Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ms. Torquemada



I had to be hauled off the plane on Friday in a wheelchair.  The cheerful little sadist in the purple leotard who worked me over at physical therapy yesterday morning tells me I have an irritated bursa.

(I have deliberately not Googled for "irritated bursa."  I prefer the mental vision of a furry little Maurice Sendak-like monster rising up out of a bog and yawping at me).

Himself is peeved.  We are going to be in Pennsylvania in August for Air Force Nephew #2's wedding (he's going to be there for the wedding, I'm going to be there for Gettysburg) and he's afraid I won't be able to maintain the regulation 30-inch stride while I'm hiking around the Poconos after him.

8 comments:

Ladytats said...

love the image of the little furry monster. he he, be careful and heal quickly. obey the physical therapist and you just might be able to live up to himself's ideal. or maybe he can settle for your stride, seems to me he has knee issues.

GDad said...

I was reading this when someone walked by. For just a second, I thought it said "irritated burqa."

Sam said...

As long as the furry monster does not Stomp her terrbile feet and gnash her terrible teeth as the P.T., Spousal Unit should be accomindating on the steride. Say perhaps 27" instead?

Joyce said...

A friend of mine always refers to physical therapists as physical terrorists. Hope you feel better soon.

Shay said...

A burqa would certainly irritate me.

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Uh, what happened to "no man left behind"?! Take comfort-my hubby wanted to know if he could drop me off at the surgical site, run errands around town while they took out my gall bladder and come back and pick me up?!! Sooo looking forward to my up-coming hysterectomy with him as my primary care giver yet again...! (Did you note the sarcasm?)
Hope you feel better soon! Blessings, Sharon

Marie said...

Hello from Lincolnshire, the Fenland country of the UK. No-one commented on the Monty Python sketch, so I must! It's one of my favourite ongoing jokes of theirs. Even to this day I ALWAYS respond with that catchline if anyone says 'I was just....I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition' - perhaps it's not an expression much used nowadays, a great loss to the English Language I reckon.

Shay said...

In my family we wait for odd moments to scream "It's an EX-PARROT" at each other.