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.
I've heard people fall for Hawaii, but not usually so hard. It sounds to me like you fell very well indeed. I've had a ed face and blue hip myself. Well done you!
Thank you Becky. It is nice when ones hard work is appreciated.
So where does the teakettle come into it?? Glad to hear that you are not too severely damaged. At least your sense of humour is still intact. :-)
lol, it is always good to be able to laugh about oneself :-) when I stumble (and I stumble often) I act like an albatross, flapping my 'wings' hoping to land in an somewhat acceptable manner ;-)
My fall wasn't so graceful! Glad you are OK.
Mark...I'm not sure exactly where ones teakettle is located, but my ass was definitely over it at some point in the fall.
I love the flapping like an albatross. I can totally see that in my minds eye.
Good grief! What are you like? lol x
Well Jane, I would have to say, a bit of a clown. I see humor in almost everything.
Dear Erin, We say 'ass over teacup' here. I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. I'm afraid if I went down, I wouldn't be able to get back up. P. x
Ass over teacup...I love it. I'm actually pretty pain free today. I can only assume that yoga has made me a lot more limber than I used to be.
Thanks for the post mate you have written it very well.
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