I’m usually the one in this household that has weird accidents.
This morning Chris was leaving for work and he was fixing his lunch bag as he got to the end of our walkway. At the same time a female jogger was going by and she was looking at her runners watch to see what her pulse was and how many kilometers she’d run.
Well, as you can imagine, the jogger crashed into Chris as he turned from our walkway onto the sidewalk and he fell to the ground. On the way down his right shin hit the short wrought iron fencing that we have around our garden bed that is beside the walkway. The pointy top of the wrought iron fence, a Fleur de Lis, poked into the middle of his shin.
He apparently had a good dent and tear in his leg as a result! I was still in bed at the time and didn’t see the damage.
The jogger stopped and was quite apologetic for knocking him over. She said to him “You’d better go to the hospital!”, and Chris showed her his employee I.D. that was hanging from his neck and said “Well, I was on my way.”.
Chris came back in the house and cleaned up his wound, and then hobbled off to the hospital which is luckily only a few blocks from our home. Instead of reporting to the O.R. Recovery area where he works he went into the Emergency department and got stitches.
He’s been told to stay off work today and tomorrow. The ER doc that cared for him knows him quite well, and knows Chris is a hard worker who’s always on his feet. So he enforced the two days off rule with a note for the occupational health department.
Since he hit his leg hard and the wound was deep I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up with a bruised shin bone as well as bruised tissue around the wound. So I’m back to being a nurse today, reminding him to elevate his leg and giving him ice-packs to put on his boo-boo.
I just hope that no one else has fallen into the our wrought iron fence in the past. We aren’t aware of anyone hurting themselves in front of our house. Perhaps we should re-think our choice in garden bed fencing and get something with a smoother top edge.