Friday, April 27, 2007

Casualty of Wii

Hello all,
Us possums saved up our Christmas, Easter, and allowance money to buy a Wii. Wednesday evening, P-momma was playing with P#2 and threw a few pitches. On the tenth pitch, there was a very loud pop in the room. P-momma has spent the last few days in-and-out of the hospital. The initial diagnosis is a rotator cuff tear and a severed shoulder muscle. Until she's back to snuff, the blog will be a bit boring.
- Possum#1

34 comments:

anonomouse said...

Owch!

I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Aerik said...

Yeah, just, freakin', OW!

brian t said...

Eeeeeee.... I also wish her a full recovery.

Now we just have to wait for someone to comment about the Wiimote as an Instrument o'God, meting out diving punishment for not believing...

Martin Wagner said...

Yowch! Shoulda stuck with Nintendogs.

Linda said...

Yikes! Aw, I hope you heal up soon!

Karen - Jusgottastamp said...

Ooo!!! You self diagnosed correctly, huh?? Yikes! I hope your time on the "road to recovery" is a very short trip! lol!! Rest up & take it easy! :o)

JS said...

Ouch. Sorry to hear that.

- JS

Kazim said...

Oh no! Just when you decided it was safe to play video games! I hope this won't put you off the activity forever.

Oh, and get well soon. We'll all pray for you. ;)

Carlie said...

Ow ow ow. I've heard that's not uncommon with the Wii - there have been a number of injuries, if it makes you feel any better!

No one can say you don't suffer for your children. :)

Steve said...

Sorry to hear that. I hope she's okay, otherwise.

aimee said...

Feel better soon Pmomma : )

Corbie said...

Oh, ow!! I'm sure you're all taking good care of the P-momma. Tell her to take it easy, do what the nice doctor says and get well soon.

Tone said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Mattias said...

Christ! (pun very bloody intended)

Catherine said...

I just found this blog and now it will be taking a break! Thank dog for archives. :) Seriously though, sorry to hear about the injury. Take care.

Milo Johnson said...

Here's to a speedy and pain-free recovery with no complications. A friend of mine recently broke his television playing a Wii game with his kids. His wife started calling him a Wiitard afterwards.

Russ said...

PMomma, Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Possum #1, perhaps in PMomma's infirmed absence, you could post a bit about how you see your Mom's blogging experience: how it has been incorporated into your family life; how friends, neighbors, family, and classmates might view it; what might be some of your favorite comments and why. That sort of stuff is quite interesting from a blog reader's perspective.

Of course, you can write these posts in addition to helping your Mom take care of your siblings, and doing your home work, helping with house work, etc.

Alli said...

Of course this happened because PM doesn't love Jesus enough.

Kidding.

Seriously, get well soon, PM! I'll miss your wit and the stories about your fab kids while you're out.

smellincoffee said...

I wish you a speedy and painless reocvery!

Sean the Blogonaut said...

I wonder how long it will be before Nintendo is required to put a disclaimer on their consol.

"Please consult a doctor before playing" or "Insert game and press start, while waiting for game to load,stretch"

Hope you get better soon

PerpetualBeginner said...

Owee! Rotator cuff injuries suck, and the severed shoulder muscle doesn't sound any better.

Crossing my fingers for a speedy and complication free recovery, P-momma. Feel better!

Maggie Rosethorn said...

My wishes that Pmomma recovers soon. What a painful injury, just something else to exacerbate her health problems. Speedy recovery...

Summer Squirrel said...

Get well soon. We'll all miss you!

Aerik said...

It's ripping apart the shoulders of less-than-middle-aged mothers. How come it hasn't outright killed any of the old people using it yet?

Kathryn said...

OMG!!

((hugs)) - careful ones - to you!!!

Jacob said...

Ow, sorry to hear that.

Nintendo Wii's have caused more injuries than football and terrorists combined.

Hope it all heals up nicely, Pmom.

PS. Milo Johnson: "Wiitard" that's so funny!

Paul said...

[silensanta, NZ]

Hey Possum#1,

please tell her that most of us here are thinking of her, and hope that she recovers soon.

I like Matt's idea but make sure you clear it with your Mom first. It's obvious that she cares about you a lot. Unfortunately it's also evident that there are people who visit this blog that don't exactly have your best interests at heart :)

take care

floridamom said...

Ow. Ow. Ow. Sending PMomma major get well soon wishes.

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Wow, an actual real baseball injury from a video game. Did she get the out?


Sorry to hear in PM and possums #1 and 2. Heal fast.

Chakolate said...

I just saw this today on EurekaAlert, a page that lists all papers from medical journals (along with announcements from various educational institutions' PR departments.) I love the web!

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-04/foas-fwt041907.php

or http://tinyurl.com/32gsah

(quote)
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job

Resistance training, some of it job-specific, was successful in getting 90 percent of workers with severe rotator cuff injuries back to work, the majority (75 percent) at their previous job, after traditional physical therapy had failed to do so. Furthermore, all but one of the 42 employees in the study (98 percent) reported satisfaction with the resistance-training program and its outcome.
(end quote)

alisonM said...

I tried to comment before, but it didn't stick! Hope you're feeling better soon, PMomma!

Berlzebub said...

[sarcastic nastalgia]Now, I'm longing for the good ol' days. When the biggest threat from video games was the danger of them making you think that shooting other people was okay. [/sarcastic nastalgia]

Seriously, I hope P-Momma will have a speedy and uncomplicated recovery. Let her know we're all thinking about her.

-Berlzebub

Rick @ shrimp and grits said...

"Please consult a doctor before playing" or "Insert game and press start, while waiting for game to load,stretch"

You never owned a Nintendo Virtual Boy, did you? From the Virtual Boy's manual:

WARNING: This product MUST NOT be used by children under the age of seven (7) years. Artificial stereo vision displays may not be safe for such children and may cause serious, permanent damage to their vision.

WARNING: Repetitive strain and injury. Some people may experience fatigue or discomfort after playing for a long time. Regardless of how you feel, you should ALWAYS take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour while playing. If your hands or arms become tired or uncomfortable while playing, stop and rest. If you continue to experience soreness or discomfort during or after play, listen to the signals your body is giving you. Stop playing and consult a doctor. Failure to do so could result in long term injury. If your hands, wrists or arms have been injured or strained in other activities, use of your system could aggravate the condition. Before playing consult a doctor.


Except in this case, the kids would be fine - and the warning should be that parents should use caution when playing!

David W. said...

oh no! I hope you heal up nice and quick and get back behind the Wiimote, it's great fun!