2/4/12

Help! I've Fallen and Can't Get Up!

This morning when I woke up, I realized something was wrong with my littlest toe on my right foot. I looked closely to find it swollen and purple. Actually I noticed yesterday it was a little sore. Apparently, I have a broken toe. A couple of days ago, I fell down climbing out of my shower. Yes, climbing out. It's a big garden tub, so the sides are higher than a standard tub. I love it when I want to take a bath, but I really wish I had a separate stand up shower.

It really surprised me when I slipped. I had one leg almost over when the other one slipped out from under me. I landed with my stomach on the edge of the tub, hands on the floor, and feet in the tub. I must have looked quite a sight! I felt really silly and thought "That's gonna leave a mark!" Johnny heard me fall and called to me from the bedroom, "Babe?" I hollered back, "I'm okay. Just feeling a bit stupid for falling down." It never occurred to me to check for broken bones. Gosh, at my age, I'm just glad it wasn't a hip! I did end up with several bruises on my arms and legs. Maybe it's high time to install a grab bar on my bathroom wall! Have you ever fallen in your tub or shower?

2 comments:

  1. NO I HAVE NOT, BUT I HAVE CLEANED HOMES WITH THAT TILE. IS IT SLIPPERY? I WOULD SUGGEST THOSE SAFETY HANDLES. MY MOM HAS THEM IN HER SHOWER, THEIR NOT UGLY. I HAVE FOUND MYSELF USING THEM. THEY DO NOT COME IN A TILE COLOR BUT SOME OF THEM ARE MODERN AND DO NOT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE FOR 80+. ALSO A RAIL INSTALLED, WOULD BE MORE EXPENSIVE, BUT BY THE LOOKS OF YOUR SHOWER, YOU HAVE CLASS AND COULD AFFORD ONE. HOPE THAT HELPS. AS FAR AS YOUR TOE TAPE IT TO THE NEXT TOE FOR SUPPORT. THEY HAVE TO HEAL ON THEIR OWN. REMEMBER I HAVE A RIGHT PINKY FINGER AND I KEEP USING IT, I CAN'T HELP BUT ACCIDENTALLY USE IT AND IT SWELLS. I AM PRETTY SURE YOU DO NOT USE YOUR TOES AS MUCH:)HOPE YOUR FEELING BETTER. KATHLEEN QUINLAN

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  2. I broke my little toe a couple of years ago. Very painful and took a very loooong time to heal!

    I have not fallen in the shower but have not ruled it out for a future accident!

    I hope you are feeling better.

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