Do I need to report this?

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Ok. I fell off the bed. Not in the usual manner where you are stretched out horizontally, roll over and hit the floor. Oh no. I juiced it up a bit.

I climbed upon the bed like a 12 yr. old and stood up. The bed in my guest room is in the corner and I was trying to reach a dust bunny up where the ceiling meets the wall. My BIL is coming to spend the weekend. So, must have clean room. Yes?

Somewhere in this process, for some reason, (?) I took a step backwards. My foot met nothing but air. I had stepped off the end of the bed. They don't call it the end of the bed for nothing. It is where the bed ends.

So, this giant and unexpected downward step threw me backwards and I grabbed the pedestal fan to keep myself from falling. However, I just seemed to wrap my bod around the pedestal fan and fall with it on top of me. I also twisted in mid-air to keep from falling with the pedestal fan under me.

So I ended up sort of leaning against the closet door, (imagine a drunk slouched against an alley wall) wrapped around the pedestal fan, with my right foot on the bed and my left knee sort of twisted in an awkward position. Ouch!

Good thing the bed was soft, the carpeted floor was soft and no one caught this on video.
I sat very still for a while, assessing my body and decided I was fortunate not to have broken anything, especially my hip with no cartilage.

I had just had my chiropractic adjustment earlier in the day. Too bad it wasn't set for today. I could probably use it now. My knee is a little tender but I'm doing knee exercises and wearing a stretchy knee support on it. It is a little tender on the back side of my knee but no other backside hurts at all. Silver lining.

When I told Joe about it he said, "Ok, the next time you go to the doctor and they ask you that annoying question, 'Have you fallen lately?' you have to report this". LOL. Won't tell you what I said to Joe.

The last time I fell was 18 yrs ago but that is another story.

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    Air is not our friend. We fall through it too easily.
    735 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Oh, Karen! I just saw this....John and I are in Israel I am SO sorry about your fall! I do hope you are feeling much better by now. Will catch up from home after Tuesday! Prayers for you from both of us!
    739 days ago
    Oh my goodness! You so could have hurt yourself really bad. I'm glad you didn't. I once was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets. I'm very short so I used a stool to get up on the cabinet. I reached back to put my foot on the stool and it slid. I broke my leg in three places! After 3 surgeries it finally healed. I don't climb on anything anymore, if I see someone climbing up on a chair I have to leave the room. Take care of yourself!
    740 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Too bad you weren't on video - it would have gone viral!
    740 days ago
    Glad you didn't hurt yourself!

    Okay now ... don't hit me ... I'd report it. Honestly, I don't think they'll be concerned about it. They'll likely be thrilled that you took a tumble like that an didn't hurt yourself.

    I'd likely respond to the annoying fall question with something like ... "Does stepping backward of the bed count?"


    Again, glad you're not hurt lady!!!
    740 days ago
    Oh, I'm glad you were not injured!
    741 days ago
    I'm just checking back in to Spark at the end of my (near end) Denver visit (amazing!) and just had to read this first! Glad you didn't have any serious after affects, Karen.
    On my 65 birthday (a while back) I fell out of bed...a kind of Happy Birthday, Klutz!
    Back to reading....
    741 days ago
    Been there done that, funny though!
    741 days ago
    741 days ago
    LOL. From now on you will have to share one of my nicknames which is Old Sure-Foot. LOL. You are so lucky you didn't have seriously damaged. You need one of those extension ceiling cleaners. I have several. They keep me off ladders and from standing on beds.
    741 days ago
    Glad your not hurt
    741 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Thank goodness you weren't hurt.


    741 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    The things we do to our bodies!! Hope your feeling better!!
    741 days ago
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