I'm in Hawaii. Allan and I went up to Waimea today to go the wood artisan show. We were walking up to the front door. Allan says to me "is this a banana tree"? I look to the left, and...that is all I remember except, 'oops, I'm slipping, oh crap, this is not graceful...OMG I'm going down, I'm going to land on my knee." I should be so lucky. I land on my right hip, 'oh god I hope no one is watching this...oh for Christ sake, my shoulder is banging on the ground...oh for the love of god could this get any worse...yup...then I planted my face firmly on the grass'. I rolled on my back laughing so hard I could hardly get up. Allan got me to my feet. Tried to brush all the grass off me. It turns out my shoe and purse were still on the sidewalk. I was on the lawn with my sunglasses. Even now I am laughing so hard I can hardly type. Anyone who reads the blog knows how much I love slapstick.
I think I put my right hand out as my wrist is sore and my shoulder is sore. But aside from that...A.O.K. We drove down the highway for a few minutes and I said 'hey, upside, apparently I'm too young to break a hip'. TA DA!!!
Sunday update: Shoulder totally sore. Took Tylenol.
Tuesday update: All better. If I push on the muscle that tore or whatever...I can feel it, so, I don't do that.
Friday update: Pretty much 100%. My ankle hurts a titch and the shoulder twinges now and then, but better. I'm a tough old bird.
April 10th update: Just like whiplash, sometimes things take a while to take hold. I've been to the chiropractor several times. My back is back to normal. The side of my foot that snapped over the edge of the sidewalk is still very sore and sensitive and my right shoulder...well, it hurts. Sometimes a lot. It feels like it has a really sharp kink, but it won't release and the muscle at the front gets a sharp pain when I move my arm backwards. I keep forgetting about it and hurting myself. But then...I suck it up and get back to gardening!! I have an ultrasound scheduled for May 25th. I'll know then what is really going on.
May 4th update: my shoulder has been getting worse over the months instead of better. I was sitting on the back step last week. Without thinking, I reached up, grabbed the rail and pulled myself up to stand. I am not exaggerating when I say, it felt like lightening struck my shoulder. I grabbed it and held on tight. I thought I popped it out of the socket. I walked around for a few minutes muttering. Oh crap, oh damn, etc. after about ten minutes I felt normal again. It is the weirdest thing.
May 28th update: I went for an ultrasound on Friday and it turns out I do not have a torn rotator cuff. He couldn't see what it is, but now I know what it isn't. I imagine it's a torn ligament. We shall see.