that all the rain could roll off of. I am taking your advice (mostly) and playing the long game. This whole thing helps me know that skating is a thing I really want to do! I skate with ladies in their 70’s and 80’s; I want to be like them. So, yeah: No skating for a bit so it can all heal up. Head is OK. Hard as ever. 😉 You take care of yourself, too.

      • Kate says:

        Thanks, Rita!! I’m doing okay. Or at least I’m okay not doing okay and that’s kind of the same thing. But I love the idea of a magic umbrella and am taking it with me.

        Glad to hear that your head is okay and that this setback has only solidified your love for skating!! My heart is happy that you’ve found (rekindled) something you love to do that much!!

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