Fat Girl Falls Down (come on laugh, I am talking about myself)

I though hard about my title.  Didn’t want to offend anyone, but I am talking about myself.  So, this past Saturday, I was taking my daughter to her “Power of the Pen” writing competition.  While they were scoring the essays, they put us all in a theater to watch a movie.  Haley and I went to the back so she could sit near her friends.  At some point I needed to answer my phone, the closest door was about 8 feet away at the back, so I decided to use that door.  Somehow I was now on a 1 and half foot platform in total darkness.  I didn’t step up onto anything when I sat down, but I certainly took a swan dive off this mysterious platform I never stepped up on.  My gut is always to protect my artificial knees, so I fell on…….my hands.  I hit the right one hard enough to bruise it clear to my elbow and open up and bleed.  My only saving grace…..it was so dark no one saw me.   I eventually had to go and have them x-rayed (I put it off as long as possible, but my bruises were scaring people at work).  Fortunately, nothing is broken.  I did compress all the bones in cartilage in my left had (not sure what that really means.  They used a big long medical name).  They put braces on both so they could heal (which I am). Oh, and I found a goose egg on my forehead.  I didn’t even realize I hit my head….Duh.

On a positive note, while Haley did not get a trophy, she is moving on to the semifinals at Wittenberg College.  I will make sure not to sit in dark theaters….or just watch where I am walking.

So, there has been very little quilting/sewing (actually none), which tends to lead to crankiness on my part.  I am thinking that I should be able to get back to it soon.  Ugh.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

Treasure your Family

It’s dangerous to walk around in the dark

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20 thoughts on “Fat Girl Falls Down (come on laugh, I am talking about myself)

  1. Take care of those hands and get some hand therapy from a physiotherapist. I had a similar fall which damaged my left hand a couple of years ago and had a year of treatment. Sorry to say I still have pain occasionally which will probably never completely go away. I hope your injuries heal well.

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  2. Oh, no! That’s not funny! I hate when things like that happen. I can trip on flat ground, so I really feel for you. Last time I did that, I hurt my back and the next day the principal made me go home when she found me holding on to a wall while I walked, because it hurt so much. I thought I was fine, just like you. =) Compressing all those bones in your hands doesn’t sound like a good thing, so I’m glad the braces are helping. I hope you can sew soon! Congratulations to Haley for reaching semifinals!

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