Fell downstairs again.

@Jackalyn (4920)
Oxford, England
May 20, 2016 4:26am CST
So, yesterday I have a bath and stupidly decide I need to go downstairs before I am dry. I fell from the top to the bottom of the stairs. The lawn mower was at the bottom of the stairs as I need to sort out the lobby and all the coats that fell down. The lawnmower fell on me and narrowly missed the Freya the Catblog Cat. So did the folding armchair. The doctor said to call an ambulance. Great drivers but the poor things had been given a rickety and squeaky old thing to drive. They took me in on a stretcher and onto a bed in "minors." I was so bruised I was grateful to kerp lying down. My left hand is out of action. I woke up the nerve damage from the last fall. My left index finger is very bruised but thankfully not broken. My right hip is bruised and all sorts of other bruises are surfacing but thankfully nothing got broken. I have strong pain meds. Everything us hazy. I'm resting up today. Freya the Catblog Cat is kindly keeping me company. Memo to self. Do not come downstairs in a bath robe with wet feet. It is embarrasing to need an ambulance when you are practically naked!
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@MGjhaud (20550)
• Philippines
20 May 16
oh my be careful and i hope no fracture or anything like that.
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@Jackalyn (4920)
• Oxford, England
20 May 16
No. They said there is some bone in the tip of my index finger that may be fractured, but that they would not do anything about that anyway. The rest is thankfully just bad bruising.
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@Corbin5 (61122)
• United States
20 May 16
Oh my. Will remember your memo to yourself. I did fall down 16 basement stairs. My husband was at work and I called my mom to take me to the ER. The ER staff thought someone had beaten me and they made my mom and little son leave the room to get the "real" story. I told them "I FELL DOWN THE STAIRS!" Glad you are OK and that you heal quickly. Those bruises do stay around for quite a while. We have a ranch house now, so no stairs!
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@Jackalyn (4920)
• Oxford, England
20 May 16
Oh no! That sounds awful!
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• United States
20 May 16
The way you described this it sounds like the lawnmower was in the house..I am assuming those were outside steps? Wow, that was quite a fall.
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@Jackalyn (4920)
• Oxford, England
20 May 16
No, the lawn mower was in the living room so I could tidy the foyer where it lives!
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@UncleJoe (6861)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 May 16
I slipped and fell down a long flight of stairs at our local youth center and accidentally won first prize in a break dancing contest.
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• United States
20 May 16
sound like a pretty nasty fall but glad you are okay
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@sishy7 (22646)
• Australia
20 May 16
yes, please do take a really good notice of that memo to self - we don't want to hear another fall... take care!
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@sunrisefan (16439)
• Philippines
20 May 16
That was embarrassing indeed hahaha! I'm glad you seem okay now. You need to be more careful next time.
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@jaboUK (48601)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
Oh dear that sounds nasty, but it could have been a lot worse. Hope you recover quickly.
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@Marcyaz (36204)
• United States
20 May 16
What was the lawn mower doing inside the house I am wondering? You are lucky you could call for an ambulance. Glad you have no broken bones.
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@Jackalyn (4920)
• Oxford, England
20 May 16
Long story. I live in a tiny house. I usually keep the lawn mower on the foyer,but things fell down and I moved the lawnmower into the living room so I could tidy up.
@Marcyaz (36204)
• United States
20 May 16
@Jackalyn I see so sorry that happened to you. Hope you are better now.
@msiduri (5846)
• United States
20 May 16
Oh, geez. Two falls in such a short period of time. I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself.
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@Jackalyn (4920)
• Oxford, England
20 May 16
I am pretty sure there is an explanation for both. They are sending me to a falls clinic though.
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@msiduri (5846)
• United States
20 May 16
@Jackalyn Hope it's nothing. But let them tell you that.
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@dodo19 (24868)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 May 16
Ouch, that was not a good fall. I hope you get better soon.
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@Lucky15 (31073)
• Philippines
20 May 16
Aww. Hope you get better soon
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@inertia4 (25512)
• United States
22 May 16
Ouch. That has to hurt. You have to be more careful. I know, we all think we can do something and that is when these things happen. Out of the blue. I hope you heal quickly. Rest.
@bwjsdems (488)
• New Zealand
22 May 16
Hmm I have a note like that - don't run downstairs in socks as they slip. Hate it when you bruise your tailbone.
@valmnz (12306)
• New Zealand
22 May 16
Oh dear, glad you lived to tell the tale. I laughed at your last sentence.
• Bhubaneshwar, India
21 May 16
Please be careful..!!
@zebra2222 (4842)
• United States
21 May 16
Sorry to hear about the fall. I know how much that can hurt.