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No Scotch for me!

May 25, 2009 ·

I was due to speak at all three venues for Scotch on the Rocks but unfortunately, I have to stay home. As many of you on Twitter and Facebook already know, my wife slipped and fell on Friday and hurt her ankle very badly. We were in the ER until 4am and x-rays confirmed her ankle was broken. Badly broken! She has a tri-malleolar fracture which essentially means she's snapped off the bottom of both her tibia and her fibula. She'll be going in for surgery as soon as the swelling has gone down enough to operate, hopefully on Thursday. She's going to be off her feet for about a month and I need to stay home and look after her. I'm very bummed about missing Scotch - it was the one conference I wanted to speak at this year (and originally was going to be the only conference I spoke at)! Here's looking forward to Scotch 2010! Andy and Kev should be publishing an updated schedule in the next few days - I know they have backup speakers on the waiting list. In the meantime, here's Jay's x-ray: Click for a bigger image!

Tags: personal · scotch09

16 responses

  • 1 Cyril Hanquez // May 25, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Sorry to hear that Sean! Sure that we will meet another time (maybe at MAX). Take care of your wife.
  • 2 Aaron Greenlee // May 25, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    My best to your wife!
  • 3 Raymond Camden // May 25, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    I hope she heals soon. Please give Jay my best as well.
  • 4 John Whish // May 26, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    Sounds nasty. I hope Jay isn't in too much discomfort and everything goes well on Thursday.

    We'll miss you at Scotch but I think you've got a good excuse!
  • 5 James Marshall // May 26, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Sorry to hear the news Sean. I was looking forward to finally getting to hear you speak. Obviously it's more important you look after the missus :o) Hope she enjoys a speedy recovery!
  • 6 Dale Fraser // May 26, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Thats no good, looks painful. I think she will be needing the scotch more than you.
  • 7 David // May 26, 2009 at 2:40 AM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  • 8 Lola LB // May 26, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    Get better soon!
  • 9 Justin Carter // May 26, 2009 at 6:11 AM

    Ouch, here's hoping her surgery goes well.
  • 10 phill.nacelli // May 26, 2009 at 6:23 AM


    Sorry to hear about Jay, hopefully she'll recover 100% before the CFUnited SciFi BOF! (We are having one right @Ray??)
    Wishing you both all the best and a speedy recovery.
  • 11 Dan G. Switzer, II // May 26, 2009 at 6:37 AM

    Sorry to hear about your wife. Give her my regards.
  • 12 Craig Kaminsky // May 26, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Very sorry to hear about your wife's injury. It truly sucks! I recently suffered a bad break in my wrist. It's nothing like the severity of your wife's break but I wanted to share some good advice I got from my specialist.

    I was advised to take some glucosamine, chondroitin, and calcium to help my body/joint heal. I tried Triflex from GNC -- hey, it's got Flex in the name, how bad could it be :)?!

    It's been really helpful thus far in my recovery (rebuilding cartilage, helping with joint flexibility). I also take a couple of calcium tabs each day for bone stability/strength. I'm not usually one for these things but the body, as I near 40, is so much less cooperative than it was when I was 25 that I figured it couldn't hurt!

    Also, if your wife is on pain killers, acidophilus is VERY good to take. It's a probiotic and helps maintain digestion, since pain killers can really screw up your digestive system.

    Best wishes to you and your wife for a full recovery!!
  • 13 Sean Corfield // May 26, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Thanx everyone!

    @Phill, due to budget constraints, Jay won't be coming to CFUnited this year I'm afraid.

    @Craig, yup, that's all good advice and we're ahead of ya! :) We actually have a cat on glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • 14 Sami Hoda // May 26, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Hope she feels better!
  • 15 Lu // May 29, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Best wishes for your wife's quick recovery, Sean!
  • 16 David Boyer // Jun 3, 2009 at 2:21 AM

    Hope she gets well soon.

    We missed you at SoTR09 London. Mark Drew stepped up and gave your presentation and did a good job, minus the one framework he's not used ;)