Nah...9-year-olds bounce & don't notice it hurting 20 minutes after a fall like that!
Well, now I feel SO much better! ;-)
Ouch. I hope the pain passes quickly.
At least you have a super appropriate icon. :)
Ouch...sprained ankles are the worst! There would've been tears for me, too. So sorry you took a spill -- hope it mends quickly.
(Also, I LOL'd at your icon. So much love, srsly. Is it gankable?)
I ganked it from elsewhere, so yes. And thanks.
Big hugs, and hot chocolate mugs...
Thank you. Chocolate: good for whatever ails you.
I'm just glad you weren't hurt worse!
I hope you get your boo-boos dressed in a most adult manner and at least served some ice cream in compensation (or is chocolate the current adult salve these days?)
That, alas, is not possible in this house as the last batch of band-aids we bought has Hello Kitty on them.
I think whisky is the adult salve.
You're probably going to hear this but it bears repeating:
Ice. Tylenol. Elevation. NeoSporin & Bandaids as appropriate. Tea. Snuggly blanket. Ferret. Kleenex.
Those last few aren't precisely medically documented cure. But they are most definitely therapeutic.
I did much the same thing about a year ago -- I think I posted the pictures of the Giant Bruises of Doom on either my LJ or FB. I know the feeling you speak of but really, that sort of thing happens to anyone, regardless of age.
Pretty much been in bed all day, so took care of most of the list. I know people fall, but i don't want it to be ME!!!!
Hey kids don't sprain their ankles. Teens and young adults do. The rest I can't help you with. My knees pop when I go up and down stairs LOL. But I'm a faller downer so I feel your pain. Sorry you fell :( I hadn't realized the weather was so crappy in OH. We're not due to get hit till Fri night
I am a faller downer and it frustrates me. The weather was quite nasty today while I was out. I have no idea what it's doing now, since I spent the day in bed.
Thanks. I hate them, too.
Well, damn. I hope that ankle isn't too horrible, nor the rest of your aches and scrapes.
Also, that's exactly how I feel when I fall on my face or butt. Very much not-an-adult. It's frigging embarrassing. I'm a big woman, and I'm always sure people are laughing.
I've never had anyone actually laugh that I know of, but the feeling is there, isn't it?
I'm sure The Ferrett will do all he can to take away the sting.
Yes, the feeling laughed at it definitely there. There was hardly anyone out, though. Thanks.
Yeah, I felt pretty silly when I tripped over a huge box I had left in the kitchen like a doofus, went flying and landed on the tile floor with a fractured wrist. The embarrassing part was having to tell the EMTs how it had happened. Made me much more aware of "falling" and almost paranoid about not doing it again.
I imagine much of your frustration came from the fact that you were doing everything right, and yet a situation you had no way of knowing about jumped up and grabbed you. You weren't careless, but it got you anyway. Makes ya wanna shriek with tears of rage. Damn, damn, damn.
Didn't anybody try to help you? You are obviously a survivor, as am I. You were able to assess your situation, get yourself righted and home without assistance. But somebody should have helped you! There's no shame in tears, though, as long as that's not all you do about the problem. Even as frustrated as you were, you persevered and did what had to be done, and for that I applaud you.
I hate Ohio weather. It's a large part of why I live in FL. I'll take the occasional hurricane to a snowstorm any day of the week. That business of one day of snow and then three or four days of slush finally got to me.
No one helped, but there really was no one nearby. And I just hate falling, period.
You poor thing! [delivers hugs and band-aids]
And no one around to help? Awwww :( I'm sure Ferrett will take good care of you now that you're home. Stay warm and safe.
I managed to slip on ice and fall getting out of my car a couple weeks ago. Just bruises and my Canadian pride injured. :)
No one was too nearby. I have slept most of today. Very sore.