Monday, January 09, 2006


I had a little accident on Monday the 2nd. Sharon and I were about to grill steaks and she needed to put out a large round bale of hay for the horses. I went along to help and managed to fall off the back of the truck and broke my left arm in 4 places. All above the elbow. A trip to the ER, surgery on Tuesday which went well. The block that they used to deaden my shoulder was too strong and paralyzed my diaphram. I almost died. I left the hospital on Thursday. I am still in pain, but the worse thing is I can't play guitar. It is really made me more angry than anything. Sharon has been an angel. She has taken great care of me, and was with me every moment allowed during this ordeal. She feels responsible for what happened, but I have told her that was silly. She ask me to recover at her house, but I thought it would be less worries for me to go home. She has enough to deal with day to day. So here I am, not feeling sorry for myself. Thinking about the unfinished music upstairs loaded on computers. At this point I am thinking of putting it all on the shelf. Once I can play again, I am going to just bang out a dozen tunes that reflect the moment and let it drop.
I like that idea. I am sorry that I have not blogged in some time. It will be hit and miss for awhile.


At 8:26 AM, Blogger Gary said...

I've been worried about you mate, having not seen a post for a while since Christmas. How horrible for you. I understand how that is. I reached my hand for a comb the other week and took almost 1/4 inch off the top of on of my finger tips on Stephani's razor.. All better now. What a pain in the arse, really!

Hang in there (with your good arm)


At 8:35 AM, Blogger Nabonidus said...

OMG! I'm so glad you're ok Joe! I wondered what was going on, I was actually worried it was love trouble!
Since it's not, think about that:
What would you prefer, if life was going to take a crap on you? Love problems or a horribly broken arm? I'd pick the broken arm, mate. Even with the fact that I play guitar! I'd rather break my arm then lose love. I really did think it was relationship troubles ( not ever imagining that you would fall off a truck for God's sakelol)I'm joking around, but it's because I'm glad you are ok and that you and Sharon seem to be solid. :)

At 8:53 AM, Blogger ginab said...

I'm over from Ballerina Gurl's site, and Jeepers Joe OMG you're lucky for a hundred reasons. If you were a cat? I'm sorry Sharon feels bad, but I can identify. It's always the person standing nearby to feel it, to wish it had been them in place of the one they, yep, love.

Who knows what you feel toward your music once you've healed. I know with writing it can take months to have the objective stance required to tighten, to revise, to edit, to see the story. Maybe it's the same with hearing music. I dunno.

Wishing you well,


At 10:13 AM, Blogger PTfan said...

Joseph! Oh! I am so sorry to hear about that. I can't believe they gave you too much of that pain med to almost kill you!!!! Man! I am glad you are ok. Or as ok as you can be. Take care. I'm glad you have Sharon.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Suesjoy said...

Oh Joe I am so sorry to hear that. I have been to hell and back as far as hospitals and doctors are concerned - they took my mom's life (accidently, of course).
It's hit or miss, but thank goodness you are ok. Wow. Lots of fodder for music maybe?
Now you know how Pete felt when he had his mishaps (whammy bar and bicycle accident).
I hope you heal quickly. I'll pray for you.
Take care and think positive thoughts, ok?

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your arm! I can understand your frustration about the guitar. I hope things will heal quickly and that you'll soon be back to normal.

Cheers and take care,

At 7:47 PM, Blogger greekzoe said...

Joe, I am so sorry to hear of your accident. I know it must be very painful. Bless your heart!
Hope your recovery is quick!
Before you know it you will be back to your music.

Take care,


At 6:08 PM, Blogger Marietta said...

Oh my God Joe!!!!!!

And here I was moaning about "not being able to connect"!
I hope you get well real soon, grab that guitar and play again!!!
And I hope the rest of the year treats you much better.

I posted an article on my blog that bashes on bloggers, would you like to have a look and rant about it on my comments section? ;) That is whenever and if you can of course, no pressure. It's always great to read your comments...

Feel great soon!

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Gary said...

Hi Joe, hope you're not in too much pain.

I appreciate the great feedback on the song, definitely inspired. I'm saving up for my tour ;-)

That idea about collaboration over the net sounds interesting. I'm up for it. Did you see Pete has a 4 min clip from the Ronnie Lane special on his website. Wish we could see the whole thing over here in the US.

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Marietta said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog about the animals.

Cheers buddy!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger PTfan said...

Ok, I know this sounds stupid, but I don't know things like this. I just read your comment on Gary's song and you said, "Another song for my IPOD". So, if I got an IPOD, I could put Gary's songs on it and anyof the songs from the IAC like all of Rachel/Pete's and Simons and all the other people that put out great music? IS that what the checkout button is for on the IAC songs? Is that so you can put it on an IPOD? Or for you to be able to burn your own CD? I don't have an IPOD by the way and it's not like I have moeny to go out an buy one, just thinking is all. I though you could only go to NAPSTER or something similar to get tunes for IPODS.
Ok, enough already.
I hope you are heaking quickly!

At 12:41 PM, Blogger JoeBoy said...

I will post an answer on your blog. I am better now. Still can't play guitar though.

At 1:04 AM, Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

I got your email...WOW I am so so sorry about your arm. That sucks! Best of luck in the recovery and we will see you when you are able around our little "family" here!


At 7:29 AM, Blogger Claire Eliza said...

Oh geez Joe, I hope you're feeling better. Sorry to hear that.

- claire -c

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Bri said...

Oh Joe! I just read your blog and saw the photos. I am so grateful you didn't die. My what a month we are all having...



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