Most probably think I’m going to write something here about Bumper Pool. Indeed, he gets more credit than me. All I had to do was type.
But it was a small challenge after a fall in the press box before the game. I tripped over a wheel on the back of a chair while getting up to go to the radio booth for the pre-game roundtable. I went down and fell into the corner of a hand rail. Ouch.
I narrowly missed landing my face on the hand rail as I fell. In fact, I turned slightly to avoid doing that. The corner of the hand rail struck my arm bone just above my left bicep. It was extremely painful. I sat on the steps for a few minutes trying to figure out exactly where it all hurt the most.
Was it my shoulder, my arm or my collar bone? They all hurt. I finally decided that it was the bone in my upper left arm, just below the shoulder joint.
There was a scramble in the press box among the Aggie administrators to see if I was alright. I told them to let me go do my radio spot and then we’d talk.
When I finished my radio, I got up and turned around and in the back of the booth was a medic named Kayla wanting to check me out. I pulled my shirt up so she could look and it was decided that I had a deep bone bruise and there was nothing bad going on (like internal bleeding). I had full range of motion and power in my hand, all good signs.
They quickly had an ice pack for my arm that I kept on for about 90 minutes, until I began writing at halftime, per the usual. She also gave me some Advil for the trip back to Palestine (where I stayed Friday and Saturday night).
It has turned out exactly like she predicted. It was sore for the drive home, but not terribly bad. I have a nasty bruise there and it’s tender, but no more. I’m down to one Advil twice a day.
Dang, it sucks to be clumsy. Maybe at 66, you just have more of this sort of stuff.
David Bazzel was one who was quick to ask for a doctor to check me out. I owe him a thank you.
He did wonder aloud with a chuckle if I’d be able to fly fish this week. I said, yes, because I cast with my right hand and only use the left for line management. But I’ll say, not sure that’s going to happen. You can fall on slick rocks while fly fishing. I don’t want that right now.