||[Mar. 2nd, 2006|06:45 pm]
I walked out the front door this morning and stepped onto ice. The result would have been a laugh riot on "America's Funniest Home Videos" - legs up, wheeling arms, flat landing on my back.
Did I mention ow?
My palms are bruised, my butt hurts, my neck is stiff. Headache.
But when I consider the injury that I might have experienced a year ago, I am grateful to myself for the time and effort I've made, getting into shape. I didn't hit my head because my stomach muscles were strong enough to keep me curled up. The rest of me was a lot lighter, so the impact was lessened. Better muscle tone just helped in general.
That's a really good thing.
:( Eat some banannas to help with the bruises. :(
Ouch! I'm glad you're (mostly) OK!
Given what I've read about your efforts to get in shape, I'd say also that the combination of improved strength and flexibility helped with absorption of the impact and momentum without causing more serious/injurious strain on muscles and connective tissue.
Still.....Ow. I feel your pain. *hugs*
2006-03-03 12:17 am (UTC)
ow!! I'm just glad you're in better shape to the point where it helped when you needed it!
feel better soon!
Last time I stepped on a fucking ice pad on the sidewalk, I broke my fall with my hands - resulting in also breaking my right wrist. So I'd say you were still lucky ;)
Oh, I definitely was lucky, sore though I may be. My last bad fall was the shattered shoulder, after all.
Well, yeah I went to work. I didn't even feel bad this morning, just a little shook up.
Naw, can't do that. Too many people relying on me.
I know what it is to have people rely on you, but don't go over the line and sacrifice yourself, making your recovery longer and/or more difficult and painful.
Ibuprofen is excellent for this, and my former doctor employers told me that aspirin can be added to Ibuprofen without ill effects, and helps deal with pain and swelling. The faster you can deal with swelling, or impending swelling, the less pain you will have later. (easier to PREVENT swelling than to reduce it later).
Hope you recover quickly!
I'm a bit sore this morning, but not nearly as bad as I thought I was going to be.
2006-03-03 04:16 pm (UTC)
You poor dear....
Oh, sweetheart....I'm so sorry. I am positively thrilled to hear that you weren't badly injured...but I feel badly for you that you are so sore and bruise-y.
Falling sucks. I know a little bit about this. :) (you even get the Gimp icon)
2006-03-03 04:31 pm (UTC)
Re: You poor dear....
I'm not in too bad shape today. A little stiff, and sirry if I move too quickly. But I am so very aware of how much worse it could have been, so I'm grateful.