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Rosinante
09-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Wel,, not how I expected to spend my day off.

I went to the shopping outlet to pick up my dream suitcase, got a great deal. I trundled it back to the car, didn't want to trail it all round.

Then, mentally rubbing my hands at the thought of a fun day more shopping, I set off back across the carpark, tripped over my feet, staggered for what seemed like hours, thought "I'm going to make it" then hit the ground on all 4s, my head kept going and hit the kerb. Ow.

Now listen to this: As I fell, the only thought in my head was, thank goodness I've lost 60+ pounds! At least I'm only plump woman falling, not elephant going Timber!. Obsessive or what?

A kind couple escorted me to a cafe for a glass of water, then I drove home. I've done something to the heel of my left hand, so changing gear was - sweary!

Because I live alone, I was a bit anxious about the giant lump on my head. So I called nhsdirect. They thought I should go to the walk-in centre. They thought I should go to A&E.

Before I went to the walk-in centre, I threw together a hospital bag just in case. Then I threw together a bag of dog meds, in case the kennels had to come for them.

I feel fine, oddly elated if anything, but it was quite a reminder of how easily accidents can happen; a reminder too that no, no matter how many ways they asked me, there really is No-one who could come and sit with me.

The 'thank goodness I'm lighter' even as I was banging my head on concrete amused me though!


fitkristi
09-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Oh my goodness! I'm glad you're okay though~!

SnowboundChick
09-24-2010, 02:14 PM
I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt but sad you were hurt none the less.


silverbirch
09-24-2010, 02:24 PM
Oh dear! I do wish I lived nearer. I'd come round. Glad you're OK-ish though.

(You weren't in your killer heels, were you?? Jk)

Rosinante
09-24-2010, 03:09 PM
Killer flats! :)

Here's a weird thing.
When I rang nhsdirect, I gave them my home number.
When I went to the Walkin, I gave them my holiday mobile number, it was the one I had on me.
When I went to a and e I didn't give them anything, guess they get it all from the referral letter from the Walkin.

When Silverbirch's kind enquiry tinkled the msg on the normal mobile, there was a second msg there - saying "We believe you're entitled to 3750 pound for your accident."

Where on earth did 'they' get my number from? It was timed at 2pm, when I was at the walkin centre.

Weird. Eye closing now. Gonna look technicoloured in the morning!

Thanks for the concern tho, it makes a difference!

xty
09-24-2010, 03:16 PM
omg so glad you are ok! what a close call. smart to take necessary precautions after a head injury.

and actually your thought about your weight makes perfect sense to me. as we get into better shape we arent just smaller, we are more agile and able to recover and prevent injury. maybe you would have had more padding before, but working out increases bone density and helps joints and things get stronger....may have saved a broken bone or something thru your weight loss work :)

rockinrobin
09-24-2010, 03:55 PM
I am so glad you're okay. Shaken up surely, but generally okay.

Would you believe nearly the same thing happened to me about 2 weeks ago? And I was going to post about it in the MAintainers Forum under the NSV thread, but never got around to it.

Yup, I was home, going out to the car with my DH, I took out some garbage, he went to the car (the other side of the garbage pails) and I must have tripped. I knew I was going down braced myself with my hand (which was pretty scrapped up, bloody and black and blue) and thought - thank G-d I am not heavier. It was the immediate thought, no hesitation that went through my mind.

My husband didn't realize where I was, luckily, I picked myself up. I was a little shaky, my head hurt not from being hit, but just from being thrown, my hip was badly bruised. Again, I kept thinking if I wasn't in such good shape, I'd be in bed for days. I was and still am so thankful. It was an unbelievable reminder of how quickly things can go bad. And of course this was nothing to even speak of.

I must have said it several dozen times, how fortunate I was that I wasn't hurt worse. I just keep thinking over and over and over again I never would have fared so well had I been heavy.

Be well, take extra good care of yourself for the next few days. :hug:

Rosinante
09-24-2010, 04:01 PM
Thanks, Robin and guys.

And I didn't, even once, think of buying myself food to cheer myself up! As near as I got was thinking "I didn't think to buy myself any food to cheer myself up"!

I did make something very convenient - a microwave rice, which I would never normally do, and some king prawns tossed in a thai sauce. Prawns are my life-savers, they're so expensive that you'd never buy them for a family meal; but a whole pack comes in at 126 calories and zero carbs - wow!
I went for convenience because it was now 4pm and I needed my lunch. Because of the lack of planning, I'm 300 calories light but have run out of carbs. Oh well.

Sorry to hear about you too, Robin. You're so right though - yet another plus of weightloss!

Cleophas
09-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Oh ouch, I'm glad you weren't hurt worse. I live alone too and I'm always a little worried that I'm going to have an accident. I think that you did well not to turn to food when you're in pain, I think that's something I have still to learn.

doingmybest
09-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Robin and Rosinante:

I'm sorry to hear about your experiences and very glad you are both doing okay.

:hug:

silverbirch
09-24-2010, 06:05 PM
When I rang nhsdirect, I gave them my home number.
When I went to the Walkin, I gave them my holiday mobile number, it was the one I had on me.
When I went to a and e I didn't give them anything, guess they get it all from the referral letter from the Walkin.

When Silverbirch's kind enquiry tinkled the msg on the normal mobile, there was a second msg there - saying "We believe you're entitled to 3750 pound for your accident."

Where on earth did 'they' get my number from? It was timed at 2pm, when I was at the walkin centre.


Hey, we're friends; of course I rang!

If you'd rung NHS Direct before, you might have given your main mobile number. But I really don't like the idea that *anyone* in the NHS is acting for ambulance-chasing litigation firms. Anyway, NHS Direct is being axed by the Govt as part of the cuts.

calluna
09-24-2010, 06:06 PM
Ouch! So very glad you're okay and have a twitch of amusement to help take the edge off the pain. :)

time2lose
09-24-2010, 11:08 PM
I too am glad that it wasn't worse. Losing that 60 pounds may have saved you. A few years ago I fell on my left arm and ended up with a fractured elbow and wrist.

Oboegal
09-25-2010, 02:45 AM
So glad you weren't hurt worse, Rosinante!

Rosinante
09-25-2010, 04:01 AM
Well, I survived the night!

I expected to feel totally battered today but instead, yes, my knees hurt a bit; my head/eye is more swollen but I expected my eye to be totally closed, and it's not; the scafoid area pain is still there but it's diffused a bit; and that's it.

TBH when I was thinking "Thank goodness I've lost weight" as I fell, it was for sheer vanity/embarrassment reasons! but now I can totally see what others mean ~ the injuries might have been a whole lot worse 63 pounds heavier! Oh, the unsuspected benefits - but I don't recommend experimenting!

rockinrobin
09-25-2010, 09:11 AM
Sounds like you're mending well. Thank Goodness.

time2lose
09-25-2010, 11:22 AM
Wow, you were hurt worse than I realized from your first post. Still glad that it was not even worse but I hope you recover rapidly!

dragonwoman64
09-25-2010, 06:46 PM
sorry to hear about the falls. you know, it really is an accomplishment not to turn to comfort eating. getting hurt makes me feel vulnerable and achy and in need of, well, comfort! people who exercise and eat well heal faster too, another benefit from leading a healthy lifestyle!

Rosinante
09-27-2010, 05:09 AM
Just for fun!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/Ailidh/sep272010003-1.jpg

ps, today I made up half my face ~ phantom of the opera!

VickieLou
09-27-2010, 10:34 AM
Rosinante Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you are feeling better today. :hug: Get Well Soon! Happy to hear you got your dream suitcase.