Friday, July 23, 2010


Yesterday we had a team building activity for work at the local Bowling Ally.

It was the Finance Department Bowling & Pizza Social.  It was scheduled from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Now, bowling is not an activity that I should ever participate in.  I had explained to my boss and my co-workers the hazards of me participating and that it would end badly.  I, of course, was pursuaded to participate in the team buidling activity (I was assigned to a team)....

After we were given our shoes we were directed to our assigned lanes.  I couldn't find a ball that had the right size wholes and that wasn't so heavy that my arm would be yanked out of socket...

First frame, second bowl I tripped over my shoes; tried to catch myself and self correct; my left foot hit the greased up lane and I went down...

4 frames later I could not lift the bowling ball and I had a bad headache.

I sat out the rest of the game.  At 4:45 p.m. I walked out of the bowling ally; got in my car; drove across the street to the Urgent Care and requested my normal doctor. 

"I'm sorry, Dr Lundquist is on vacation this week.  He will be back in on Monday."

I signed in and waited for the doctor on call. 

6:30 p.m. I was seen by the doctor...

7:30 p.m. I was dropping off prescriptions at the pharmacy...

8:30 p.m. reclined on the couch with an ice pack on my back.

9:30 p.m. drowsy from taking:
  • Soma
  • Vicodine
  • Naproxine
I am currently at lunch and I wish I had stayed home.

I am supposed to spend the weekend doing nothing.

I have an appointment with my regular doctor on Monday.

Bowling - not a good idea


Anonymous said...

Wowzers. That's awful! I hope you feel better!

I busted up my shoulder with playing too many games and lifting weights. I feel like I need a sling, but Jeremy thinks that's silly... :(

Katscratchme said...

I hope you're having your company pay for all this that you're going through.. you told them that it was a bad idea and you ended up injured... I'd talk to HR if I were you.

Trillium said...

Your father had a bowling alley spill a couple of years back--he pulled some muscles and was black and blue for many weeks thereafter.... I hope you heal quickly!!!

Chris said...

Yes, that does sound like Workers Comp. Hey, aren't you HR for your company?

Ah, the joys of bowling. I remember the first time I went bowling as a teenager as if it was yesterday. The very first time, I got a strike!! Woot!! But, it was beginners luck. I think my total score was 120 or something.

Well, get better. I took our family a few weeks back, and Jacob fell and bruised his wrist really bad.