Sunday, August 28, 2005

CAN YOU SAY 'KLUTZ'?

First of all, let me just say that its not as bad as it may look.  I took a little spill and fell face first.   I was so busy trying to protect my camera that I couldn't protect my face.  But don't worry, a cactus plant broke my fall! I had to yank my face loose before I could stand up.  I was covered with hundreds of spines.  (if you look closely at the picture you can see some of the bigger ones).  I even had them in my lip!  Fortunately I had worn my glasses instead of my contacts, and my eyes were protected.  Steve and Gabe pulled out as many of the big spines as they could but we had to call it a day so I could go home and pull the rest out.

On the way down the road we passed some turkeys so I jumped out of the truck and took off after them, still covered with cactus and blood.  I was so busy avoiding more cactus that I didn't see the barbed wire!  I'm thinking I may have to go get a tetnus shot, I can't remember when I last had one and the top of my foot is really aching.

Did you know that if your face is covered with hundreds of cactus spines and the wind blows on them from an open window while the vehicle you are in is going 60 mph, that you can feel each and every spine as it wiggles deeper into your flesh, piercing nerve endings and sending jolts of pain to your brain?  I know that now.

I still have cactus in my face, in my hair and eyebrows.  My foot is throgging.  I am covered with mosquito bites.   But the very worst part is that my 70 mm lens was damaged in the fall and no longer focuses properly... my poor baby!  So now I will take my pin-cushion face to bed and hope for the camera-fairy to come by and fix my lens.  Maybe while she's at it she can drop a little fairy dust on foot, and remove the cactus so my pillow doesn't stick to my face anymore.

27 comments:

cmarlow545 said...

wow you look different.......

from your Corona pic and that one.......

not in a bad way of course!



ouch.. glad your ok... did you get all the pins out?

Later,
Christopher

swmpgrly said...

omg you look like you are on an episode of Law and order...lol
Sorry I shouldnt laugh...but it is kind of funnysince your not hurt. Im glad you were wearing glasses and I hope you get your lens fixed quickly.

demandnlilchit said...

Dorn thanks for the giggles! You are a true photographer........you will sacrifice bodily harm to get that perfect shot! But ersiously girl friend....see the doctor and get that tetnus shot and maybe he can pluck the thorn out too!

mumma4evr said...

you silly thing you!!!  Forget he turkey the next time!!!
Becky

krazykathy23 said...

OMG OUCH! You poor thing! All of that for a picture? You are a dedicated woman! lol
I'm glad your son is home visiting you! He is so handsome!
As for the needles in your face....I have tweezers and vicodin... where should we meet at??? =)

KrazyKathy

heathyrxmarie said...

Ouch! I hope that you are alright hon!  Get yourself to the doc to get that tetnus!  Yuck!
Hugs,
xoxo
Heather

lazarai said...

OMG, Dorn, what WON'T you do for a picture??? You did get the shot you were after, didn't you? If so, what was it of??

Hope you heal quickly!
Carol

cdittric77 said...

Oh dear. Prayers for a speedy recovery - and a new lens! Go get a tetnus shot!!!
Peace and love,
Charley
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mom23nca said...

Self inflicted acupuncture.  I bet your liver and kidney will be fine now.  ; )  Hope you feel better and are able to get all the spines out.

redpoppy007 said...

I am sorry....ouch...poor thing, you deserve a pat on the back for trying to sav e the camera

scotthlori said...

Hehe!  I can so relate...I once loss my balance near my MIL cactus plant.  I knew I was going to fall...backwards...and I didn't want the spines in my butt, so I put my hand out.  MY GOD that hurt!  My husband laughted his butt off while pulling them off.  We still laugh about it!  Gotta watch out for those suckers!!

Lori
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cneinhorn said...

Oh My God!  Jody, that's terrible.  Don't be acting all brave on us...it's not as bad as it looks crap, that looks so painful.  I feel for you.  Good God, I hope you feel better soon.  And your lens!  Oh!  That is so painful too.  Hopefully you can get that fixed.  

 

dquantozer said...

Can you believe it?  I just found this journal thing and the first thing I read is about you!!  I didn't know this place existed but I sure am glad I found it and your entries.  Laughter through the pain,  I can't wait to read more.  Sounds like you have life by the tail, or vise versa

abell1999 said...

Guess those turkeys made a real turkey out of you. Hope you feel better soon. At least it wasn't a porcupine, right? Ouch. I feel for you about the camera. Mine needs to be repaired and I'm relying on single use cameras till then. Yuck!

Julie

princesssaurora said...

Oh my!  I am so sorry that you fell!  And even sorrier about your camera because I know your face will heal!  I hope you can fix your lens!!!

Be well,
Dawn
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purplectigger said...

OM maybe you need to sit in a padded room for awhile till you get healed up. Take care of yourself
Hugs, R.C.

thelovetrain said...


Dornipoo-thornipoo, hasn't anyone ever shown you how to apply lipstick? It goes on your 'lips', not your forehead, dear.

You look mahvahlous dahling, despite your fall. I'm so glad that you had eye-protection on.

~Brian @---->---

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sdoscher458 said...

Oh good lord....be careful girl! If you have small needles still stuck in sometimes you can get them out with duct tape...the tension of the tape pulls them out pretty painlessly, instead of digging them out. ( I had a plant store and used to get a lot in my hands) Oh, man I can feel your pain....Sandi

krazishyone said...

OUCH!!!!!!!!!  You poor hun...you can always tell a mom, when nothing hurts and everything is ok.....and you protect everything but YOURSELF!!!  Hope you start to feel better...and your camera fairy comes quickly..Enjoy your time you have w/ Gabe and NO MORE falls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

schnozbeary said...

Oh Dorn!!!! Okay, you are now crossing that line... the one from Avid photographer to Rabid Photographer????? Hope you're doing better now!! Penny

astaryth said...

OUCH! Poor Dorn! About the Tetnus shot though.... if you think the boo-boos hurt, wait till you get the Tetnus shot. I got a bad scratch and some lacerations and they decided I needed a Tetnus shot (cause I couldn't remember when my last one was). The lacerations and cuts never even swelled, but I couldn't lift my arm for days from the stupid tetnus shot!

Oh, and by the way, those Turkeys look guilty! <g>
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gdireneoe said...

Oh Dorn...so sorry...tryin' not to giggle though...only you...sorry. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

missvincci said...

Ahhh..dorn that is awful! I can't believe you took a pic and you're semi smiling! I guess it's the brave gal in you!

Vincci

rjet33 said...

Ooooh, Dorn.  You poor thing!  Especially the cactus to the face.  Ooouucchhh!!!  It is a nice photo of you, otherwise!

Hope you get all the spines out soon.  Be more careful from now on!!!!  Keep taking those beautiful pics.

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gotomaria said...

Yikes, I thought things like that only happened to me!  I still have my 35 MM camera but every lense is somewhat damaged due to my dropping them unexpectedly due to stumbling or hurrying to get a shot.   You are still smiling...amazing....well good luck!  The pictures you took on your other journal were wonderful! Sounds so painful...you know what they say...what doesn't kill us makes us stronger....:)  Please take care and get well soon!

awen1122 said...

Oh my Dorn, thats horrible!  I hope you are feeling better now!!!!

mzgoochi said...

Gosh Dorn, please be more careful!

hugs

Lahoma