I went to open the family room sliding glass door for my gardener friend and found my self tripping, either over my own two feet, or over the bag of wreaths that were on the floor waiting to be taken to the garage, or a grocery bag, or something. I think it might have been a combination of those things. I was wearing a new pair of canvas shoes that my neighbor had given me, saying she had an extra pair that she didn't need. Today was the first time I wore them and maybe they were a bit too big - I felt my feet slipping out of them, but she had asked me if I was able to wear them and I wanted to show her that I was wearing them, as I had been planning to take some mail over to her (it had been delivered to my house by mistake). I had gone out to throw the trash and collect the mail, wearing those shoes and nothing happened.
But, when I went to open the sliding glass door, I felt myself stumbling and was trying to regain my balance, but couldn't. I thought I was going to fall headlong into the sliding glass door, but managed to turn my body so that it was my left shoulder that crashed into the door. I was afraid the door would break, but it didn't. I reached up with my right hand and unlocked it, and my gardener friend slid it open and helped me up. I think I gave him quite a shock with my fall!
I'm OK, but my shoulder hurts. I put ice on it and, later, put some tiger balm. I don't think I broke or dislocated anything; I can move my arm, but it hurts a bit to do so. I am going to have a stiff shoulder, tomorrow. Banged my knee, too, but it seems OK.
It was a nice, sunny day, and I was planning to go for a walk, but didn't, because I fell! Nor did I go grocery shopping or put gas to the car, as planned. I just stayed home and rested. I emailed my friend that I was going to stay home and feel a bit sorry for myself, but she emailed me back saying she didn't think that staying home and feeling sorry for myself was a good idea, and she is right! So, instead of moping, I tried to call one of my cousins, but she wasn't home. I had already texted my daughter to tell her I'd fallen and spoke with her once she got home (she always calls me to say she's home from work; yes, in addition to us video chatting in the evenings), I spoke with one of my aunts who called to see how I am doing, and I spoke on the phone with another of my friends.
I was wearing the same pair of pants I wore the last time I fell; it was the first time I wore them, since then, too. And that fall was on a Friday, too, although late in the night! It might be coincidence, but I think I had better avoid wearing those pants on Fridays from now on! :D
Today, I am grateful for:
- I didn't fall as a result of fainting.
- I didn't knock my head.
- I didn't break any bones or dislocate anything (as far as I know - my shoulder hurts a bit when I move it, but I am able to move my arm).
- I didn't break the glass on the sliding door.
- My gardener friend was there to help me up.
The back yard was mowed today and it looks less wild, but I didn't take a picture. Instead, here's one I took of Dancer, a couple of days ago:
|Just Totally Relaxed|
I didn't finish my To Do list from Thursday and I only did a few things from my Friday's list, including office work, sweeping the bathroom, and paying my gardener friend for January. Everything else is being put off till the weekend or beyond (depending on how the shoulder and knee feel, tomorrow). I will have to go to the pharmacy, tomorrow, though, to pick up my prescription refills.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?