I Had A Fall.

Today I got to within a few feet of my front door, having accomplished the task of shopping ......then I lost my footing and fell.

It was scary because I live alone and I didn't have my mobile phone on me today  ( lesson in there for me)

I couldn't move and was bleeding from cuts to my hands and arms. After a quick mental check of my body i realized I hadn't broken anything and I managed to get back on my feet and stumble inside to the bathroom to wash away the blood. It was then that the initial shock wore off and the pain kicked in!

My spine ( I have problem with my discs) was so sore I could barely stand let alone walk. I collapsed on my bed and rang my sister ( a nurse) and called for help.    She got my pain meds and loaded me up with plenty. Bless her, she stayed until 4am to make sure I didn't require another trip to the hospital

I am black and blue and swollen around my arms / both legs, my hamstrings have been pulled and my hips feel like they have broken away from my spine ( they haven't...she checked everything)   My head suffered only a slight bump.  

It took 450 mg of Tramadol, and 2000mg of Panadol  with a hot wheat pack to settle me.  But as the pain subsides , the bruising appears and because I suffer spine damage and pain anyway, I am committed to bedrest until I can manage movement without needing pain meds.  Damn !  Just when the weather is so lovely and my garden beckons for attention.

I really must afford a proper pair of shoes for diabetics!   I am losing feeling in my feet and have to rely on  good solid shoes for support and protection.

( I once stood in broken glass and didn't know until I bent down to pick up something from the floor, and noticed all the blood!)

Oh well !  At least I still have my eyesight and my laptop ...... a blessing from the Lord.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

c8lorraine c8lorraine
16 Responses Feb 17, 2010

How r u now hope u are feeling better

Hi unshakable, I'm now over that incident AND I bought a good pair of shoes so as to prevent that happening again. Thank you for your loving concern

I am lost with the right words to sooth your pain.I can only pray.God Have Mercy.

I am lost with the right words to sooth your pain.I can only pray.God Have Mercy.

I'm on the mend, with lots of bruises, but still taking meds for my back. Sleep seems to be the answer at the moment.<br />
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I hope to be back in my garden by the weekend though ... God willing

Oh Lorraine... I'm sorry to hear.. I just read this and feel ashamed I haven't read you lately. I hope your doing better and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

I am so sorry to hear that,<br />
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I wish you a fast recovery<br />
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Are you any better now?

what a terrible experience for you! life is to be endured indeed. im so sorry lorraine. if i knew where yu were i would immediately get u a new pair of those shoes! i admire your good spirit is still with you.

Hey sweetie im sorry to hear this, you are putting a brave face on it an i know its no fun, yr soon be back out in yr garden enjoying the sunshine on yr face :) xx

thank you for your kind words and warm feelings, the bruising is coming out now and I feel sore but meds help and I am sleeping a lot.<br />
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hugssssssssssssssssssss<br />

Thank you everyone for your love / concern and prayers.<br />
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I really learned a very valuable lesson:<br />
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* always carry a mobile phone<br />
* invest in a good support shoe suitable for my condition<br />
* always keep my pain meds and a bottle of water beside my bed<br />
* keep emergency phone numbers in my phone<br />
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Love and hugssssssssssssssssssssss<br />

Get well soon xxx

Oh Lorraine!! I'm so sorry to hear this! Please rest and get well. I'm glad your sister was able to come help you.

get well soon sweetie, and watch out for those steps.

I'm so sorry you fell! I hope you're feeling better soon!!!!!

be carful ok lorraine..many hugs*