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The Damage
Every time I play basketball these days, I seem to end up bruised. The last time I was in the Friday game frequented by folks in the English Department, I collided with someone setting a screen and popped something in the hollow right above my hip bone. My entire side morphed into an Expressionist sunset that has only recently faded from view. Today a player who prefers to set picks headfirst ran right into my left cheek. My immediate response was to walk off the court and kick an idle basketball very hard. Then I regrouped and continued playing, but with a strange buzzing in my left ear. I guess that's why they call it getting your bell rung. This time I may not show the trauma on the surface, since it wasn't a spot that bruises easily. But if you see me looking like a defeated pugilist in the days ahead, you'll know why.

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siyeh From: siyeh Date: April 6th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I am always hurt after soccer these days. And after I swim. Which is every day. SO I guess I'm basically always sore.
mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: April 6th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Just a friendly word of advise from a guy who's not a doctor but sometimes plays one on TV. Keep a close eye on yourself and look for signs of concussion. From a semantic point of view, you took one. From a medical point of view, though not in the typical place of impact, it's close enough that it should be ruled out.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 7th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
My pupils looked fine, thankfully. But my head does hurt. Maybe I'll go to Urgent Care tomorrow if it's still aching.
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: April 7th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"an Expressionist sunset"

that description is excellent. the injury, however, i'm sure was far from it. ouch!
jstgerma From: jstgerma Date: April 7th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This post cracked me up, if only because I've been in your sneakers. The man is a menace!

BTW, that was me with the anonymous comment the other day about seeing P-Funk in Memphis. I just realized I forgot to log in.
pissang From: pissang Date: April 7th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Was it the ASS ASSASSIN?
schencka From: schencka Date: April 8th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I have a b-ball entry also. An occurrence at the Student Recreation Center.
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