About 7 years ago, I broke my left pinky. The story goes like this.
Once upon a time there was a college student who played dizzy izzy with a club she was in. The rules were 5 spins n the bat and then run 50 feet or so (I’m not good at guestimating distances). We all did this without any mishaps and then faculty leader of the club said something along the lines of, “That wasn’t rediculous enough! Do it again with 10 spins!” Hmmm. So ten spins I did and then I did one more on my way down to the grassy field. I hyper extended my pinky, ring finger, and middle finger on the left hand. Because of the way our bdies are designed, my pinky broke in order to prevent my tendon from snapping. Tendons take way longer to heal so I was glad in a weird sort of way that Ibroke my pinky. I also vowed to never play dizzy-izzy again.
Today I have added something to my “never again” list: riding electric bulls. I rode one today and when I fell off, my leg did something a bit unnatural and my toe bent under my weight in such a way thatI broke it. But it is n ordinary break. Noooooo, I have to be unique in all I do. It’s my MO. As you can see in the photo, the tip of the bone near the joint broke off. So whereas many toe breaks are taped together and they heal naturally, I am in a splint and on crutches and have to go see an orthopedic surgeon. The nurse said, “I’ve never seen a break like that.” Do I get points for originality?
I twittered about this as it was happening (i.e., in the exam room) and want to say thanks to Carol for making me laugh out loud in the patient first. When I told her what happened she responded with, “Oh my gosh. That’s EVEN BETTER [than dropping a hammer on it]. If you’re gonna break a bone, then you might as well do it while falling off an electric bull.” I was kinda getting bummed out about the effect this is going to have on life so thanks fo lifting my spirits, Carol.