A Little Dose of Life

A married friend of mine recently said to me, “You’re getting married in about three months. Shouldn’t you be more stressed right now?” And I guess the world agreed I wasn’t stressed enough with my wedding, my dissertation, and my second bachelor’s degree. Because today”¦

I broke my wrist.

Mr. Whale is always teasing me about my apparent inability to know how much space I take up, because I’m always running into things. I’m a bit clumsy. And today that culminated in a very epic, very embarrassing spill just outside of my work building.

So hive, a few words of advice”¦ First, those people were serious when they said not to catch yourself with your hands if you fall. And second, you can’t plan for everything. The doctor assures me that my cast will be off in time for the wedding. But you know, anything could happen. Life doesn’t stop for your wedding. You just have to hope that the stars align on your special day and allow it to go on without too many hiccups.

Anyone else get thrown a big curve ball before the actual wedding day?

(P.S. I may be absent for a little while. It’s kind of hard to type with one hand.)


Mrs. Blue Whale

College Park, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Gallery of the Day
The Wedding Shoes: Part One
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    wb3245 4225 posts, Honey bee @ 8:35 am

    oh no! Feel better!

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    new york bride 13 334 posts, Helper bee @ 8:36 am

    Oh no! I’m so sorry! I hope your wrist gets better. Whenever I used to get hurt as a kid, my grandmother would say “Don’t worry, it will get better before your wedding” But I realized, pretty soon, that is going to stop being true!

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:40 am

    Oh no! I’m so sorry! My sister has broken BOTH of her wrists several times now (first time was jumping on the bed as a kid, then I think she broke them twice falling while figure skating practicing jumps). Apparently once you break something once it’s easier to break again so be careful!!!

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 8:50 am

    Yikes! No fun at all, I’m so sorry!

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    eliseemma 429 posts, Helper bee @ 8:52 am

    Oh no! I hope that it heals quickly for you!

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    MrsF13 185 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:02 am

    You poor thing!! Hoping it heals quickly!!

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    WoodenShoes 389 posts, Helper bee @ 9:08 am

    Worst!! I broke BOTH my wrists a couple weeks before my senior prom. One cast was removed before (and downgraded to a brace, which I took off for pictures) and was able to hide the remaining cast for most pictures. Fingers crossed for you!!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 am

    OH MY GOODNESS, I’m so sorry! That’s awful. I hope you heal really quickly so you can have it off. But if not, you can find some super spiffy jewelry to dress up the cast, and it could double as a guest book? silver linings, right? 😉 Good luck!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 10:32 am

    When you get that cast off, use a ton of lotion. When my cast came off for my wrist when I was younger, my arm was so red and splotchy cause it itched so bad.

    I’m sorry! I hope you heal quickly and nicely!

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    mkelove 666 posts, Busy bee @ 10:38 am

    Oh no! At least they are hoping for it to be off before the big day! Rest up!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry, Blue Whale, this is turds! I’m usually the one to find a silver lining but honestly if this happened to me I’d be straight up miserable and stressed to the max. Sending you tons of positive energy vibes.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:50 am

    Oh man, that sucks! I hope it heals quickly!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:11 am

    Oh man, I’m so sorry! I hope it heels quickly and you’re able to get everything done. I so feel you on the wrapping up school, work, and wedding planning thing.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 11:34 am

    Yikes! Get well soon!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:27 pm

    Sending you wrist healing thoughts! Feel better!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I just got my cast on, and I find out in a week whether I need surgery!

    @WoodenShoes: That sounds awful!

    @Blonde17Jess: lol. That’s the funniest idea for a guestbook I’ve ever imagined!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 1:52 pm

    OMG, so sorry this happened to you!! I hope you recover quickly and that this doesn’t set you too far back with all the things you currently have going on :(

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:30 pm

    oh no! wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    Holly, Guest @ 6:43 pm

    I broke my tailbone two months ago. My wedding is in a week. Tailbones take upwards of two months to heel. I feel your pain…perhaps literally. I hope you are better soon!

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    Vitula, Guest @ 6:52 pm

    Oh gosh, how stressful!

    I thought this might cheer you up: my grandmother was in an accident skiing right before her wedding and hurt her back and neck badly, and was actually in a neck brace on her wedding day. They were able to loosen up the high lace neckline on her dress so that it would fit over her neck brace, and so despite everything she had a great wedding day and it’s barely even noticeable in their photos. You’ll be alright too!

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 7:22 pm

    OMG you must be so frustrated!!! Of all the times for this to happen! Take this opportunity to just relax and take it easy before the wedding. I broke my foot and got a a cast (and crutches) the day before we flew to Miami for our engagement photos! The photos came out pretty memorable, but it was still completely unexpected and stressed me out a bit. I hope you have a speedy recovery! =)

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 pm

    @Holly: Wow. That sucks! Hopefully it will be healed enough that you don’t feel any pain at your wedding.

    @Vitula: whaaa. that’s crazy. i can’t believe the dress fit over her brace. but you’re right. i’m sure i’ll enjoy my wedding day no matter what :)

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    futuremrsdino 73 posts, Worker bee @ 2:23 am

    Oh no! Sending healing wishes your way! I’m terrified this will happen to me as I am so clumsy and fall down the stairs all the time!

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    HOGUE 28 posts, Newbee @ 5:31 am

    Hoping it heals quickly!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:29 pm

    Oh sweetie, I am so, so sorry. Feel better, and take care.

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