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Thursday, August 21, 2014

I TOTALLY SUCK! No one, EVER, has accused me of being graceful!

On Saturday I was on a 10-foot ladder cleaning the cobwebs/wasps nests on our front porch with a broom...when a GIGANTIC spider came flying out of its web and down the broom toward me!

I HATE emoticon , so did what any normal person would do -- I jerked back. Then the ladder started tottering, and down I fell. On the concrete porch. Flat on my back. ON TOP of the metal broom handle.


I thought I was OK. I cut my leg and arm pretty badly, but they'll heal. I walked 4.5 miles on Sunday (very slowly) and did bike class on Monday. But on Tuesday & Wednesday, I was a mess. SORE. BRUISED.

Yesterday I did two slow miles on my brand new treadmill. LOVING the treadmill and sooo sorry I couldn't crank it up and see what that baby could do! But by the evening even doing two slow miles I felt like I'd been run over by a Mack truck. My ribs were killing me. My glute was sore.

So today -- I went to the doctor today just to make sure I didn't crack any ribs.

Luckily, the answer is NO. Just bruising all over with strained muscles. Worth going to know for sure. Ibuprophen, a heating pad, and rest is the ticket. She thought it would be two weeks until I was able to do fitness center classes. Whole30 was a bust, I can't even get on my new treadmill...did you ever feel like the Universe was conspiring against you???

PS - MY TAKEWAY: I am now one of those "old people" who does stupid stuff they shouldn't be doing! From now on I'm NOT getting on a ladder unless I have someone else there to hold it. Live and learn, live and learn...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUTTERFLY-1976 8/25/2014 12:22PM

    omg!! Happy nothing is broken/cracked, but sorry to hear your hurt. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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KRISKECK 8/23/2014 1:06PM

    So sorry to hear this! And glad to hear you're not planning on doing that kind of thing any more. I stopped awhile ago when I found myself teetering on a ladder cleaning my gutters a couple years ago. I thought about what could happen and decided it wasn't worth it. I am glad to hear you're starting to feel better!

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NANCY- 8/23/2014 10:08AM

    First let's just day I am wishing you a speedy recovery. Perhaps you needed a bit of down time, I know not your style.
You are definitely NOT one of those "old people" who does stupid stuff. That spider thingy could have happened to anyone. Sometimes stuff just happens, so take a slow deep breath, and say "Oh, well." And think of the things you CAN do while you heal.

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KELLYFIT123 8/22/2014 5:06PM

    I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself worse! I think everyone, old and young, shouldn't be on a ladder alone! Heal quickly!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/22/2014 3:05PM

    Oh no! I'm glad you weren't hurt worse. I really sympathize and understand.

I ended up needing rehab twice. Once I tripped over a potted plant looking for the Cheesecake Factory and once I tripped on a step while checking out the dessert buffet in the distance.
At least you can blame it on a scary spider while doing something useful. I had only my overactive sweet tooth to blame

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KANOE10 8/22/2014 11:51AM

    I am glad you did not break anything. Ladder falls can be dangerous. Take care of yourself and give yourself plenty of time to heal. Ladders scare me and I think it is a good idea to have someone with you!


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MEADSBAY 8/22/2014 10:56AM

So glad you didn't break a bone or crack your skull wide open!
See? It could have been much worse.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/22/2014 7:11AM

    It's amazing you didn't get hurt more badly -- a real testimony to how good in shape you are and/or how lucky you are to sustain a fall like that with no broken bones. The way the female hip is connected to the ankle makes us pretty shaky on ladders anyway but the Sudden Appearance of Spider is hard to counteract. Best wishes for quick healing. I don't think the Universe is conspiring against you, but I think you might be giving yourself a message to slow down. Your doctor concurs!

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BOOKAPHILE 8/21/2014 11:39PM

    Great take away lesson! I'm glad you're OK. You'll be back to your normal exercise whirlwind soon. In the meantime I might have a chance to out walk you...nah. I know you. :-)

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SUGAR0814 8/21/2014 11:34PM

    Glad you are ok! Take it easy! emoticon

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ALIIDA 8/21/2014 11:31PM

    Oh no! That's a scary accident! I'm relieved you didn't break anything or get any worse injured than you did! And you manage some humor in all this, too! Cripes! I wouldn't!

Make sure to take it easy for the two weeks. If you're like me, you'll find you lose hardly anything after two weeks' rest, so try to spoil yourself......kay? emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/21/2014 8:33PM

    Glad you are just sore with no broken bones. I broke my middle finger on my left hand tripping on shoes. Getting older sure is a hummed. Better than the cure for old age.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/21/2014 8:33PM

    Glad you are just sore with no broken bones. I broke my middle finger on my left hand tripping on shoes. Getting older sure is a hummed. Better than the cure for old age.

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JLOVESDOGS 8/21/2014 8:17PM

    Oh no!!! emoticon Glad you are all right! Cleaning is just so over-rated. LOL

Take it easy and don't push it. The treadmill will still be there. We need a product review when you are back. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/21/2014 8:04PM

    That sounds pretty darn scary. So glad you did not break anything! Just take it slow, recover, you know you'll be back at your exercise again as soon as it's possible . . that's who you are!! (We all do stuff like that, and at every age . . . )

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SANDICANE 8/21/2014 7:48PM

    Oh goodness. Glad you didn't break anything...soooooooooo glad! Yep, you will heal and then you can re-start your Whole 30!!!!

I'll be thinking about you as you heal.


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50YEARSAWIFE 8/21/2014 7:19PM

    Ouch. Glad you are ok

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AJDOVER1 8/21/2014 6:16PM

    Don't be hard on yourself!
We're just at that age where we need a spotter.
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UKNOWITNOW 8/21/2014 6:16PM

  Sorry you fell. But you have your new treadmill to look forward to. You will be back at it before you know it. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/21/2014 6:00PM

    Heh! Sorry about your accident. Glad nothing's cracked or broken.

I'm sure the Universe is not conspiring against you... (smirk!)

Hope you'll heal quickly.

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