Friday, May 20, 2016
Trippin' Over My Own Feet
We had 1-1/2 weeks of crummy cold and rainy weather. You know, the kind that grass and weeds thrive in. So when Tuesday was sunny and warm, I trotted over to my daughter's house to dig out some plants that she wanted to give to me before she rips them out to put in a patio. Digging them out, prepping a new spot in my garden, and planting the new additions after a long winter's nap, so to speak, was pretty tiring.
Then my sis called. Wanted me to go to the grocery store. By this time it was 3:30. Nope, not today, but I complied and trekked out to McDonald's for her.
Now, let me tell you that I suffer from Sciatic issues. All that bending and digging aggravated it A Lot. But still, I insisted that the geraniums on the front deck needed water. On my way up the stairs, I tripped on the top stair which launched...yes launched my body forward. Since I had water in my right hand, I broke my fall with my left. The LAUNCH part bent my left hand backward. I ended up spraining my wrist, thumb and pinkie finger. I'm feeling the sprain all the way up to my left shoulder.
I have been sleeping on and off for two days. This fall zapped my energy!! I think all of it went to my left side to assist the healing process. I'm 64 and I'm thinking it takes me longer and longer to bounce back from this stuff. I took the brace off today just to see how I'm doing. The welling is down but still can't go without it. But I'll show the Universe...I will NOT be kept down. I'm going out today to see what I can do with one good arm!!