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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tangled In The Sheet

After taking allergy tablets several days, my system slowed as well as my ability to think clearly. I was so tired of sneezing and blowing my nose the past few weeks.

The brain part became evident when I realized a little too late that I had not been drinking water. At six in the morning my eyes opened and I proceeded to jump out of bed. The leg cramp was demanding I stand and walk. Right. Then. In a half awake state I thought I was going to land on the floor feet first but instead my feet were tangled in the sheet and I pulled the sheet with me so when I was standing my feet were encased in the sheet which was keeping me off balance. There was nowhere to go but down. My body went down like a soldier, straight as a rod, and my head bounced off the carpet. What a surprise to be laying on my side, now wide awake, testing for anything broken, with feet still tangled in the sheet.

After several massages, healing is making me think of doing the happy dance again, but not actually moving to that tune yet. At least I am not whining about the pain now. I am grateful nothing was broken. This event has taught me to look around for potential accidents. I don't have cords in the way of walking areas, but I have removed a rug that has no rubber backing, and I have remedied a couple other situations and am still looking. Living alone, it is my responsibility to take care of me and my environment. This makes me ask how my blogging friends are doing. Anyone else take a fall lately?

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh my...your head is ok? scary stuff...my gramma and my mom have both taken falls...and broken things so i am glad you are ok

Stephen Hayes said...

No falls lately, but there's always the usual aches and pains associated with age, and not being in the particularly good shape. I hope you're taking care of yourself.

Hilary said...

CiCi, I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. It is frightening to take a fall. The icy winter that we just finished is brought back to me whenever my wrist hurts from a fall I took in the driveway. This aging thing is a challenge. You do remind me to bother putting the mat back in the tub for each shower though.. something I tend to wave off. So thanks for that.

Stickup Artist said...

No falls, but my sister-in-law stubbed her toe while she was vacuuming her staircase and actually broke it! Her toe I mean. So yes, you are very lucky. I hope you feel better soon, and drink your water!!

Abby said...

OUCH. I'm glad it sounds like there's no serious damage. A friend of mine ended up with pins in her foot from something as simple as a cat-avoidance maneuver.

DJan said...

Well, today I was crossing a stream using a log, when it broke under me. I was suddenly in the stream instead of over it, with the resulting wet boots and feet, but otherwise unhurt. Glad to know you are taking precautions so this doesn't happen again! :-)

Pauline said...

About 20 years ago I fell off a ladder and was unable to move to get help for myself. It was a lesson I have not forgotten about living alone. A neighbour found me the next day and I recovered quickly. I often think back to that event, avoid taking risks and eliminate hazards. I'm so glad you are OK. Funny story though! :)

Rock Chef said...

I slipped a couple of times when I was on the trip to Lundy - there was one particular step that seemed to have it in for me...

Sorry, but the way you described your fall made me laugh - not funny really, but the image of you entangled in the sheet and just toppling over...

Glad nothing was broken!

terri said...

So glad that you were not seriously injured.

I have a spring cold and have taken some night time medication lately. It makes me wake up a little big groggy, but luckily, I've managed to stay on my feet.

bspinner said...

Sure have. I have peripheral neuropathy half of the time I don't know what my feet doing and I end up on the ground.