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Jill fell down and broke her crown...

Last night, I decided to get on my hands and knees and paste wax my hardwood floors. Right before I started, I grabbed the two kitty litter boxes from the basement and placed them right next to the fireplace. I had planned on emptying them later in an empty trash liner I had in the front porch. When I finished waxing, I stepped back to get the buffer, and without warning, I slipped sideways. I DID NOT just fall. The left side of my body flew full force (about 4 feet) across the room. I distinctly remember my nose and face dragging across the (dirty) kitty litter box, and then while still flying; the right side of my head hitting the edge of the fireplace. I continued flying like a rag doll side ways (my left side) across the front of the fireplace where I landed on my left side in an almost fetal position. Grandpa says I was passed out for a few seconds. When I came to, I couldn’t move, because the all the toes on my right foot were in agonizing pain. I was sure I had broken them all. Slowly I tried wiggling them, until all slowly moved. I was relieved that they weren’t broken. Grandpa helped me up and led me to my computer room. Little by little, I started feeling sharp pains in different parts of my body.

These are the injuries I received from that fall:

1. My head started to throb with pain, and found I had a huge long bump on the right side of my head that ran kind of like a hotdog from the top of my head, all the way down to my right ear.
2. My five right foot toes were in pain.
3. Right above my right ankle (both outer and inner), I had big red painful welts.
4. My right elbow and wrist were in bad pain.
5. The tip of my right had finger, (the finger I use to throw little birdies at people who tailgate me or get in front of my car without warning) was dark purple.
6. When my left eye started to throb with pain, I went to the mirror and saw a huge big purplish bump starting from my eyebrow down to where the top bone ends on the top of the eye. I found a tiny little cut on the outer part of the eye.
7. Right now, I have a black eye.

I’ve fallen many times in my life time, but this fall is a total mystery to me. All I did was fall sideways, but I had to have been twirling over and over in mid air before I finally landed, since back, right and left side of my body received some pretty nasty injuries.

Grandpa says he heard about four loud bumps on the floor when he found me sprawled on the floor. My flip flop shoes must have flown about also, because they were found in opposite sections of the room. Poor Grandpa still can’t calm down from the fear he felt when he saw me there.

I’ve been sore all over today, but I’m doing fine, so fine that I now find what happened last night comical.


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Aug. 30th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Ouch is right!

All those kisses made me feel so much better! :o)
Aug. 26th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, 'ouch'.


..I expect you'll pay close attention to how you feel over the next few days..you do not know what deeper injuries you have sustained..remember Natasha Richardson..
Aug. 30th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
I've been keep a close eye and on my injuries. The only thing I'm a little worried about now is my eye, and the small roundish cut I have above my ankle. My head injury seems to be doing fine.

Thank you!
Aug. 26th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Damn, woman! WTF? I was about to send you a note asking how you were doing, but obviously you're broken. Did you see a doctor about the head injury? Seriously. They're silent killers. You should consider it, especially if you were swoozy from it or if you have a ringing in your ears. I knocked the crap out of myself last Mardi Gras. Thought I cracked my skull. Later that night I felt really REALLY funky and had a huge ringing in my ears. Didn't see a doc. Later got fussed at by my doc. And I still have a tin ear from the whole thing.
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
I'll be writing you a message very soon! :o)

I kid you not, but for as long as I can remember I've had this little whistling sound in my head. I've grown so accustomed to it that I sometimes whistle to the tune in my head!

I'm so sorry that you had that little accident, and grateful that you are still alive, fun and well!

I believe it's time I make another post on all the accidents I've had to warn everyone what not to do!

Thank you dear one for worrying about my little acrobatic tumble!
Aug. 27th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)

Having worked in a stroke/traumatic brain injury rehab unit, I cannot stress enough that you need to see a physician as soon as possible. I had patients who hit their heads, thought they were fine afterward, and who wound up with permanent neurological damage which could have been averted had they come in right away.

At a guess, I'd say that you have a memory gap, because just slipping on wax isn't enough to provide enough kinetic energy for the fall you describe. I suspect you tried to recover when you first slipped, and the attempt to recover threw you off the other way, adding energy in the process, especially if any part of you wound up pushing off a door jamb or the buffer -- or you might have started the buffer and the spin-action threw you, that's happened to people before.

Regardless, the level of body damage you describe requires a professional medical examination. I have much affection for you, and I'm going to worry until you get one.

If nothing else, think about how this will affect your ability to model and reduce your income.

PLEASE go see your physician or go to an emergency department or urgent care clinic as soon as possible.

Aug. 30th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
It means the world to me that you care about what happened to me!

I have been keeping a very close watch on my injuries. It's still a mystery to me how I banged myself on every single side of my body by just falling sideways. The start of the fall and passing the kitty litter box is all I remember; the rest is a big blank. If you draw the letter L, that's exactly how I somehow traveled with this strange fall.

At this point, it seems that my eye is giving me some problems. It's totally dark black. I look like Cleopatra! Also, the tiny round wound on my upper ankle is giving me some problems, and since I am a diabetic, I have made an appointment to see my podiatrists.

I across the border early today to see a doctor I have great faith in to check my eye. My next post will be about it.

Again, thank you so much!
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Aug. 31st, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Thank you for worrying! I believe I'm doing much better.
Aug. 27th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Repeating what the others have said....go see a doc. I also have to wonder if something else is going on with you. A friend of mine would sometimes just collapse, she never did find out why.
Aug. 31st, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I love this pic even more than the other one!

I've already seen a doctor for my eye. Soon I'll see another one for my ankle and toes.

I hope your friend hasn't had any more of those episodes! The brain is truly a mysterious thing. If I remember, I'll post about something I went through (head wise) a long time ago.

Thank you love!!
Aug. 27th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
Ow... :(

*gentle hugs*

I wish I could come over and take care of you!
Aug. 31st, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Thank you love!
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Aug. 31st, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Just an ugly dark black eye for now, and hopefully it will turn a light purple by next week.

Thank you Sweet Pie!
Aug. 28th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
Oh no! Espero que estes mejor. Mucho cuidado!
Aug. 30th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Estuvo tremenda la caida, pero parece que todo esta bien por lo pronto.

Gracias querido Vicente. Espero que tu y todos tus ser queridos esten bien!
Aug. 29th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I can only imagine how much the fall hurts after the bruises set in.

Get better soon.
Aug. 31st, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
The pains have subsided quite a bit.

Thank you so much for your well wishes!
Aug. 29th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I hope that you do take some of the above advice and see a doctor. We would not want to damage your pretty little left leaning brain, now would we. Just think you could turn out to be a Conservative after all.

I really do hope everything works out for you. Please be careful
Aug. 31st, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Went across the border today to see a doctor for my eye. Have an appointment to see my podiatrist to check my four toes and the nick on my upper ankle, and since I'll be there, I'll also have him cut my toenails and soften my feet. I don't scrimp when it comes to my feet since I'm a diabetic.

Not to worry about the left learning side of my brain! The poor tiny thing was damaged years ago! ;o)

Thank you for worrying!
Aug. 30th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I know we havn't talked in a while but I wanted you to know I think of you often! I am thinking I wanna try to get back into LJ a little more as time will allow!
I sure hope your alright! That sounds like a VERY nasty fall! Hope everything heals fast! :)
Aug. 31st, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
I know you've been really busy, but you've still been on my mind, and never to be forgotten. I hope everything is going well for you and yours, and I look forward to your future posts.

Thank you for your well wishes which are greatly appreciated!
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to read that you got hurt. I hope you do get better. Go get a massage or something. I have been super busy and not on as much. Take care, dear.
Sep. 7th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm doing so much better, and thank you for your well wishes.

As for you being super busy, I understand!
Hugs Sugar!
Sep. 6th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
Oh my God. I'm glad you're ok. Sorry I got to this so late. I hope you heal up, my dear
Sep. 7th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
The only sign of my fall now is a yellowish, greenish color on the top and outer part of my eye.

Thank you S. for carrying!
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