Friday evening the festivities kicked off - the rehearsal and dinner. This was nice - great location and yummy eats. Afterwards about 50 people headed to the hotel courtyard, bride and parents included for continued socializing. Then...the weekend took a turn. I became the victim of what I have termed a "Run-By Beering. Another wedding guest was tossing her empty beer bottle into the trashcan and missed. It came crashing to the ground and shattered all around the courtyard/pool deck. When all of a sudden we realized, there was a pool of blood around my foot! A shard of glass flew far enough to graze the side o fmy foot. But how bad can it be, right?! My fight or flight instincts kicked in as I made Joette (the bride) go away because she was getting upset by all the blood, I had people get me paper towels (no tissues) and we elevated it to try to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately I was creating a pool under my foot with paper towels on my foot and another guest who happened to be a doctor said the words...you need stitches. People got my things together and carried me to the car and off I went.the cut stitches
Pete and Craig
I chatted with another guy in there that was also the victim of a Run-By Beering - his accident involved a pint glass. There was also a self inflicted accidental gun shot would of which they did not believe and the doctors were filing a report...all kinds of craziness going on! (makes my 4 stitches seem so minor) But of course the doctors, Pete and Craig, loved me! So glad I could make their night. Natalia (another bridesmaid) was kind enough to take pictures of the event...it's like a slideshow "how-to" for stitches. classic.
But I made it down the aisle and even triaed to hobble around the dance floor - which more involved standing in place with my friends dancing around me.
The moral of the story - never ask me to be a bridesmaid. I fractured an elbow after a rehearsal dinner a few years ago (but didn't go to the ER until AFTER I walked down the aisle) and now I ended up with stitches after another rehearsal dinner. I am a maid of honor in october nadhave already warned the bride that I will be going straight to bed after the dinner...but will i roll out of bed and break my nose and end up with two black eyes?!
Now for the really bad news...no swimming or running for 10 days :( WHAT?!?!?! Yes, I let the doctors know this was not an option for me and they beter tell me otherwise but they refused to change their minds on the decision. I can weight train and in a few days try to ride a short ride (yes i tried to tell them i cold do more of this too). Sigh. But - I can propbably still do Charlottesville, and this defintiely will not impact Patriot's!
See you girls soon.