Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blaaah ... Splatt!!!

This middle aged poore olde worlde lady is going to take a tad more care...

Lucky to be in one piece - or is that pieces

And I have thrown out my walk in slippers...they are a DEATH TRAP.

My good friend Carmel broke both her legs when she tripped on almost identical slippers a few years back and spent the next few months on a walking frame...not a good look!

I remembered her many warnings on Saturday morning as I fell face down onto the concrete...in a strangely slow motion...Almost like the empire state building would topple...plenty of time to think..."better fall on your hands than break your knee caps!".. it crossed my mind as i fell that if bones broke...although sadly there no longer was a dear old doggie to lick my face, and then consider me for food as time wore on...that nobody might find me till the ants and snakes had their way...



So smash down I went hard, and I mean hard. I laid there in shock for some moments taking stock...Very sore, feet okay, legs okay, ribs okay, arms and hands okay and nose still unbroken and no breaks...

I looked like this photo when Ii was falling but instead of a smile no doubt the mouth was a big 'O' of horror...the hair looks about right...glad I didn't fall where this was taken...its blue metal gravel!!! Hurties.


...and bugger me blue, but didn't I then stumble up into the house (we live on a big mound because of the flood zoning...) and slip hard down on one knee on a bit of mopped up lino...beejesus...

"Should i change that blown light bulb? I don't think so." That would be tempting fate and fate was not being kind to me .

So now when I try to get a shoe on that foot or walk with some semblance of youth and vigour...its an odd sight...ahhhs soooo sore... Sob!

So Sunday evening...all's right with the world...could have been much worse...very sore...NEED LOTS OF SYMPATHY!!!

8 comments:

MeHereNow said...

Sending lots and lots of sympathy and a big hug too!

Middle Child said...

meherenow ... thank you kindly...but through the pain

Sling said...

Oh No!!..Poor,poor middle child. :(

Janene said...

Ow!! Get stuck into the arnica gal! Had a fall myself a few weeks back and hurt my knee... not fun!! Hope it's healing up for you!

Jacqui said...

That is a brilliant pic of you, I love it!

Age is a cruel thing, times were that you'd of fallen and brushed yourself off none the worse but now all even slippers are your enemy! Glad to hear that no serious damage was done other than to one's pride.

FoxyMoron said...

Geez like I don't worry about you enough!

Ditch the slippers girl....don't make me come up there!

Mom said...

Poor baby. bless your little heart. Hope you are felling much better now. throw away those slippers.

Middle Child said...

Sling....thank you kind sir, sympathy happily accepted.

Janene...will do but apart from difficulty in using both knees for support I'm not hurting much...and I'm a bit more careful.

foxymoron - II'm a bit slow I finally figured out your "name" snot to do with our friend Pauline who some called "Oxleymoron"? She actually had lunch at our place one time - are we still friends? - and yes i will ditch the slippers.

Mom...think I'm going to cry with all this attention...boo hoo...slippers gone!