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Trapeziosity - A little less than a happy high
Picture me Sunday morning, lounging on the Futon of Infinite Comfort and waiting for Pablo to call so we could move his new furniture. I think I may have been watching The Matrix at that point, or maybe yelling at the telly as Dr. Kennedy attempted to sermonize on how free market capitalism is the only economic system sanctioned by the gospels. I don't remember, and I'm not sure that it matters. What I really want to share is that at some point, I turned my head and felt a slight twang in my neck. The next moment was perfectly still, a temporal phenomenon that gave me just enough time to contemplate how much pain I was about to feel. Before I knew it, I had rolled off the futon and was lying on the floor groaning. When I finally got up, I noticed a trail of drool that I had left in my wake.

So yeah, though there are other identifiable factors, I managed to injure myself on my couch.

I told all of this to my doctor, and she said entirely without irony, "Couches are far more dangerous than you would think."
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sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: May 17th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it wrong that I laughed? *ahem* Poor baby....I hope you feel better. I hear beer is good for that. :)
komos From: komos Date: May 17th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, I'm still laughing myself. The worst part is being grumpy because of the dull ache. Nothing to be done, though.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: May 18th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I am suddenly picturing prowling futons and couches, a la Jurassic Park.
komos From: komos Date: May 18th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beware the wild sleepsofa, for you are tasty and stay crunchy in milk.
why_style From: why_style Date: May 18th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
it sounds like you have a pretty good doctor ;) hope you heal up quick though. if it's any consolation, i seem to incur most of my injuries while sleeping.
komos From: komos Date: May 18th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it took a while before I found her, but she's very good. She even puts up with my bizarre humor and occasional bout with hypochondria.

Do you twitch a lot?
why_style From: why_style Date: May 18th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
not sure if that's a rhetorical question, but according to my girlfriend, i do twitch a lot, at least when i first fall asleep.
komos From: komos Date: May 18th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I once broke a toe while sleeping by kicking over my girlfriend and connecting with a brick wall.
why_style From: why_style Date: May 18th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
ouch! but i guess your girlfriend was probably happy you didn't kick her instead. my injuries usually come in the form of tweaking out my back, stiffness or aches in my neck, unexplained bruises, and the occassional knuckle scratch from whacking the nightstand when i roll over. haven't broken anything in my sleep yet, though i did break my toe while grocery shopping- wearing sandals and jammed my foot under the wheel of the cart real good when coming to a quick stop. it's that kind of grace that probably explains why no one ever lets me drive their car.
komos From: komos Date: May 18th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you sure that you're not being abducted by aliens?

Just a thought...
From: corvus_coronis Date: May 18th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard tables can lash out at you with their edges
komos From: komos Date: May 18th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Ottoman is the most dangerous of all, what with its elite corps of Janissaries...
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