Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's black and blue...

and red all over? No, not the newspaper (you're old like me if that's the first thing that popped into your head) My leg. It looks worse than it is, but it is pretty bruised. I came home last night after dark. I let the dogs out (so what else is new) and on our way back inside I slipped on the icy driveway and down down I went. I instinctively protected my left arm, because heaven only knows what would happened if I added injury to that...and I landed on the right side of my body from my hip down to my leg, as you can plainly see. I do have to tell you that it was a bit of a "trick" hauling myself up (gimpy left arm, remember) so I kind of lay there for a few minutes, maneuvered myself carefully and pushed off with my right arm. Cubby just stood over me like I was crazy and it looked like she wanted to say, "What the heck are you doing down there?" The rest of the "pack" couldn't care less. lol I made it inside, took a hot shower, downed some advil, and went right to bed. Just a little sore today, so all in all not too bad. Yes, I will be more careful, you don't have to worry!



  1. At least you were awake for this fall and did not "wake up" in the snow surrounded by the pack. Be careful and walk like a penguin :)
    Love you tons
    xo Rach

  2. Sorry about your fall. Have you seen any of the news reports about the "new" thing in breast cancer surgery--where they don't take all the nodes under the arm? They say that only taking a couple (with cancer) and leaving the rest will help with people who get the swelling and pain like you've had. Glad you didn't land on your sore arm. Jane Sawyers' grandmother died and the funeral was today, so I volunteered to run the book fair for her today. I'd forgotten how tiring that is. All those kids!! Karen P