I stumbled and fell near the gasoline station..

@lady1993 (16093)
Philippines
October 12, 2012 3:20am CST
it was quite embarrassing and it really hurt. i have huge bruises on both of my knees. I was just waling home at night and i missed that raised ground o whatever it is called and fell forward. I immediately stood up and walked faster though, being used to falling and all. Bu then, thinking back, that was quite embarrassing, i'm glad it was at night so the people on the other side of the road did not see me clearly.. but the gasoline station's light were super bright.. Any of you also have some embarrassing moments to share? Also some remedies to help bruises heal faster. i did put cold compress so it's not so violet now.
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@riyauro (6431)
• India
12 Oct 12
oouch I would bother about anyone looking but i would be worried about the knee which got hurt. i am like you and used to falling and all so I can understand your pain. anyway, as for me i normally keep it dry for the scad to dry fast and peel off fast. So take care other time. Look down and walk .. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@lady1993 (16093)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
It did not hurt much at that time,which is why i immediately got up and walked so fast.. it ind of hurt after a few walks though, i limped a bit.. The scad were just small dot since i fell on he cemented ground.. That's why my parents told me too- look down.
@JijiXcebu (129)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
You shouldn't be embarrassed about it though. It's really not your fault why you fell off or something. I hope your knee is recovering from the bruises. Be careful next time.
@lady1993 (16093)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
Yeah, the cold compress worked on my right knee, but my left knee was still bruised. i think i was just so tired from all the walking.. since our house was 10-1 minutes away.. and i tried to make it in minutes or so.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
Hope everything is ok with you. Be mindful of your position, though accident is accident, they are not avoidable. I can relate here becasue I suffered also the same situation wherein I was in a stair and it was slippery back then. I rushed myself to the hospital knowing that I have a fracture, good thing, doctors assessment was negative of any fracture exept for some bruises that reminds me to take care always. Be safe there. Thanks
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
12 Oct 12
Besides a cold compress like frozen peas or whatever, you can keep the area elevated, rest the bruised area, and ibuprofen will help with both pain relief and to reduce swelling. Avoid aspirin, as that is a blood thinner and could make your bruise worse. Apply heat. Do this within 48 hours of cooling the bruise to bring more circulation to the area and help clear away the pooled blood. - Apply a warm washcloth to the bruise for ten minutes or so for two to three times a day. Gently massage the bruise and surrounding area. Do this several times a day beginning the day after the bruising occurs. This will help the normal lymphatic process to clear it away. The pressure should not be painful though! - Get some sun! Ultraviolet light breaks down bilirubin, which is the product of hemoglobin breakdown that causes the yellowish color of a bruise. If possible, expose the bruise to sunlight (safe amounts, don't sunburn) to accelerate the isomerization of the remaining bilirubin (say wot?) Home Remedies to Reduce Bruising - Vinegar mixed with warm water will help the healing process. Vinegar increases blood flow near the skin's surface, so it may help to dissipate the blood that has pooled in the bruised area. Witch hazel will also do the trick. - Increase your Bromelain intake. Bromelain, a digestive enzyme found in pineapples, breaks down proteins that trap fluids in the tissues after an injury. - Apply parsley. Take a handful of fresh parsley leaves, crush them and spread them all over the bruise. Wrap the area with an elastic bandage. Some experts claim that parsley decreases inflammation, reduces pain and can make a bruise fade more quickly.
@Raine38 (9036)
• United States
12 Oct 12
I also use ice on a bruise to tone down the pain and swelling. Being a clumsy person that I am, would you believe that I even trip on a flat surface, wearing flat shoes? At least in your case you missed a raised ground, while I trip on a really flat floor. One time me and my friends in college were attending a seminar about career guidance and it is being held at a hotel. While walking out of the conference room for a sort break, I tripped and fell on the smooth, marble floor. Good thing my guy friends are such sympathizers and clowns that they just made fun of my fall in a funny way. They keep on saying, "whoah, that's a huge fish, good thing you jumped on it!"
@deazil (4556)
• United States
12 Oct 12
It is embarrassing to fall down. And the first thing most people do is get up quickly and look around to see if anybody saw them. I've had a few embarrassing falls but I think the worst was when I was in high school, many years ago. I was wearing a pair of sling back shoes and I was late for class. I ran down the hall and as I turned through the classroom doorway my heel slipped out of my shoe. The shoe flew off in one direction and I went flying in the other. Right down on my hands and knees on the floor. The whole class just looked at me. It was very embarrassing. I had to get up and walk about 10 feet across the front of the room to get my shoe. But for your bruise I have a site that might help. The apple cider vinegar they talk about is, I believe, organic. It sounds strange but I guess it works. www.earthclinic.com/CURES/bruise.html Hope this helps.