Well I think I’ve got another tale to add to the I’m a Klutz or the “Pulled a Trish” file. Actually I guess I have two stories to add now that I think about it.
The first klutzy happening occurred two weeks ago tomorrow … when I fell down the stairs! My next door neighbors were being particularly noisy – their two and a half year old daughter must have been having a tantrum because we could hear her next door in the adjoining house (we’ve been having major noise problems) banging around with her feet and screaming and crying and then just as I was coming down the stairs she started slamming doors.
This is something she started doing back in February or so for the first time and it’s something that her parents should have figured out how to stop by now .. even it means making sure none of the interior doors of the house can swing for a while. Right????
Anyway … I was on edge and exhausted from not sleeping for most of the last week due to a particularly painful previous week (thanks Crohns!) and their daughter making lots of noise in the house next door any time I came close to falling asleep – so when the doors next door started slamming as I was coming down the stairs I lost my footing due to being exhausted and startled and I fell!
I landed on my left buttock and slammed my lower back into the back on the end of the stairs. I must have also hit my right wrist on the floor. My left foot had also hit some wiring attached to a timer in the wall and it must have hit the wiring hard enough to pull it right out of the timer … Later as I started to assess my injuries I noticed that my jaw hurt when I chewed and my neck hurt as well and pretty much my whole left side hurt as it took the brunt of the fall. I guess I fell hard!
For once the next door neighbors heard some noise from our side of the house!
Oddly enough I thought I’d be super bruised but I’ve yet to show any bruising even though I still feel very bruised on my left side … especially the butt area I figure it will be at least another week before the pain from my fall goes away.
The second klutzy act happened this past Wednesday.
We had some semi decent weather for a change in the late afternoon and I’d purchased some flowers to plant in my front planted boulevard. It looked really nice when I was done because I also grow perennial plants such as Siberian Irises and Peonies there as well so the annual flowers just finish off the area.
Now I don’t normally put mulch down on my garden beds until June because if you put mulch down too early you get lots of slugs .. but I decided to finish off the boulevard flower bed with some red cedar mulch just to finish the job … so I got out an already opened bag of mulch to use.
The mulch was really dry as the bag had been open since the year before and when I started putting it down on the boulevard it got caught up in the wind and blew up in my face … and into my eye. Yup … I ended up with the equivalent of a SLIVER in right eye!
Good thing the hospital is just down the street! My husband was home … he was actually off work because he had an eye problem that day himself! He was home because he had pink eye and since he also works at the hospital you can’t work with pink eye since it’s so contagious! so he was home and he walked me very carefully to the hospital on Wednesday where I met up with all my old co-workers that I hadn’t seen in ages. They’re all wondering when I’m coming back of course.
Two hours later I had a frozen right eye ball and a big gauze pad over my eye and a prescription for antibiotic ointment for my eye. The doctor worked hard to get the mulch out of my eye. It had embedded itself quite well. Yep … only something I could do! I guess I did so good a job of injuring my eye that the doctor was worried about infection of eye damage because she had the receptionist (one of my favorite emergency co-workers) set up an eye clinic appointment for the next day at the hospitals outpatient department.
I sure had fun on Wednesday evening wearing that darn patch. I’m allergic to the tape that was used. I need paper tape but the doctor didn’t use it and I forgot to mention it so I was stuck with the regular tape … that stuff gives me a rash and it’s so sticky that I think I could write a how to remove pimples paper about that tape! LOL
I actually had visits to the hospital four times this past week! I had two MRIs and then the accident with my right eye and follow up eye clinic appointment. The MRI’s were on Tuesday and Friday for my right and left knees. I’m finally get them checked out so I can find out why my right knee is giving me so much pain and giving out on me so often.
Anyway that’s my klutzy stuff … hopefully a third thing doesn’t happen!