Maybe someday, I will look back on today and laugh. But, right now, I am fucking miserable. I fell today at work. Yes, I fell. I am extremely clumsy. I trip a lot. But, I have the uncanny ability of catching myself and not falling. I may stumble all over the place to regain my balance, but I don't fall. This may have something to do with me being slightly over six feet tall. I have farther to fall. So, I try to avoid falling. However, this morning, I was at work walking from the front of the house to the back where the kennels are located. Of all things to step on, I stepped on the "scraper" part of a pooper scooper with my left foot. I stepped on the blade part, which is slightly bent. Since it's slightly bent, when I stepped on it, the handle tipped up and caught my right foot. Momentum carried me forward. Since my right foot was now caught, it couldn't complete the swing and help me out of my stumble. I was falling towards the hard concrete driveway. Shit! I looked around to see if there was anything I could grab to break my fall. Nothing. I crashed to my knees first and, instinctively, put my hands up to break my fall. Bad mistake. I still ended up on the ground with the wind knocked out of me. I sat for awhile and recovered and then got up. My left knee felt liked it had been hamburgered. My hands hurt a little, but it felt more like abrasion pain. I continued working. However, my right hand started to hurt around my thumb and pain was shooting up my arm. My left knee is swollen and badly bruised. The palm of my left hand has a bruise, but it seems okay. Fortunately, I write left handed. Unfortunately, I do everything else with my right hand. I finished working, with the pain in my right hand getting worse and worse. It took me way longer than usual and I ended up getting home at 7:00pm. There is a possibility it could be fractured. I'm hoping that it's just badly sprained. But, as soon as I pulled up, Mike could see that it was swollen.
I just ordered pizza to have it delivered to the house. As soon as I am done eating dinner, I am going to call our health plan and see if there is any way I can get it checked out tonight. I'll post later about what they found.Posted by Valkyre at May 29, 2004 09:27 PM