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Dec. 12th, 2006 @ 06:59 pm I had a bad fall last night...
Let me start off by saying the title of this post makes me feel absolutely ancient, but that is how I think about the episode. I didn't wipe out, I didn't mess up, I had 'a fall'. A fall brought on entirely by myself, and due to two of my most stupid habits. Oh, and I lied in the title, it actually happened Friday night, but I started writing this on Saturday.

At around 12:30 I decided to turn in, so I said goodnight to the dog, checked the alarm, turned off the lights (this is key) and went in to my craft room to check one last little on-line item. Done with the 'puter, I hung a left out of my room and crashed directly into some crafting supplies I had piled up in the hallway, second stupid habit, meet first stupid habit. Brain goes 'huh?', feet go 'what the hell, I'm outta here!', and I go crash, boom, boom. Yep, I managed to come crashing down first onto my knees, then my hands, where learned that I no longer have the upper body strength to catch my own falling body, and in an imitation of Bambi on ice, landed on my chin. If I were any sort of housekeeper I would say that my gleaming floors were so slippery I couldn't catch a hold, but who am I kidding, I'm a weak slob.

Somehow, although I was kicking the crap out of myself, my husband managed to sleep through it all. This is a miracle itself. Here is the man who wakes as soon as I put the side light on to read, who, no matter how stealthily I try to climb into bed, is still wakened, and yet he slept through all of me being powerslammed into the hardwood right beside his head. He did sort of snort and roll over as I was re-orienting myself with my various body parts: first check, head still attached, second, fingers and toes all wiggling, third, teeth, all still firmly in place. I feel so safe knowing he's there to defend me if say a marching band breaks in and wakes him up.

Getting up was not so fun and I limped to the bathroom where I started to get ready for bed. Attempting to brush my teeth, I realized the true damage was done to my jaw, I could barely open my mouth! Some look upon this as a blessing, I'm not so thrilled. Four days later, and I'm still not really able to chew. Luckily, I did not damage my hands or wrists so the knitting continues. I am now up to a sock a day (thicker work-type socks - only 48 stitches per round!) The instant gratification will wear off soon though, I still have a couple of finer pairs of socks I'm currently avoiding. I have however learned my lesson - no other crafts until Christmas knitting is complete! So here I sit, furiously knitting, albeit quietly.
Who does she think she is?
calvin faces
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From:moongarden1971
Date:December 13th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
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I hope you are okay.
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From:devaux
Date:December 13th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
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Isn't sad that we have now taken to having bad falls? On the morning of Election Day, I was walking out to the truck to get to the polls, and simply lost my footing on our brick walkway and fell on my side into the yard. I felt like a fool and was muddy from elbow to foot on my left side. I just realized that perhaps this is why my back has been bothering me for weeks....hmmm.....

I hope you recover quickly!
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From:running5k2day
Date:December 13th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
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Okay~first off, I have to say I am sorry for laughing. You did such a good job describing the fall and all...I had to laugh. *AHhhheemm~clearing out throat* Okay, now that that's out of the way, i am so glad that you are okay and there were no broken bones, no bleeding and no missing teeth. Very sorry to hear that the jaw is what got it worse. I sure do hope that it starts to feel better soon.

Wow~a sock a day! That's great! Just don't get overworked~those hands have been thru enough already.
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From:moo
Date:December 13th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
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Sorry to hear you hurt yourself. Having had jaw surgery and being wired shut for 6 weeks, I can sympathize with the whole not being able to chew thing. Not a fun time. Just make sure you ease back into it slowly. Don't go eating ice and hard candy right away. Hope you feel better soon!
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From:jkolovos
Date:December 13th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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Ok, I will also admit - I laughed - not so much at the thought of you falling but of your play by play. Sorry to hear your jaw is so sore.

My hub slept through a helicopter flying right next to our house looking for a guy who stabbed a cop - search light and all - you are not alone. I feel so safe.
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From:jennygel7
Date:December 13th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)
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Ooooh that sounds like it hurts!

Yikes!
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From:redgemini
Date:December 13th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
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(((neeroc))) sorry for the nasty spill! I hope your jaw is ok.

Amazing on the knitting though!
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From:aussieteddie
Date:December 13th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
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OMG! I hope you are all ok now.
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From:piknik
Date:December 13th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
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ouch!! well, at least the knitting is not suffering -- way to keep the priorities straight!! ;)
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:December 13th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Ow ow ow!! *hugs* hon. I hope you're jaw is feeling better.
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From:n_decisive
Date:December 13th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Ooof- double-whammy fall! (That's one whammy for the humiliation, one for the injury...)

I hope that in a year, you don't sprout a ganglion on your best knitting wrist; if you do, just remember you fell. That's not an uncommon thing.

Here's to a better week this week!
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From:heathog
Date:December 13th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh sweetie!! I hope you feel better soon!
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From:mikeinthemoment
Date:December 13th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)

Hey Lady

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Time to have a meeting with those feet of yours, eh? They need to be reminded of who is at the controls!..;)
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