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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Well, I now have 5 months of Silver Sneakers and Yoga/Stretch/Balance under my belt. I could actually feel myself making improvements! My legs are stronger, my arms and core area stronger and my balance is improving. We sold our house and bought another one closer to Tampa. Then one of our dogs got really sick. I took her to the vet and home. Then I went out and bought some special food for the sweet pup to eat.

I leaned over to give her some medication, took one step back and one step forward, and my right ankle collapsed. I went down like a box of rocks. I hit my head on the cabinet and landed on my back and shoulder. My hubby got mad, then scared. I just lay there, on the tile floor, for the longest time. I switched positions several times until I decided to get up. I managed to get to my feel and to the bathroom. I thought I would be sick to my stomach.

Somehow, I got into bed. I knew I was hurt but not how badly. I was in mind boggling amounts of pain and couldn't think clearly. So I decided to rest and see if the pain would get better. I don't recommend doing this after hitting your head but keep in mind, my thought processes were way off. I dozed off and on throughout the night. At about 5:30am, I decided to get up and use the bathroom. I almost passed out in the process. That scared me to death.

Hubby came in and checked on me, and asked me what I wanted to do. I said that I thought I should seek medical attention. So he helped me to dress. The pain from dressing made me almost pass out. Hubby said I should pick a hospital and he would drive me there. I decided that I should call 911 instead since I could lay down to cope with the pain. The EMTs came pretty quickly. I chose a hospital that was further away than the one near our house. They admitted me.

I broke the L3 vertebrae and messed up my shoulder. Late last night they sent me home and I am supposed to have home health care. We'll see how it goes. After several days in the hospital, it feels good to be home.
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