Friday, January 24, 2014

Head Over Heels

Why can't I be all cute like Calvin and Hobbs are when THEY fall? 

I still have periodic bouts of vertigo these days. Thankfully these spells are becoming less frequent. But I have to admit that the one that struck yesterday just as I was leaving the house which sent me tumbling down three steps onto the concrete garage floor was particularly inconvenient.


Would somebody please explain to me why, when I landed face down on the garage floor, that the biggest bruises are on the FRONT of my hands and on the side of my left ankle? I'm not complaining that my face was completely unscathed, but it just doesn't seem to make sense. And I'd really rather not attempt to recreate the event in order to unravel the mystery.

I'd also like to point out that Candy the cane was no help whatsoever. As a matter of fact, she went skittering halfway across the garage. I suppose I'm lucky that I didn't land on her.

I think the worst part of a fall is that second in which I have the sickening realization that I'm falling --but haven't hit the ground yet -- and I'm thinking, Dang. This is going to hurt.

Pass me the ibuprofen, wouldja?


Heda said...

No breaks. No breaks are very very good. But what the heck is happening with your fingers? Those joints look painful. Looking at bright side, your fall was in the garage. Take real absolute complete care crossing roads and doing stairs. Ohhh Julia.

annie said...

Oh dear, all that looks quite painful, not to speak of the pain you'll feel and bruises you'll see after the fact.

When I get vertigo, that is what I'm most afraid of is the falling, and thankfully it hasn't happened yet. I hope you'll be allright.

Laura said...

Owwie! :( Hope you heal up easily from this, yikes.

And probably you instinctively broke your fall with your hands, as best you could, thus saving your face. I'm guessing, but it seems logical.

Amy Junod said...

Ouch! What a scary fall. You're having such a bad go of it with Vertigo.
I hope you mend well. Healing thoughts from me to you!

mcspires said...

Fall are scary when you are an adult. We just don't bounce like we used to!