Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lucky to be Alive

Yesterday Gary was going over to a friend's house to get his driveshaft measured so he can order the part. (We won't talk about all the car repairs we've had to do and the mounting costs). I was in the kitchen chopping some fennel to bake. Gary had just left and I heard the phone ring. I thought it might be his friend so I ran to the window to see if he had already left and he had. So I ran to answer the telephone in the other room. As I was running across the kitchen I tripped and fell straight across the room and my head slammed into the door jam of the office. I almost saw stars. I was so shocked. I felt the impact on my head of course, but I also felt it in my neck and back.

I got up and thought I hope I don't have a concussion. I tried to gather my composure and waited to see if I'd get a headache or blurred vision or slurred speech. All I could think was if I'd lost consciousness Gary would have come home and found me lying on the floor. To top it all off when I finally got to the phone it was the same scammer who keeps calling from BCHC saying they are breast cancer research. I've learned it has nothing to do with cancer research. It is one person bilking hundreds of unsuspecting people out of money. I already had 30 scammers blocked on my phone which is the limit on my landline. I am so sick of scammers calling from that company and also the one for back braces.

I woke up this morning and I'm still alive so I guess I'm lucky. I can still complain about telephone scammers. My neck is stiff and my ankle feels like it's twisted. We got the crabapples pruned and the first bank of fruit trees pruned yesterday before Gary left. We planned on pruning the rest of the fruit trees lining the driveway today but I may have to let Gary do that. I've changed the number of rings on the phone from four to six before the answering machine picks up. I have also vowed never to run for the phone again. Once again I'm lucky to be alive.

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you fell, and hope your bruises heal quickly. Once we get to a certain age we have this happen often, or at least the statistics say so. I'm lucky not to have had a fall in about 18 years. But I sure remember that last one like it was yesterday. I'm glad you're ok.

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    1. Hi Barbara, thanks, I am my own worst enemy, because it is usually when I am running somewhere in too big a rush.

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  2. Ouch. Been there, done that and no longer run for the phone. If it is important they will ring back. I hope you heal quickly and that bruises are the extent of your lesson.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, I am not running any more, the next two days I was sore all over.

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  3. Wow! Linda, that could have been a lot worse. You are lucky. Weird things happen... in the blink of an eye... so be careful. I had the experience once of having a huge 12 foot roll of carpet slide down at a home depot and hit me smack on the top of my head. No one was around, but it stunned me so and I worried that it had hurt my neck. Luckily... no after effects.

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  4. Goodness Linda, that was so scary for you. No rhyme nor reason how these falls we taken happen, in seconds and we wonder how on earth they happen it is so fast. Do hope you heal quickly and so sorry this happened in the first place.

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    1. Hi Denise, thanks, I am not sure why I tripped in the first place, other than my shoes are old and floppy which could have been the cause.

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  5. Hi Rian, thanks, guess I am really hard headed; I have no idea how it happened, today I noticed the door to the washer and dryer which is in the hall is pushed in at the hinge so I must have braced myself from further damage with my left hand, I didn't notice how I landed other than my head.

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