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I've had quite a week, beginning last Monday, February 25, 2016.

The contractors were coming do all the work to put in New Everything in my kitchen, which had needed it desperately for the past 10 years (to put this in perspective, I moved in here in 2007). They were to arrive at 8 o'clock a.m. My alarm clock went off at 7:30 a.m. I got up in my dark, shadowy kitchen and tried to get up to deal with it, and took a step toward my refrigerator. I started to slip, and reached out for the refrigerator, which was right in front of me. I grabbed at the 'fridge, and my foot started to slip, and kept on slipping . . .

The result was that I banged the bank of my skull on the way down and landed hard on my right arm and right side as I hit the floor, and it hurt like hell. I rolled around around, trying to get purchase to get to my feet. I was finally able to get a purchase on my office chair and get to my feet, and then sat in it, hurting like two hells.

The rest of this week has been spent on getting to pharmacies. with or without help and using the bus a lot; changing clothes, without help, which hurt a lot; making what meals I could because I hadn't been able to get to the store; and coping a very upset cat who wanted to go on the porch and wasn't able to because I needed to be here for the nice men to work on my apartment, etc.

The next two days I can rest, which will be heaven. Monday, back to the grind . . .

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Apr. 30th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh geez, so sorry this happened! That is awful! I hope you are feeling a bit better now. Did you get to a doctor to have your head looked at for any injury? That's always a good idea in any case but being a bit older it is a very good idea. My mom had to go to the hospital after a bad fall where she could not get to her feet, because she is old frankly (older than you) but just because she is old and on blood thinners they checked her out. She had not hit her head but they were still worried. Hope you can get everything checked out and that your pain abates soon. Getting older is not for sissies!

Glad at least your kitchen got remodeled and fixed up with all new everything at long last. That is very helpful.

May. 2nd, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
Fortunately I'm not on blood thinners. I did go to the hospital and they checked me out, including X-rays, gave me a prescription for pain, then sent me home. I'm seeing my own doctor on Thursday, and will go over what happened with him. I do feel better now, except for back pain, and maybe my doctor can give me something stronger for that for as few days. You're right about getting old not being for sissies! :-/

They're coming to put in a new 'fridge tomorrow and maybe dix the flooring. Otherwise everything is in place, and it looks great! :-D
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