Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Celestine Prophecy and Cinnamon Rolls:

About 2 weeks ago I was shopping at the Village Market and found Cinammon Roll dough in a can. It's the most yummiest treat ever and we used to bake them all the time in Toronto. I was so excited and bought a can so I could make them for Dayle so she could share the joy.

I sat on the bus to go home and put my shopping bags down ... somehow the Cinammon Rolls rolled out of my bag and down the aisle of the bus ... I got up and looked under everyones seat but I couldn't find them. I was so dispappointed ...

I went home and told Amy who was equally as excited that you can get them in America and was equally as disappointed that I had lost them. So we went back to the supermarket that night to buy some more ..

About a week later Amy was telling our Aussie friend Andrew about Cinammon Rolls ... and he goes "oh yeah I've got a can of those in my cupboard ... and you know it's so weird how i got them.. yeah it was really weird, I was just sitting on the bus one night and they rolled down the aisle and hit my foot" ...

We worked out that my Cinammon Rolls had been on the bus for about 2 hours before they found their new home with Andrew ... how Celestine Prophecy is that!
Not yesterday but the day before Dayle and I went on a Snowboarding break ... she was going pretty good .... we were on our way back to the office when I heard her scream. I turned around and she was still screaming ... I knew that something was really wrong ...

I unstrapped my board and ran up the hill ... I must have looked like a complete psycho cause I was sprinting up the hill with my board hanging behind me screaming at everyone that passed to get ski patrol.

Luckily Woolly the Mammoth the Mammoth Mountain Mascot came by just at that time and was able to radio for help ... well Woolly didn't radio cause Woolly isn't allowed to talk and even in times of crisis it seems that Woolly stays in character - his escort radioed for help.. She told Ski patrol the wrong spot but they found us anyway ..
By this time Dayle had gone into shock and was deep breathing ...

Me, Ski Patrol and 2 safety dudes lifted her onto the stretcher and I new her arm was bad when it flopped at her elbow like a piece of dead meat ... Dayle didn't scream or cry she just did deap breathing ...
The Ski Patrol guy sledded her down in the body bag and I followed on my snowboard .. the ambulance came in a few minutes ... they put her in the ambulance and made me wait outside while they treated her ... I climbed into the front of the ambulance and spied through the peep hole but stopped after a few minutes cause it was way to distressing and I thought I was going to be sick .. they wouldn't give her morpheen because her blood pressure was to low ...

Eventutally we got the hospital and the nurse and I cut off her top ... the bone was almost poking through and her arm was seriously deformed ... I told Dayle not to look and I think I freaked her out .. she would have freaked out more if she had looked ...
But then the stupid surgeon came out and showed her the x-ray of her arm ... I told him to put it away but I think she saw ... luckily the morpheen had kicked in and she didn't freak to much ...

He told us that she had snapped her humerous bone and they would have to fix it by sawing some of it off and replacing it with metal plates .. her whole elbow and upper arm would then be held together with permanent internal metal pins ..

Then she went into surgery and I waited for 3 hours ... it was awfull ... i kept on thinking about those stories you hear about people that wake up during surgery but are paralized and can't say anything ...

3 hours later dayle came out of surgery and she was fine ...

She's got this really cool bionic arm now ... her elbow is basically all metal ... and she's gonna be fine ..

And she didn't ever even cry once ...