Well, apart from the awarding of gold turds (congrats), it sounds like a couple of bad things have happened since yesterday.
Joan. I sincerely hope your man's improving. This must be very worrying.
And LilDomii. I bet that hurts. I imagine the bleeding will have stopped by now but your recovery will no doubt be painful and unpleasant. Having had a recent painful injury myself I totally sympathise. Get well soon.
For those who've never handled one a cricket ball is made of solid wood tightly wrapped in leather. They are quite heavy and very hard indeed. Like being hit by a three inch rock, ouch indeed!
On a lighter note, congratulations on your impending retirement Kari