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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Last night I tripped and fell in the kitchen, almost right into the dishwasher, which was open. Thankfully I missed the knives... but I could not catch myself and I fell like a Giant Redwood, and oy! I expected to be as stiff and sore as a rough sawn plank this morning, full of splinters.

I'm not!

With the recent diagnosis of Osteopenia, I was scared. I think I was more afraid than I realized. I do not want to be frail. I fear frail!

I must be stronger than I thought. Nothing is broken. I was up and walking this morning, and doing things off and on all day. I am sore, but I was sore before. I had pain before this. It's a mite worse in some ways, in a few places - but it is liberating because it is not so bad as it could be, as it has been.... I am obviously much stronger than I thought I was!

Of course there was much arnica involved. But I am so thankful to God that He created things in nature that help us heal so well.

I did take a pain pill. It helped. It also helped me do a total of 1600 steps on the rebounder, today and tonight. That's a bit more than usual and I'm very happy about that. I think at the pace I trot it's going to be something like an hour and a half straight of jogging on that thing to make 1o,000 steps. (*changed the numbers a bit, after I realized my math mistake. Ugh, I am so very bad at math.

The only consequence that is bothering me is the hernia, which is bigger. I think I tore through a bit more of the muscle layer.

I've only lost about half of the weight I gained last week from the allergic reaction, so far, even with lasix, and I am not eating that much. I am drinking my water. I am still so very swollen. I am not sure what I should do about that. My legs feel like tree trunks or piano legs or something. And my feet are so swollen. I can't stay in bed all the time.

Today was better, though. Much.

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    Just now seeing this - and SO relieved to hear you didn't suffer anything worse than the normal pain after a fall!
    2482 days ago
    hope that your back to 100%
    and that your not having troubles from the fall.
    2483 days ago
    Oh Sue, I am so thankful you are alright. That could of been very bad. God was watching over you. Take care of yourself.
    Hugs, Gail
    2485 days ago
    Sue, you are one tough cookie! I'm glad you are having a so-so day. Being as full of water as you are, I'm surprised that when you fell you didn't bounce right back up:)
    I am petrified of falling because with my knees that don't bend, when I fall, I have to call 911 to come a lift me and it's so embarrassing! Please take care, hon! Love you
    2486 days ago
    So glad nothing serious came of the fall. I know how you feel about falling. I'm scared to death of falling!

    2486 days ago
    So glad nothing serious came of the fall. I know how you feel about falling. I'm scared to death of falling!

    2486 days ago
    Good to hear your having a good day, real good to hear that the fall was not as bad as you feared it would be and also glad that you missed the knifes.
    The pills will help get the swelling down in your legs but it is not something that is fast acting at all so other ways to get the swelling down is to rest with the legs elevated and I find that a cool cloth makes them fell better the cool does not due much to help the swelling go down but it helps prevent more swelling from walking/sitting well basically everything but resting with them elevated.
    Hope your back to 100% soon.
    2486 days ago
    I'll take every "better" day I can get. Glad to hear you got one! emoticon
    2486 days ago
    So glad you're ok Sue, it's so easy to trip.
    I fell in the garden on Sunday evening...lots of blood but it looked worse than it actually was though I thought I'd broken or at the very least sprained my ankle...not so!
    DH said I went down like a ton of bricks!
    I was quite stiff yesterday and have some rather nice bruises in a fetching shade of purple, the cuts and grazes to my arm are a bit sore but otherwise I'm good.
    Us old gals are hard to get rid emoticon
    2486 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/29/2012 4:45:43 AM
    Bless you for sharing. I fell a couple of weeks ago on concrete. I had tripped on my own feet. I did not brake anything and I felt so very thankful. We can only enjoy the moment as we do not know what is ahead. But God will be with us.

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    2486 days ago
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