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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
Wild ride includes broken bones, bruises and scars
didn’t set out in life to
represent a quote attributed
to gonzo journalist Hunter
“Life should not be a jour-
ney to the grave with the in-
tention of arriving safely in a
pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside
in a cloud of smoke, thorough-
ly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming “Wow!
What a Ride!”
I dispute people’s sugges-
tions that I’m accident-prone.
However, I’ve had my share of
weird medical mishaps.
My husband, John, is
amused with how I cracked a
bone in my wrist. After show-
ering, I hadn’t put in my con-
tacts yet. Freaking out thinking
a spider was crawling up my
arm, I swung around and hit
my wrist on the door jam. The
suspect spider was actually
loose strings from my towel.
The second time I broke my
nose — the irst time I took a
line drive in the face while
playing softball — was just a
During a trip with
friends, we stopped at
John took me to the
a Goodwill in Portland.
emergency room. I end-
While trying to remove
ed up getting stitches.
something from an up-
However, that wasn’t
per shelf, a large wood-
the end of the saga. It got
en item came crashing
infected, requiring two
down, striking the bridge Tammy
courses of antibiotics,
Malgesini an antibiotic ointment
of my nose.
My friends were INSIDE
and a steroid cream.
elsewhere in the store
Speaking of infec-
when they heard some-
tion, one time my thumb
one asking for help for a wom- swelled up so big I thought it
an that was bleeding. Curious was going to pop. Flying home
about the commotion, they from Florida, it was red, throb-
showed up to ind me looking bing and inlamed.
Literally sticking out like
a sore thumb, I went to the
doctor. The diagnosis: celluli-
tis. Evidently bacteria entered
through my cracked cuticles.
Swollen all the way to my
wrist joint, I went back to the
doctor. I could hear the nurse
talking to him through door.
When he said the antibiotics
needed time to take effect, the
nurse replied, “No, you have
to see this, it’s A LOT bigger.”
Luckily it responded to addi-
When I broke my femur
sliding into home playing soft-
ball, I had no idea the severity
of the injury. While getting
x-rays, I asked the technician
if I would be staying overnight.
He responded, “Honey, you’re
going to be here awhile.”
Then there was the time I
broke my humerus — only I
Friends have suggested I
need my own personal bubble
— or at the very least, a warn-
Reach Tammy Malgesini at
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Chamber Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 15 at noon
Port of Morrow Riverfront Center
Chamber Annual Report and IP28 Briefi ng
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Umatilla Electric Cooperative
Call The Chamber at 481-3014 no later than
this Friday, June 10 to RSVP for this important event!
Tickets are $12.
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Oxford Suites • Port of Morrow
And thanks to MCURD for helping fund this event!
Presented by the Boardman Chamber of Commerce!
Glow 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m.
Zumba Warm-up provided before event by 1 Hr. Cardio Crush.
$20 in advance with shirt, $10 w/o shirt. $5 more day of event.
$30 family rate without shirts. Shirts are $10.
July 4th Celebration Parade
The Chamber recently presented scholarships to
these graduating Riverside High School seniors
— the amount awarded is in ( ). From left to right:
Stephanie Stokoe ($500), Edith Velasco ($1,000),
Wayne Killion ($1,000), Juana Martinez ($500),
and Gema Juarez ($500).
Monday, July 4 at 11 a.m.
Lineup begins at 10 a.m. on NE Front Street
Prizes for Mayor’s Award, Best of Show, and Most Patriotic!
Tuesday, June 21
1 to 5 p.m.
Port of Morrow
2 Marine Drive
Wednesday, June 22
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1705 East Airport
Road in Hermiston
If you are interested in being a vendor, space is limited,
so the sooner you sign up, the better!
Activities on the 4th
7 to 10 a.m. Scout Breakfast at the Marina Park
11 a.m. Parade
After the parade, horseshoe, soccer, and 3-on-3
basketball tournaments begin!
Workshop sponsors include area Chambers of Commerce
4 p.m. Food, Vendors, Entertainment at the Marina Park
and others, including...
5 p.m. Kids’ Games and Activities
for details and
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