Hi Peeps, hope everyone is doing well.
I'm going to begin by explaining the title of this post. Last Sunday evening I took a terrible fall down our basement steps and found myself on the cement floor. I have no idea or recollection how it happened. Thankfully hubby, son and almost DIL were nearby as we had just finished dinner. Although a bit shocked, I was able to get up and didn't feel like I broke anything. So I just took it easy the remaining night. Pain started in during the night and I could hardly move by morning. Two swollen and bruised knees, pain on my right side from front to back with large bruising and a contusion. Took some hot showers, Aleve and tried to rest. By Wed. I needed to see the doctor. She had me take a muscle relaxer and ant inflammatory and Thurs. AM I had a bunch of xrays for possible fractures in ribs, back, or a small puncture to my right lung. The knees were getting better so no xrays for them. I continued with the meds, ice, hot showers and rest (as much as I could-getting a comfortable position hasn't been easy). Thankfully nothing was fractured. And I can tell you that as of yesterday I have begun to feel a little better each day.
As for timing- it depends on how one looks at it. Our son's wedding is just over a week away. If it had to happen I'd say the timing was good because I have time to heal. I cannot imagine if it would have occurred the week OF the wedding! Here's another thing- my hubby fell while running only the week before and got some nasty brush burns and open areas on his right arm and leg, and then the other day my neighbor fell and is bruised up. I asked what is the universe trying to tell us and she said - "we're getting old and we need to slow down". Message received.
Enough of all that, let's get to some fun! Above is a junk journal page I did after our Cape May trip. Here is the facing page and then both pages together: