Wednesday, November 01, 2017

a Soft Place to Fall

You know where a soft place to fall isn't?  A marble floored lobby...........that's where.

Brown / Tan / White speckled one could see that anyone spilled what I can only hope to g-d was water. I didn't see it, and lord knows my shoes didn't.  I'm guessing the fall took all of 0.0002 seconds.

Usually, it's just my pride that is hurt.

That is not the case this time.

Now, at this time of day (I was leaving work), the lobby has any number of septuagenarians and octogenarians waiting for their transport to come pick them up.  It's nice and yet a little sad when the old ladies have to come over and check to see if you're ok.

The immediate response is: "thanks, I'm fine".  But this time it was a big fat lie. My glasses went flying. My iPhone flew out of my pocket too.  Thank g-d I'll be getting the X in a month.  Still, I had to sit for a few minutes to compose myself and assess the sitch, as it were.

I opted not to go to the ED, as from my previous lives, I know Monday afternoons-evenings are the worst day/time to ever go there. I thought I'd tough it out until the next morning.  .....and I did.  ....and I didn't.

I think it's safe to say that no one has ever been in more pain than myself, other than the few people buried alive in the collapse of the North Tower.

It was a good thing I don't have manual transmission. I could not touch the wheel with my left hand. The grip or the turning. Giving Shep his afternoon walk was precarious at best. 710 had to not only make dinner, but I could only carry one thing to the table. Any movement was just cringe-worthy.

I "joked" with 710 he might have to bathe me. Eventually he'd have to anyway, I'm just fast-forwarding a few years. was a painful / sleepless night. I could not get comfortable, which is no surprise. Yesterday, I went through the entire Worker's Comp hoop-jumping. It wasn't bad. Got my xrays done (nothing actually broken.....phew), got my brace and my no-cost pain meds (nothing controlled).

This might set my shoulder PT back a few weeks, because of course it was on the same arm. On a good note:  the pain in my hand was so severe, I currently no longer feel pain in my shoulder. I'm sure it's still there, just comparatively it's minimal.

Song by: Allison Moorer


Raybeard said...

Yikes! Even the sympathy pains I'm getting after reading that hurt like hell.
You must want to punch (if you could) the lights out of anyone who says "Well, it could have been worse!" - and someone surely will.
Hope the healing is rapid and that it's not long before you can laugh it off as 'just one of those things'. May any permanent marks left, if any, be not physically visible ones - not that mental impressions will be any easier to bear.
Make sure that you get all the compassion you need from both 710 and Shep, even if it means threatening one of them with an ".....or there'll be trouble!"
Wishing you all the best for an ultra-rapid recovery - from yet another busybody septuagenarian expressing concern.

anne marie in philly said...

oy gevalt! glad to hear nothing broken. get 710 to bathe you anyway, just for fun.

Travel said...

Ouch, do take care.

Fearsome Beard said...

Ouch. Take care, feel better.

Deedles said...

Hey, It could've been worse...runs away quick! Blame that on Raybeard.
Seriously, be careful and take care, or Advil, or Norco, or morphine :)

Jonny said...

Fantasy....710 sponging your body with warm soapy water.
Reality....a quick burst with the garden soap..freezing water.

Hope that's not your "getting down to business" hand.

Get well soon!

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