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Bathtub injury

January 15, 2007
Time: Approximately 10:30 AM

I went into the bathroom, and took off all my clothes. I turned on the knobs to the hot and cold water, then leaned foreward, placing my left hand on top of the edge of the tub, (I’ve done this a million times) and with my other hand, I let the water run through my fingers to test the temperature before turning the shower knob. My left hand slipped and I fell. The left temple of my forehead landed on the water spout. I then continued to fall and ended up twisted on the back of my head and back, and with my ass up in the air. I almost blacked out, but forced my not to. What kept going through my head as I lay there stark naked, and all twisted up, was the fear of dying, and have EMS break down my bathroom door and finding me in that horrible freakish position!!! I would have turned in my grave from embarrassment. With my luck, they would have had a digital camera and my most unflattering picture would have been splattered all over the internet, and perhaps the world news!

The fall didn't cut into my temple and scalp, but I have a huge oblong bump, the size of a huge marble on my temple. I’m fine, but my head hurts terribly and I’m sure I’ll live. Weee!

Time: 8:45 PM

I knew I had hurt my head badly, but not this bad. The bump has grown bigger and extends to half of the side of my head, from the left temple on back. Half of my forehead is a grayish GREEN, and above my right eyebrow, I have another small bump. I can’t understand why I have that little bump, when I never hit myself there. My left eye hurts and so does my left ear. My entire head hurts. I haven’t taken a Tylenol because I don’t want to hide any of the pain. I want to be aware exactly what’s going on.

All this turned out to be a pretty nasty tumble. Let’s see how I do tomorrow. If things still don’t look good, I’ll go see my doctor.

Please kids, be cautious when your either going into the shower, or are in the shower that you don’t slip and fall. I was only bending over the tub when I fell, and hurt myself badly. Now I can see how deadly it can be when we slip and fall while we’re totally standing up.

I called my darling friend Lolly, and she rushed over and stayed with me all day long, and just barely left about an hour ago. Glory said she’d come over and spend the night with me to make sure I was alright. Grandpa made me some Cream of Mushroom Soup. Norma wanted to come and stay also, but I told her it wasn’t necessary because Glory was staying with me.

I’m so blessed to have three of the most wonderful friends in the world.

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playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm doing fine, Dear One! Thank you for caring!
wbahner
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Please be careful and go see your doctor ASAP....
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for caring! I do so appreciate it, and my constant prayers that you and yours continue to stay safe!
sweeny_todd
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
*big hugs*

playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Your hugs were greatly needed!
Thank you Sweety!
asifallforever
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Glad to see that you are more or less ok. You may still want to have that looked at in case something inside the skull got damaged from the impact. that you may not see. And also have someone check on you throughout the night.
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Grandpa and my friend Glory kept an eye on me all that night. I'm doing much better.

Thank you for caring, and you take care of yourself, too, 'cause I want you in my LJ life for oodles of years!
Love and hugs!
quepid
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
I'm glad your okay.

Quite a few household injuries occur in the bathroom and kitchen. I am guilty of doing the same thing with adjusting the water in similar position. Time to find a new way of doing it now.
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm doing fine.

Don't ever check the water temperature as I did. Without my realizing it, the edge of the bathtub was wet, so when I place my whole weight with my hand on it, I slipped. It happened so fast. Everything was against me, because my right hand was extended across my chest, criss cross like, as I checked the water temperature, so I had no hands to extend fast enough to make the fall less forceful.

Don't ever check the water temperature in this way again! Look what happened to me.
Hugs!
prader
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Get well soon. =)
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm doing much better! Thank you Sweety Pie!!
moon_shine
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Savanah if it keeps getting worse go to the ER now don’t wait for the morning, it might be worse then you think. I hope not but it does not sound good go get a x ray don’t take any chances
(((Hugs))) I Love you Sunshine and take care of your self and the next time you want to take a shower I will be right there to help you. Hope you feel better soon let me know how you’re doing when you can and thank GOD for your Friends!!!
goose_gumshoe
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
hope your feeling a little better. i overheard some people talking today at work about their small children and falls and symptoms of concussions. you probably arent still a small child and seem to be ok, but if you get really sleepy, nauteous or vomit, go see the doc!
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harley1456
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Dammit!! OUCH....before you go to sleep you should have someone call you partway through the night, just to check on you......we want you to wake up....

You never know when you are gonna have an accident....I busted my ankle on two places once just walking out the door.....
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Ouch is right! I still can't believe a simple slip caused so much pain, but I'm doing so much better with each passing day.

Sometimes we take our bodies for granted and think they can come through perfectly even when we move them so recklessly.

I hope that ankle mended properly, and you have my prayers that you never hurt yourself again!!
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neo_prodigy
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
be careful beautiful. it probably wouldn't hurt if you went to the er. i'll keep you in my prayers.
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Your prayers did wonders, because I'm fine now.

Hopefully something good came out of my little accident, so you and everybody else who read my journal, will be cautious when taking a shower!

Love and hugs!
dlanor
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
I think you should have gone the the emergency entrance of the local hospital. Head wounds like that can and are dangerous. Please go and have yourself checked out.
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
I still don't look that great, but thank God I'm feeling better as each day passes.

I'm glad it happened to me because perhaps now you and all who read of my little accident in the bathroom, will be extra cautious when taking your showers!
Love you!
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playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
And it was a bad blow, but thank God I'm doing better, and I had wonderful girlfriends, and Grandpa, who took good care of me. And I must thank my boss for being such a good and understanding man, too!

And I must thank you and the rest of my LJ friends who showed you cared!
Love you!
jasonecaesar
Jan. 16th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
See a doctor, ASAP!
All the reasons that I had has already been listed, so I am just going to leave it at that.
Take care!
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: See a doctor, ASAP!
Thank you for caring, I do so appreciate it!!
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hajiomatic
Jan. 16th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
If you start seeing double you are in deep kimchi.

I agree. An x-ray is cheap insurance.
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Although, my eyes felt still felt strange yesterday, thank goodness I never saw double.

Lolly called me this morning and said that perhaps now, after that blow to my head, I start behaving a little more normal! haaaaaaa
weathermanphil
Jan. 16th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
ohh head injuries are very tricky
please, i would strongly suggest you see the doctor as soon as possible. half your head swollen from a bump sounds serious. i dont want to see anything bad happen to you. :-)
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you for caring, my dearest guy!

Everything seems to be back to normal, aside from the ugly color on half my forehead.

I also want you to take good care of yourself, because I want you in my life for many more years to come!!
fourcorners
Jan. 16th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC)
Awww

Be careful, my dear. I know that this was something you couldn't help, for slipping hands aren't always in our plans, but I don't want you taken away from us!

For this reason, reconsider the marriage proposal I gave you (in your marriage post)so that I'll always be in the next room to lift your naked body up :)
playgirl
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
How Deep Is Your Love?

After that nasty tumble, I've vowed to never, ever again shower!

We shall soon find out for how long after, you'll be willing to lifting my naked body, and how the love will last! haaaaaaa

Hugs and smooches, Sweety Pie!!
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