Monday, September 25, 2006

Like toy soldiers, sometimes we all fall down!


Before y'all get to far into this and think your crazy.....you're not! Well, maybe you are but not about this. Yes, I changed the name of my blog from "MadHatter" to "In The Middle". Also the appearance is looking a little different, but it is still ME!

Now on with the story at hand.

As you noticed from the picture these toy soldiers have fallen down. I too have fallen. My fall was down the stairs Friday afternoon just before hubby got home from work.

I was talking on the phone, cradling the phone between my shoulder and ear while trying to fix some floral arrangement with both hands and walking down the steps. It is now obvious that I can't do more than one thing at a time, let alone attempting three things at once!

I first thought that I had broken my right ankle. It swelled and was quite tender but that subsided. Then I thought I had somehow injured my left knee. I landed on it after I twisted my ankle and fell. That also swelled and remains a little puffy yet today. And Saturday morning when I awoke I hurt almost everywhere. I didn't know I had so many places that could hurt! I was amazed that a simple fall could leave so many muscles aching so badly! A few years back, a fall like this would not have left me feeling so rotten for such a long period of time. I guess that's what happens when people get "old". Today is much better than Saturday but the major problem now seems to be my right hip. I don't even remember that hurting when I fell. I can't seem to find a comfortable spot for my hip when I try and lie down in bed to sleep. Consequently I remained awake most of last night. Hubby thinks he should take me to the ER but I refuse to go and tell everyone that I fell down the stairs. Besides, I'm sure nothing is broke so I really don't know what they could do except to tell me to be more careful and take it easy while the muscles repair themselves. I can tell myself that and save a bunch of money in the long run.

Y'all be careful, ya hear!!

15 comments:

chesneygirl said...

Martie!!!
How terrible...but I'm so glad nothing is broken and you are okay.

Have a stiff drink and you won't feel the pain anymore. HA!
Kidding!

Take care of yourself!

Nelly said...

Don't go breaking any limbs now Martie! Oh my gosh! I hope you didn't break anything. It wouldn't hurt to get checked out ya know!

naive-no-more said...

Yeah, don't go breaking anything. We need you to watch Drew for us on Friday afternoon!!! ;)

I think I know where I get my clutz gene from.

You change your blog around about as often as you change your living room furniture.

naive-no-more said...

And when I said "us", I meant the girls.

martie said...

naive-no-more ~ I do not change my blog as frequently as I change my living room furniture....and I only change that around to keep Bumpa on his toes!! Besides, re-arranging is cheaper than remodeling!!

clew said...

I'm going to get you an airbag suit for your birthday ;).

JD's Rose said...

Bubbles... if there were more bubbles, we wouldn't have that problem with falls.

Rebecca said...

Okay - first off - you should get it checked out. Sprains can be more damaging and longer to heal than breaks!

Second - hmmm. What made you pick "In the Middle"? Curious choice of words. I loved MadHatter. :)

The Editor said...

(((Martie))) I'm so sorry to hear about your fall! I'm not going to tell you what to do because that is your decision. But, I'll post a true story on my blog later tonight and you'll see why I type..."go to the doctor."

I like your new look. Change is a part of life.

Whatever you decide to do, I hope all heals quickly. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Hugs!

The Editor said...

clew is a fun nut! LOL

JD's Rose said...

I'm still running with the bubbles...

martie said...

jd's rose - I love the bubbles idea.....think bubble wrap will do the trick!! ;)

JD's Rose said...

Why can I not find an email address for you anywhere on your site or profile? Am I being blonde, or is there just not one listed?

Mindless Dribbler said...

Martie- Get your tail and your hip to the doctor. Get checked out...it can't hurt anything.

I'll email your husband and tell him to put one of them pet gates at the top and bottom of the stairwell so when he's not home, he won't have to worry none ;)

Krisco said...

That's a bummer! I hope are okay!