Friday, August 12, 2011

Ouch!

I was backing out of a doorway yesterday at the office and caught the heel of my shoe on one of the carpets that a cleaning supply service provides for our tiled floors.  There was no way to stop my fall so I toppled over backwards.  Thankfully, my bum hit the floor first before the rest of me went over so I barely hit my head. Someone heard me yelp as I was falling and helped me back to my desk.  I had to fill out an accident report for  OSHA and then off to the doctor's office.  Diagnosis?  I broke my bum...or at least I badly bruised my coccyx.  I also jarred every muscle up my back and shoulders.  I feel like I was in a car wreck as my neck is really aching.  I will be sitting on a pillow for a while and am taking the day off today because I need a heating pad.  I am taking  an anti-inflammatory for the pain and swelling and at night I am taking a lovely muscle relaxer.  I have to say that in this instance I am happy I don't weigh what I did when I moved to Berks County.  Those extra pounds on my backside helped protect the rest of me!

I think my base camp today will be in the studio.  I have everything I need up here (except a potty) and when I get tired of laying around I can sit and sew for a bit.  My sister found this for me in a remnant bin and it will be a weekender tote.


I already have the exterior and interior cut and quilted.  I am changing my design just a little bit on this.  I like to do a tie closure just because you can easily stuff these bags and it really puts a strain on a button.  I am now adding a flap of fabric that will go over everything in the bag and then it can be tied.  This will make it much nicer as a carry-on bag when flying.  No worries about unmentionables falling out in the overhead bin!

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow, glad it isn't more serious but sorry you are in such discomfort. Get well soon!

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  2. OUCH!!! Glad that you are just slowing down a bit and not seriously hurt! It's amazing how much a simple fall like that can really hurt. Get some rest!

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  3. Oh, I am so sorry! Take care of you, and feel better soon!

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  4. Hope you feel better soon. Amazing how one little bone can be so painful.

    Hugs!

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  5. Oh girl...a fall is no fun...and especially one like that. Just take it easy...do only what you want to accomplish.

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  6. ouch is right! hope you are feeling better soon.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your fall. Take care of yourself and hope the pain goes away quickly.

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