Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why Am I On The DL Now?

OK, I guess it's time to let you all know why I missed Trivia Night last night and why I'm on "the disabled list" right now.

I had an accident on Saturday night/Sunday morning in my house.

Late on Saturday night I was home watching my nephew for my sister when I became ill. I was violently ill throughout the night, and by 5 AM I had become so dehydrated that I actually fell on some stairs, and I had no idea how I got on them. I cut open my head at the scalp rather badly, and suffered some carpet burns on my face, knees and arms. My sister, who thankfully stayed overnight, called an ambulance, and they were there in just a couple of minutes. I was fully conscious in the ambulance and in the hospital.

I got 10 stitches in the wound on my head, and I was treated for the carpet burns. I had some x-rays taken, and they were all negative. I was kept overnight for observation on Sunday, and I watched the local NFL games all day from my room. (And I raised my fist in the air from my hospital bed when Green Bay missed a winning a field goal that gave the Vikings a win, 28-27.) I was released on Monday afternoon.

I'm doing a lot better now. I'm still a bit sore, and I'm relegated to my house for the forseeable future, and I'm still along way away from being 100%. All of my sisters have been fantastic, as they all came to see me and have been checking on me every day to make sure I'm OK. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, caring family, and I am very lucky. I went through a really scary experience, and it could have been a lot worse.

At the moment, I am still planning on doing Trivia Night next Tuesday. I don't know how much I'll be posting here on the blog over the next week, but I'll try to be here as often as I can.

I also want to say thanks to a few of the Trivia Night regulars, along some other friends who have wished me well. The Trivia Maven will be back, and better than ever!

14 comments:

Christine E. said...

Hey Quinn:

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well...gald to hear you are on the mend--and that someone was there to make sure you got the proper medical attention..:-)

Feel better!

Christine

Peter N said...

Ditto what Christine said. I've learned (the hard way) to be careful on the stairs. You just happened to be unconscious at the time. Ya could have killed yourself. Heal quickly. Pete

Suldog said...

Wow, Q! Sorry to hear about this. I hope you're feeling very much better very much soon :-)

Michael Leggett said...

John?

Be Well and Thanks For The Update:

I Part this sounds like The Passing of a Nasty Virus.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks for all your good wishes, guys. It is very much appreciated, my friends.

Jere said...

That's horrible! Hope you're feeling better now.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks so much, Jere. I'm doing a bit better, and should be back to regular blogging and trivia soon.

Steel36 said...

Let's just say it-We HEART YOU Q!!

You have a good support crew and hope you are steadily improving.

Stairs are bad stuff dear.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, Steel. I HEART all of my family, friends and fans out there...

I'm slowly getting better, Steel...

And I guess I'll never look at Matt Stairs the same again.

Michael Leggett said...

To fight this Illness, 2K Units of Vitamin D and 2 to 4K of Vitamin C+add warm liquids.

Michael Leggett said...

An Idea for Trivia Night:

Clue-You spent your early years watching Baseball There;

Shea Stadium Trivia.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Shea Stadium Trivia? Could have possibilities...

Chris said...

I go away for a week, and this is what I come back to? Yikes!

Good to hear you're doing better. Best of luck with your recovery!

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks for the kind words, Chris...Not yet 100% but almost there. Made a triumphant return to Trivia on Tuesday so I'm on the road back!