Mother: Have you ever thought “What if I Fall?” If you are anything like me falling or having an accident is not something you give any thought about. Well, I did fall. Here I was Tuesday morning walking along minding my own business, and then I fell. Talk about a shock to my system I was stunned. All I was doing was carrying clean clothes to the bedroom and the next instant I was face down on the rug. It felt like someone had tackled me from behind. Everything from my waist up hurt plus both knees. I had hit my head and right hand on the footboard of the bed. As I lay crying on the floor I was, I thought, screaming for my husband. Husband was in the back of the house and thought he heard something. He said as he came through the great room he thought he heard a squeak. Goes to show one persons’ scream is another’s squeak.
Now here I sit with my left wrist broken and something wrong with my right shoulder. The doctor has ordered an MRI of my shoulder, but it will be another week before that happens. There is nothing wrong that won’t heal but it sure has put a kink in my life. Have you heard the saying If you want to hear God laugh tell Him your plans? That is how I feel right now. And I am not saying I think God made me fall so He could change my plans. But making plans far into the future is how I thrive, and I am never happy when my plans change.
At any given time my plans are made months in advance. Being spontaneous is not something I do. So to say that my life right now is planned out until the end of April and these injuries could put a stick in them is an understatement. My right rotator cuff has been torn before, so I know what this means. The recovery from the repair is brutal. And besides all of the pain, I don’t want my life sidelined for the next twelve to fourteen weeks.
One thing I find so funny when I am somewhat incapacitated is all the stuff I notice that needs cleaned. Now if it were a normal day in my life I would putz my day away. But since I only have one hand and part of the second arm I feel the need to move furniture and clean floors. And I don’t just think about the things I wish I could do I fret about them to the husband. Bless his heart he already has a heavy load getting me through a shower and hair washing. My husband has taken to calling me Miss Daisy since he has to drive me everywhere I go.
As I said, earlier none of this is life changing just an inconvenience for the time being. Plus I do like to whine. You never know when something unexpected like a fall will happen in your life. My fall has made me stop and think and be more grateful for the good health I usually have.
A little update on my fall. The MRI showed no tears in the rotator cuff just some stretching and thinning, whatever that means. Nothing that a few weeks of physical therapy won’t take care off. To say that I am happy is an understatement. Feeling very blessed.
Until next time.