Wednesday, November 01, 2017
a Soft Place to Fall
Brown / Tan / White speckled marble....no 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.
Anyhoo......it 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