A Casualty for the Cause

Noses are very important. A nose knows, you know. And a nose by any other name would still be as sniffly. Or something like that.

An extreme closeup of one of my favorite noses.

When a nose gets bumped or hit, it can be very painful. It can bleed, or bruise, or sometimes even break right off! And then that person doesn’t have a nose, and they can never snort again. At least, I think that’s what happens.

A few weeks ago we had an interesting run-in with noses while the hubs and I were asleep. I was sleeping soundly when all of the sudden someone grabbed me, one arm around my waist, the other wrapped around my neck. This person yelled, “Gotcha!” and about scared me to death. Since I was asleep, and under attack, I did the rational thing and swung at them as hard as I possibly could with my elbow. It connected with something hard, and the attacker let go of me.

I was now VERY awake, adrenaline pumping, prepared to defend the apartment against intruders. However, I realized that it was the asleep hubs who had attacked me. When I hit him in the face with my elbow, he let go and sat back. He laughed, “Ha! You missed!” then rolled over and kept on sleeping. He never once woke up.

It took me significantly longer to get my heart to stop racing enough that I could go back to sleep.

The next morning the hubs was saying he thought he would have to go to the doctor. When I asked why he explained that his nose was killing him, super painful and swollen, all for no apparent reason. In order to avoid unnecessary medical treatment for the hubs, I told him about the escapade the night before, and how I had been forced to defend myself.

Thankfully with some ice and kisses, the hubs’ nose healed up nicely. Although it was sore for a few days, serving as a reminder of what happens when one cannot control their sleep talking!


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