Who Breaks Their Nose Playing Tennis?

Me. That’s who.

Running cross court to return a ball with my back hand, I slipped on some pine needles, and landed face first. No, I didn’t put my hands out to break the fall (I was apparently still holding on to that damn racket, hoping to get that damn ball!) and took 100% of the impact on my nose and forehead. Blood everywhere, excruciating pain, nausea.

My tennis partners were really good in a crisis. I quickly had cold water and paper towels, and decided not to call 911, but be driven home instead. Thank you, Lois Alter Mark! You know your tennis partner is a blogger, when she’s racking her brain to come up with the good news part of the situation, and says “At least there’s a blog post in this!”

Within a few days, I had two black eyes that covered most of my face, and a goose-egg bump in my forehead. And then I saw this mirror compact on my desk.

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Props to The Mrs. band, who played at BlogHer14, for their well-intended message of self-esteem and a good laugh!
#imenough #blogher14


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  2. Cindy Adler says

    Tennis is a contact sport! I separated my shoulder and I’ve seen ladies break an ankle and sprain a wrist all in the name of “Getting that ___ ball”. Glad to hear you are on the mend.

  3. says

    I am so sorry, Barbara! Thank goodness you won’t need it for walking, typing or writing! Seriously, be careful out there, you might have damaged the net and they are expensive.

    Okay, I’ll stop. Did anyone get any 8 x 10 glossies?

    Jackie <3

  4. says

    Hate to sound like a nagging hen but I hope that round of doctor’s appointments includes a neurological work up…. Protect that precious brain Barbara!

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