Chapter 5: The End

Hello summer, and welcome to serenity! –  By the end of June, my mother flew down from our family vacation home in Northern Wisconsin just to drive Officer, Uncle Put, and myself back up. The wheelchair had been returned, I was in two walking casts, and ready to get the hell out-of-town. After firing my […]

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‘BROKEN quotation’ #16

Since breaking both of my ankles, I’ve discovered some hidden abilities I never knew I possessed. During middle school I joined junior varsity basketball…and became the team’s official ‘Benchwarmer’. Yet, in my wheelchair, I’m ‘Most Valuable Player’ & nicknamed ‘Lil Lebron’. Also, I find it ludicrous that I’ve never been proficient at parallel parking, but […]

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Chapter 4: The Besties and the Beasties

Now would be a good time to discuss the effects my “broken” status has had on friends and loved ones. I should first explain a little about myself. I am a friendly, outgoing person, who never knows a stranger’s face. I have countless acquaintances, but allow only a select few close to me. I’m stubborn, […]

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‘BROKEN quotation’ #7

One of my Home Health Aides confided: “I’ve thought about it all night, and I just can’t figure it out; how to you have sex with the pig?” Horrified, I immediately told her, “I do NOT have sex with Officer!” She explained that with Officer being so protective of me, she didn’t know how I could […]

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Chapter 3: Home Health Care

A few day after arriving home from the hospital, my home health aide arrived – laptop in hand.  My mom was still cleaning up Officer’s vomit, which seemed never ending as the discovery of new piles continued. I reclined in bed unable to move. Unfortunately, it wasn’t because Officer was snuggled up alongside me, while […]

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Chapter 2: After the Fall

March 28, 2016 SPLAT! Sprawled out in the “unloading only” lane, I realized I’d fallen, and I can’t get up! There was nothing beneath my feet when I stepped down. I know there had been a yellow painted railing to my left marking the gutter, but I stepped to the right of that. OMG, I’m […]

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Chapter 1: Before the Fall

It all began on my September 2015 39th birthday – OMG, I discovered my first gray hair. By evening, my day hadn’t gotten any better. I told my sister I’d go with her to some meeting at my niece’s high school. What I didn’t know; however, was we’d be learning the new math curriculum they […]

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