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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What would you do if you found you had a fracture in your spine?

I was sort of in a daze the rest of the day, it was a good thing I had sick leave and didn't have to go in to work.

What did I do? In chronological order, I...

  • Called my mom, and a friend

  • Wrote in my blog about it!
    That was when I wrote the entry "Fracture in the Spine?".

  • Showed my sister and brother the x-rays.
    Thought I'd get second (and third) opinions. Fine, that's only because they are doctors! My sister was very curious, held up the x-ray and exclaimed, "oh my god! LOOK!!" and my brother said, "see this... and oh, you have scoliosis!". Eventually, they concluded that the fracture, and even the scoliosis wasn't threatening and there wasn't much that need be done about it.

  • Went back on the ice to work on that double toe!
    No, of course not that very day - I still had a sore throat and wanted to sleep. But I later figured, I wouldn't have done anything different if I hadn't asked about the x-ray results!

  • Resumed dance lessons
    The reasoning is, if I eventually really can't jump, dance would be about the only thing I can do, right? First lesson today, I promptly kicked that extra inch at the back of my freestyle blades in a cross roll, and down I went.

Well, I'm still waiting for the clinic to call me about my appointment with the specialist. If they are as delinquent about this as they were about calling me on the x-ray results, then I will be waiting 'til next year!

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