I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up

@just4him (85192)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 27, 2017 1:20pm CST
Last night was Writer's Guild. I got great feedback on the little bit I read that I also posted here, so there have already been some positive changes to the story. So that's a good thing. As we were wrapping up the meeting I was reaching down to pick up my book bag and get ready to leave when the rolling chair I was sitting in shot out from under me and I landed on the floor. No I wasn't hurt, at least I didn't think so. I'm feeling a bit tender this morning with my knees. But mostly I fractured my pride and had two gentlemen help me off the floor. I was more embarrassed than anything. I did go to the pool this morning and even my knees weren't too happy about that either from last night's fall. So I'm using my cane again to get around. My older son came over this morning and I told him I've been thinking about having someone come and help me clean. He instantly volunteered, so he'll be coming over a couple times a week to help me clean the apartment. So far, at least that I'm aware of anyway, no one was here to inspect the apartment. I was gone for about a half hour. I really don't mind if I'm not part of the random selection of apartments. I'm also waiting on a phone call from my daughter, as it's laundry day today, but road construction in front of her house has the water off at the moment, so no laundry until that comes back on. So anyway, after a bit of hit and miss this morning, I'm back here and will get to your posts as well. Time to hit the notifications and interact. I hope you're having a good day. Thanks for reading.
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@DianneN (54678)
• United States
27 Jun
You truly scared the daylights out of me with your title and fall. My heart is still pounding as I respond. I'm so glad that you didn't get injured too badly. Now I shall say a prayer for you. How nice that your son volunteered to do the cleaning. You will save lots of money that way. Trust me! lol
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I'm truly blessed he's going to help me with it. I'm sorry I scared you. I was hurting a bit yesterday, but I'm feeling a lot better at the moment. No pool this morning, but I will be back tomorrow. I'm very happy my younger son helped me with the laundry yesterday. I was blessed to be with all my children yesterday. I just wish I had taken my camera with me to my daughter's. The boat cushions turned out great. She finished with them while I was there yesterday. Next week she'll start on the patio furniture.
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@TheHorse (50030)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jun
@just4him I used to have an Irish girlfriend named Patty O'Furniture. That's pretty bad, isn't it?
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@DianneN (54678)
• United States
28 Jun
@just4him Children are good for something - lol! Glad you are feeling better and kudos to your daughter. You must be a super teacher!!!! I hope you can go for a boat ride.
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@BelleStarr (30025)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Jun
When I am very glad that the only thing hurt in your fall was your pride, though that is a wound that hurts almost as much !!
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Yes it is. I had some pain from it yesterday, but my best friend - Ibuprofen - fixed me up and I'm doing a lot better today.
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@TheHorse (50030)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jun
@just4him Vicodin is in the mail. Wait. That really COULD land me in prison!
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@BelleStarr (30025)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
@just4him lol ibuprofen is a very good friend of mine as well.
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@MsBooklover (2020)
• United States
27 Jun
I think that happened to me once where they chair went out from behind me, and I fell on the floor. I am glad you did not break any bone, and hope you are getting better.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I'm doing good at the moment. I'm still using the cane. My friend - Ibuprofen - helped a lot last night.
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• United States
28 Jun
@just4him Before you know it, you will not be using the cane.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
@MsBooklover I'd love that.
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@Nawsheen (22849)
• Mauritius
27 Jun
Sorry to hear about your knee. Hope that it is not paining too much. Glad to hear that your older son is coming to help you
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. It's doing well this morning.
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@Kandae11 (23441)
27 Jun
This reminds me of the time I slipped and fell near a busy street - my pride was hurt more than anything else. Glad you weren't seriously injured.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. I did that once too. I was in the Navy, pregnant, and saluted an officer and fell, tripping on something. I shocked the officer and my husband. I was embarrassed but not hurt.
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@celticeagle (113002)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun
Geesh! Glad you weren't hurt. Hope you get to launder soon. I had a real good day. Had to say goodbye to my granddaughter cause she and the babies were heading up north to meet up with her boyfriend. He got them a place and so she is headed to her new home.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. No, not hurt seriously. I was in some pain from it yesterday, but today is good. I'm glad your granddaughter and the babies have a new place to go to.
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@celticeagle (113002)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun
@just4him .....Glad the pain is gone now. Yes, I am relieved they found this new place. Boise is getting expensive for housing.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@celticeagle I think everywhere is expensive.
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• United States
28 Jun
It sometimes takes a couple of days for an injury to show. Take it easy lady. So glad for you that your son volunteered to clean for you.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. Yes, I was hurting yesterday. My best friend - Ibuprofen - was my bed partner last night. I'm feeling back to normal this morning.
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• United States
28 Jun
@just4him The damp weather is really causing my joints to ache. I have to take ibuprofen more often to help with the inflammation.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly That's my go to pain killer. Nothing else works for me.
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@JudyEv (91863)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jun
I'm sorry you fell. It is always awkward trying to get up at our age. I'm glad you weren't badly hurt.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Yes it is awkward to get up off the floor. Thank you. Mostly my pride was the only thing hurt. I was a bit tender and sore yesterday, but today is good.
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@TheHorse (50030)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jun
@just4him Something almost cute: I grunt when I get up from the floor after playing with my littlies. Now, they grunt when they get up too, even though they don't have to!
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@TheHorse Children are great imitators.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
27 Jun
Oh so very sorry to hear this Valerie..sorry you fell Oh and of course the water is off at your daughters..hope it comes back on soon. Your son is a good lad isn't he?
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
He's turned out good. The water came back on mid-afternoon so the laundry is done. Thank you. I'm feeling much better this morning.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
28 Jun
@just4him Wonderful Valerie all around..have a very peaceful day.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
@TiarasOceanView Thank you.
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• Philippines
28 Jun
I hope it's not serious @just4him ... I remember the last time you said it was just a bruise but found out later that you broke a rib.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
By the time I went to bed last night I was in a lot of pain. My bed buddy last night was Ibuprofen. I didn't go to the pool this morning, but right now I'm feeling so much better. I'll be back in the pool tomorrow. Thank you.
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• Philippines
29 Jun
@just4him Good to hear that you're feeling much better now.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@rachz_kisses Thank you.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
I am glad it was not serious, I thought you hurt yourself falling. Take care.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I know I could have, but I wasn't badly hurt. I did feel it yesterday, but this morning everything is good once again.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
@just4him Fine, it was nothing too bad.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
@LadyDuck No, nothing bad, thankfully.
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@amadeo (43783)
• United States
27 Jun
you were lucky there.I have so many tales of elderly falling.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I know. I've heard a lot of tales about elderly falls as well.
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@amadeo (43783)
• United States
29 Jun
@just4him be careful I myself have to be.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun
@amadeo I'm doing my best.
@Courtlynn (42234)
• United States
27 Jun
Sorry you fell, and have some pains. Hope it doesn't last long. And good for your son for wanting to help clean.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Today is much better, thank you. I'm very happy my older son will be helping me.
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@Courtlynn (42234)
• United States
28 Jun
@just4him yay. Happy you're better
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@Courtlynn Thank you.
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@Tracy04 (10660)
• Malaysia
29 Jun
Sorry to hear that. May God bless you and your day ahead!
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
Thank you. I'm doing good now.
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@Tracy04 (10660)
• Malaysia
29 Jun
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@mandala100 (24087)
• Hong Kong
27 Jun
Oh I'm glad that you not seriously hurt. I hope that you knees will be better soon.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. I would love it if my knees would be fine soon. That will take surgery. Some days feel better than others.
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@mandala100 (24087)
• Hong Kong
28 Jun
@just4him Alright my friend. I'll see you later.
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@sishy7 (25560)
• Australia
29 Jun
Sorry to hear about your fall... glad you're not hurt, physically at least...
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
I'm glad it wasn't anything serious as well. Thank you.
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@DWDavis (11151)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Jun
I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt by your fall.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. So am I.
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@jstory07 (56004)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jun
I am glad you did not hurt your self bad when you feel.
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. I was a bit sore, but not hurt.
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@sugartoes (32382)
• Greencastle, Indiana
28 Jun
OUCH, I hope you alright cause I know how that can feel I bet you won't be doing that again, at lest I hope not. Glad to hear your son stepped up to give you a hand around the house that will be a big help on you when you have surgery, the dip in the pool ought to of helped some. We been busy today & we got the kit & MOST the back wall JUST about done today still have some things we gotta get done before it's TOTALLY completed. Hope you get to feeling better from your fall
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I'm doing good today. Yesterday I was hurting, but all is good today with the help of Ibuprofen when I went to bed last night. No pool today, but I'll be back tomorrow.
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@sueznewz2 (8899)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Jun
I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself too much.. and that your son is going to help with the cleaning..
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@just4him (85192)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Thank you. My pride took a beating. It's a true blessing that my son is going to help me.
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