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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sweat, Blood and a whole heap of tears!!

Last night was just like every other Tuesday night; I left work and headed off to play netball.
We had a really good team and I was looking forward to playing. I really enjoy netball. We play outdoors and I mentioned to one of the girls that I was so glad we were not playing in the wet.

Running a bit late we jogged to the match working up a sweat but we managed to get there on time and start the game.

Ten minutes into the game I was defending our goal (I play GK) the Goal Attack jumped up for a rebound. As she came down, intentionally or unintentionally- I will never know she smashed her elbow into my face.

I am told I fell forward on my knees for a second and then backwards onto my back.

All I remember is her coming down and that pain! One minute I was standing and the next I was lying on my back, I opened my eyes and the whole team were standing above me, someone was holding my hand I could hear them all panicking

“Where is the blood coming from, there is so much blood”

“her eye, look its her eye”

“no her nose”

“Angel can you hear me?”

“Shall we call an ambulance?”

“Where is the first aid kit?”

I was in immense pain I couldn’t see out of one eye I had gone ice cold and I touched my face and there was blood everywhere.

I don’t know what happened but when I saw the blood on my fingertips I started laughing! This shut everyone up quickly. It was bad I don’t know what I was laughing at.

I think this was when they decided I needed to go to hospital. I’m not quite sure what happened after this but I could hear them calling Mr Special and for some reason I kept laughing and demanding that the show must go on, I kept telling them to go and play. They obviously thought I had lost it!

As abruptly as the laughter started it ended and was replaced with lots and lots of tears, I was in so much pain it was unreal, my face had started to swell. Not sure what was more worrying for them, the laughing or the crying. I had a nosebleed and also the ridge of my nose to the left was bleeding as well.

When we got to hospital (in a cab not an ambulance – my request) I found it hard to remember things like my doctors name or my house number so I got seen quickly.

My hands were blue with cold and my blood pressure was so high that they decided I needed a bed and one of those hospital gowns which show your bum. Luckily by this time Mr Special had arrived and helped me get into it. We sent the team members home.

Let me tell you at times like that there is nothing you want more than your loved one by your side. As soon as he walked in I felt good. I love that man!

Anyway back to the story. There is so much waiting around in hospitals that by the time I had my x-ray to check for broken bones I was back to normal and apart from the mass swelling around my nose and not being able to see out of one eye I was ok.

So I’m at home, nothing is broken but I look like a boxer as the bridge of my nose is so swollen and there is a cut on it.

I can’t really see out of my left eye and without tablets I would be in a lot of pain. The Head Injury leaflet they gave me at hospital said no TV or Computers so I’ m going to go and chill.
I’m already bored though

What a night huh?


ANGELINA said...

Woah! I'm so happy you're ok!

Amanda said...

Oh dear! Sending hugs and healing thoughts your way. It sounds like you had a serious knock and will need to take it very easy for a little while. Head injuries are not to messed with at all, please try to get plenty of rest.

the.kisser said...

i'm glad you are okay! ohhh the joys of sports!


CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Hey Angel! You're definitely a trooper. I'm glad there weren't any major problems. Feel better as quickly as possible :-)!

12kyle said...

Glad that you're ok. Gotta admire the "don't quit" attitude

Jay Midnyte said...

Damn thats crazy that you started laughing! Hope everything is good!

ShonaVixen said...

Hey hon glad you're ok!! Get well soon and ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad that nothing is broken. Please take it easy and rest. I wish you a speedy recovery.

E.M.H. said...

I'm glad that you're okay and there were no serious injuries. Hope you get lots of rest and get well soon....i'll keep you in my prayers!!!!

Robyn said...

Gosh Angel...
Hope all will be okay really soon.

E's said...

OUCH! It probably hurt again just writing this...get well.

Angel said...

@ Angelia, yeah I’m ok I’m a solider

@ Amanda, thanks for the hugs, I’m much better

@ the.kisser, tell me about it!!

@ BorednTalkative, thanks hun!

@ ShonaVixen, how are the studies going?

@ Jay, yeah the laughter made them think I had gone mad. Lol

@ CurvyGurl, thanks hun

@12kyle, I think I have always been like this

@ Robyn, you are back!! Loooong time, I better get over to your blog!

@ E.M.H, thank you hun

@ E’s yeah but I feel better I just hope that it all fixes up properly.