Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rachel Berry

I'm a complete Gleek.  Well, really maybe I'm just a Blaine-iac.  No, I love all of Glee.  Two weeks ago the show centered on the lead character, Rachel Berry--played by the beautiful Lea Michelle, contemplating a nose job.  Rachel was obsessed with getting her nose fixed until the New Directions (name of the Glee club) rallied around her to convince her that it's great to be who you are naturally. 

I've never contemplated having a nose job.  I've never really contemplated plastic surgery period.  I'm far from perfect, but as you can probably tell from my blog, I love buying things for my house far more than I would love to buy perfect features.

Then last night that changed.  As I was working out at the gym doing chest flys, I dropped a dumbbell on my face.  It hit my nose and my forehead.  Ouch!  I went to the emergency room (for the first time ever!) and was relieved that I did not have a concussion.

But then the doctor said those words:

"You're nose is broken.  Give it a week or two for the swelling to go away, then you'll probably want to consult a plastic surgeon." 

Of course I made him show me the xrays.  It definitely now has a lump.  It's still swollen enough that you can't really see it yet other than on the xray, though. 

I'm anxious to learn my fate.

The damage could have been far worse.  I was only using a 15-lb weight at the time; I often use much heavier weights.  And, I was using one with rubber end caps as opposed to a solid metal dumbbell.  I'm very relieved that it is no worse than it is. 

It's just funny how quickly things can change...when life throws a dumbbell your way!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. You are lucky. It could have been a lot worse. I hope all turns out well for you.